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NASCAR game speeds toward esports

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 17 / 17

NASCAR video game licensee 704Games plans to launch an esports competition involving its “NASCAR Heat 2” game, one of multiple initiatives under new CEO Paul Brooks, a former NASCAR executive. Final details on the venture were not ready to be shared, as the company is still developing...

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