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Dusenberry Martin Racing Announce NASCAR Heat Evolution

On Friday, a familiar name for hardcore NASCAR video game fans was announced to be the next installment in the NASCAR video game series.

Dusenberry Martin Racing, a company that is committed to creating NASCAR games on consoles, PC, and on smartphones for the next four years, finally announced their new NASCAR game as NASCAR Heat Revolution. It’s the first installment in the NASCAR Heat Series since NASCAR Heat 2002 and it is being developed by the same team in Monster Games. Monster Games also developed NASCAR Dirt to Daytona in 2002, which currently has a Metacritic score of 84 and was the last NASCAR game made by Monster until today’s announcement.

Dusenberry Martin Racing also announced the game will also have a partnership with Toyota. The cover driver for the game? The highest finishing driver in Saturday night’s All Star race among Toyota drivers – including Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, and Martin Truex, Jr. – will be the cover driver. This also includes drivers such as Matt DiBenedetto, who have to either race into the Sprint All-Star Race or snag one of the two Fan Vote spots. They are not the only drivers DMR is working with, however.

“We have drivers that we’ve hired to be part of our development team,” Matt Dusenberry told Fox Sports in an exclusive interview. “Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski are just a few. And they played the game so they could come in and give us feedback on the lines and how the track feels, the handling of the car.”

Some of the game features announced on the game’s official website includes all 23 Sprint Cup series tracks, a “speed rating system” that will adjust the AI depending on the player’s talent, and real life challenges that puts the player in the driver’s seat to “relive or rewrite this season’s most memorable moments”.

NASCAR Heat Revolution will be released Sept. 13th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

About the author

Michael has watched NASCAR for 20 years and regularly covered the sport from 2013-2021. He moved on to Formula 1, IndyCar, and SRX coverage for the site, while still putting a toe in the water from time-to-time back into the NASCAR pool.

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