This post will be updated on a regular basis with all officially confirmed drivers and new teams. There will be some surprises in 2021, so stay tuned.
+++ Update: 05/08/2021 +++
Ulysse Delsaux will be back in top form to chase the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series title in 2021. The Frenchman will pilot the #10 RDV Competition Camaro in the EuroNASCAR PRO championship, while NWES veteran Didier Bec will take the wheel in EuroNASCAR 2.
NWES Drivers 2021
+++ Update: 05/07/2021 +++
One week ahead of the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season opener at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, 42 Racing has announced two more drivers for its line-up in the upcoming championship. Luigi Ferrara will compete in the EuroNASCAR PRO Championship and share the car with youngster Francesco Garisto, who was already confirmed earlier this year. The #17 Ford Mustang will be driven by Shadow Racing Cars owner Bernardo Manfre.
+++ Update: 05/06/2021 +++
Not Only Motorsport expands to three cars in its second EuroNASCAR season
+++ Update: 05/06/2021 +++
+++ Update: 05/05/2021 +++
Pierluigi Veronesi will make his return on the NWES grid with a brand new team. The Italian teamed up with Francesco Vignali, CEO of Testing, a leading company in laboratory tests for the automotive industry, to create Double V Racing.
An experienced NWES driver, Veronesi will enter his third season in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series after skipping 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic with the double role of team owner and driver. The Persiceto native will return to the EuroNASCAR 2 championship in which he finished 7th in points in 2019 with 1 top-5 and 8 top-10s. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 05/05/2021 +++
Solaris Motorsport will double up in the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season. From next week’s opening round in Valencia, Spain, alongside the #12 Solaris Motorsport Camaro the Italian team will also provide technical support to the debuting #27 Double V Racing Mustang.
On the #12 Camaro, Francesco Sini will look to insert himself in the battle for the EuroNASCAR PRO title and will also coach young Alina Loibnegger, who will make her debut in the EuroNASCAR 2 championship. NWES veteran Pierluigi Veronesi will take the wheel of the Double V Racing Mustang in EuroNASCAR 2. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 05/03/2021 +++
Arianna Casoli is well prepared for her sixth consecutive season in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. The Italian will again join CAAL Racing to fight for the Legend and Lady Trophy win in the EuroNASCAR 2 Championship. The Reggio Emilia native will share the #54 Camaro with Gianmarco Ercoli.
In 2020, Casoli won the Legend Trophy for the first time in her career and scored a solid second place in the Lady Trophy. At Circuit Zolder, she scored her best NWES finish so far with a strong fifth place in the rain in the Limburg forest. With 55 races under her belt, Italian is among the most experienced drivers on the EuroNASCAR 2 grid. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 05/01/2021 +++
Marko Stipp Motorsport will enter the 2021 Club Challenge with a strong driver line-up. The regularity-based Club Challenge division will see the return of its former champion Andreas Kuchelbacher and last season’s third placed Gordon Barnes. The Briton showed great consistency in his rookie year and now wants to make good use of his learnings. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 04/30/2021 +++
After being absent in the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Team Bleekemolen is preparing its EuroNASCAR comeback for 2021. The Dutch team will once again rely on Sebastiaan Bleekemolen in the EuroNASCAR PRO Championship and Michael Bleekemolen in the EuroNASCAR 2 Championship, who will share the #69 Ford Mustang.
The team made its official European NASCAR debut in 2019 and immediately made an impact in both championships. Sebastiaan Bleekemolen scored his first top-5 finish in Most after a strong run in the first race at the famous race track in the Czech Republic. Another top-10 followed in the second race at Autodrom Most. Despite the initial success in the NWES, the Dutchman sees a lot of room to improve the performance. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 04/29/2021 +++
After being absent in the 2020 season, Advait Deodhar will be back in the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season. The Indian will again partner with CAAL Racing to compete in the EuroNASCAR 2 Championship and fight for the title. The Mumbai native will take over the #56 car and build on the foundation he laid in the 2019 season with the Italian powerhouse.
Deodhar made his EuroNASCAR 2 debut in 2018 after gaining important experience in Club Challenge and finished on the podium for the first time with a second place at Brands Hatch in the UK. In 2019, despite missing one round, he finished fourth in points in EuroNASCAR 2. He will be supported by London-based TJB Super Yachts in his adventure to become the first Indian NASCAR champion. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 04/27/2021 +++
DF1 Racing will further strengthen its ambitions to fight for titles and trophies in the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season thanks to the addition of Henri Tuomaala and Ian Eric Waden to the team’s lineup. Both drivers will pull double duties for the majority of the season, racing both in EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2.
After winning the Challenger Trophy in his debut season in 2019, Henri Tuomaala already planned to race for DF1 Racing in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing restrictions, he was forced to skip the season. In 2021, Tuomaala will finally pilot the #23 Iceboys / DF1 Racing Camaro.
T uomaala’s fellow countryman Ian Eric Waden will be at the wheel of the the #44 car in his second full-time season in EuroNASCAR 2. After winning the Legend Trophy in his debut in 2019, Waden wasn’t able to defend his title in 2020 due to the pandemic. After missing one season, he is extremely motivated to race again.
For the season opener in Valencia there will be a change in the line-up. Waden on the #44 will race in both divisions, which will give him the opportunity to test his car. Henri Tuomaala will be joined on the #23 by the young Finn Leevi Lintukanto. Lintukanto debuted in the EuroNASCAR 2 at Valencia last season. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 04/25/2021 +++
Three-time NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Alon Day will return to CAAL Racing in 2021 to drive the #88 Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro. Already the winningest driver in NWES history, Day will chase the fourth title of his NASCAR career and even more records to add to his resume.
After racing for PK Carsport in 2020 on the #24 Camaro and setting a new high in race wins with 24 on the way to his third championship ring, Day will go back to the Italian team he drove for in the previous five seasons winning two titles, confident they can pick up where they left: in Victory Lane. Day will once again carry the Monster Energy brand as his main sponsor. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 04/23/2021 +++
In less than a month, the new season of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will start in Valencia, Spain. The Hendriks Motorsport-Momo team from Maasbree, Netherlands will enter its fourth season in the official European NASCAR series with an ultra competitive line-up.
Although the driver lineup is unchanged from last year there have been some significant shifts within the team. Czech driver Martin Doubek will focus on EuroNASCAR 2 and share the #7 Hendriks Motorsport-Momo Ford Mustang with 2019 NWES champion Loris Hezemans. Giorgio Maggi will get behind the wheel of the #18 Hendriks Motorsport-Momo Ford Mustang just like last year and next to him there is still a seat available for the EuroNASCAR 2 championship. Finally, the #50 Hendriks Motorsport Ford Mustang will be occupied this year by reigning EuroNASCAR 2 champion Vittorio Ghirelli – the Italian will move to the PRO championship – and Tobias Dauenhauer, who won the EuroNASCAR Esports Series. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 04/20/2021 +++
After a solid 2020 campaign, CAAL Racing extended the contract with Gianmarco Ercoli for the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season. The Italian will drive the #54 Chevrolet Camaro in the EuroNASCAR PRO Championship and aim at the EuroNASCAR title.
In 2020, the Rome native won the second race of the season at his home track Vallelunga but some bad luck in the following events threw Ercoli down the order in the EuroNASCAR PRO standings. The Italian finished 6th in points despite 7 top-5s and 8 top-10s in 10 races. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 04/16/2021 +++
Max Lanza will be back in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in 2021 stronger and more motivated than ever. The Italian driver will be among the protagonists of the EuroNASCAR 2 championship on his new #88 Camaro fielded by CAAL Racing, ready to challenge for the Legend Trophy.
+++ Update: 04/09/2021 +++
After joining Marko Stipp Motorsport’s Gasoline Gladiators for the final virtual race of the official EuroNASCAR Esports Series at Circuit Zolder, Miguel Gomes is now set to make his debut in the real world NASCAR Whelen Euro Series with the German team.
A 2020 NWES Drivers Recruitment Program alumni, Gomes will take the wheel of the #46 Marko Stipp Motorsport to compete in the EuroNASCAR 2 championship. He will be part of both the Rookie Trophy and the Legend Trophy. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 03/31/2021 +++
A sure title contender announced his return to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series today. Three-time EuroNASCAR vice-champion Frederic Gabillon will be back behind the wheel of the #3 Tepac RDV Competition EuroNASCAR FJ in what may be the final season of his racing career.
The long standing relationship between Gabillon, crew chief Claude Galopin and RDV Competition Team Owner Franck Violas – a relationship the veteran NWES driver doesn’t hesitate to call friendship – will continue in 2021. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 03/26/2021 +++
Marko Stipp Motorsport and Yevgen Sokolovskiy will continue their path together in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in 2021. In his sophomore EuroNASCAR season, the German-Ukranian driver will race both NWES championships on the #48 Gulf Grandprix Originals Chevrolet Camaro aiming at the Challenger Trophy and the Legend Trophy.
Sokolovskiy made his NASCAR debut with Marko Stipp Motorsport in 2020 racing in both EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2, finishing third in the Challenger Trophy and second in the Legend Trophy. This season, the 42-year-old wants to put the experience he gained in his rookie year to good use and will continue to run both championships driving his Marko Stipp Motorsport Camaro. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 03/13/2021 +++
Pieces keep falling into place in the DF1 Racing drivers lineup: Justin Kunz extended his contract with the Austrian team for a third season and will be driving the #99 Chevrolet Camaro in 2021. Hama Trucks Austria, Sponsor of DF1 Racing since 2020, also extended its sponsorship deal and will be on the car’s hood.
+++ Update: 03/11/2021 +++
After the signing of Patrick Lemarié and Simon Pilate for the 2021 season of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, DF1 Racing has more good news to announce. Nicolò Rocca extended his contract with the Austrian team and will be driving the number 22 in the EuroNASCAR Pro championship. Long-time sponsor Grapos Softdrinks also extended its contract with DF1
Nicolò Rocca is one of the most experienced NASCAR drivers in Europe. He made his EuroNASCAR PRO debut in 2013 at just 19 year of age. In 71 races, he amassed 4 wins, 14 podium finishes and 5 pole positions. He was third in the overall standings of the EuroNASCAR Pro champion in 2019. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 03/04/2021 +++
The newly formed joint-venture between Federico Monti’s Academy Motorsport and Alex Caffi Motorsport with technical support from Race Art Technology found its top driver. Former Formula 1 World Champion and Indy 500 champion Jacques Villeneuve will pilot the #5 EuroNASCAR FJ and chase the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series title.
Having come very close to winning his first NASCAR race several times in the last two seasons, Villeneuve is poised to finally break through and contend for the EuroNASCAR title. The Canadian boasts four podium finishes, six top-5s and nine top-10s in 15 starts in EuroNASCAR PRO. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 03/03/2021 +++
42 Racing and Italian talent Francesco Garisto announced today an extension of their agreement to compete in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in the 2021 season. After making his NWES debut with the Swiss team in 2020 through the NWES Drivers Recruitment Program, Garisto will chase the EuroNASCAR 2 at the wheel of the #42 42 Racing Mustang. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 02/04/2021 +++
After a successful 2020 season, DF1 Racing will aim for the title in both NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championships in 2021. The Austrian team announced today that Patrick Lemarié and Simon Pilate will become DF1 Tigers and share the #66 Chevrolet Camaro.
Simon Pilate proved to have very high potential in his very first NASCAR season. The 18-year-old Belgian finished 8th in points in EuroNASCAR 2 and fourth in the Rookie Trophy, grabbing his best career result at Valencia with a fourth place overall. With one full season under his belt, Pilate wants to compete for the title in the EuroNASCAR 2. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
+++ Update: 01/29/2021 +++
Fresh off a strong debut season in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series with the support of the leading Cypriot pharmaceutical company Remedica, Vladimiros Tziortzis announced today that he will return to the European NASCAR season to chase the EuroNASCAR 2 title. The first Cypriot to race in NASCAR in Europe will once again drive the #1 Ford Mustang for Academy Motorsport, the newly formed partnership between Alex Caffi Motorsports and Federico Monti, with the technical support provided by Race Art Technology. Tziortzis Is the first driver to join the newly formed Academy Motorsport joint venture. (Source: EuroNASCAR.com)
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