Nascar to debut fan-controlled car in Xfinity Series’ championship race

Collaboration with Fan Controlled Sports & Entertainment will see car compete at Phoenix Raceway on 4th November.
  • Fans to select driver and paint scheme for car
  • Critical in-race decisions will also be controlled by fans 

Nascar’s Xfinity Series will debut a fan-controlled car at Phoenix Raceway on 4th November in collaboration with Fan Controlled Sports & Entertainment (FCSE).

FCSE is the company behind Fan Controlled Football (FCF), which cancelled its third season due to low cash reserves and challenging capital markets, instead opting to focus on licensing its technology.

This move into Nascar, under the name Fan Controlled Racing (FCR), will see fans make critical decisions from selecting the driver and the paint scheme to determining live race strategies, including when to pit and which lane to pick after restart.

“We couldn't be more excited about bringing the energy and interactivity of Fan Controlled Sports to the racetrack,” said FCSE co-founder Patrick Dees. “This will be the first of many live race experiences where fans get to call the shots, help determine the strategy, and be a part of the race team.”

Fans will be able to make decisions through the Control App, available on iOS or Android, with the first decision centering on which driver will compete in the car, while fans will also be able to decide the paint scheme in the build-up to the race.

As fans engage with the app, they will earn Fan Experience Points (FanXP) and climb the leaderboard for their team. The top fans on the leaderboard every week will be given the chance to have their picture featured on the front of the car, while they can also score VIP pit and garage passes.

The championship race at Phoenix Raceway will be broadcast on USA Network and NBC Sports. FCSE will also be producing a watch party style stream on its app and key social platforms hosted by racing celebrities and experts.

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