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NASCAR Heat 3 Cover.jpg
Cover art featuring all four Hendrick Motorsports drivers: Chase Elliott, William Byron, Alex Bowman, & Jimmie Johnson
Developer(s)Monster Games
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
  • NA: September 7, 2018
  • EU: September 7, 2018
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

NASCAR Heat 3 is a racing video game simulating the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series and feeder competitions. It was developed by Monster Games and published by 704Games. It is the sequel to NASCAR Heat 2, and was released in North America and Europe on September 7, 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows via Steam.[1] Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jimmie Johnson (his first cover since NASCAR 06: Total Team Control), Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman and William Byron are featured on the cover.[2] Along with the game announcement, a new Xtreme Dirt series was also announced as part of an enhanced career mode.[3]



Like NASCAR Heat 2, the career option for the game includes the option to play in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Additions for the third installment include a new Xtreme Dirt Tour and the option to manage your own team in NASCAR national series competition.[4] The Xtreme Dirt Tour emulates the feel of local dirt track racing, with a variety of new tracks. Notable new tracks include a dirt version of Bristol Motor Speedway and tracks re-done from NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona.[5] The Charlotte Motor Speedway road course is also available to play at in the Bank of America Roval 400 event.[6]

Downloadable content[edit]

As part of the cover deal, Hendrick Motorsports will release free DLC packs after the game's release. Paid DLC packs will also be available from publisher 704Games.[5]


  1. ^ Errington, Tom. "NASCAR Heat 3 game release date revealed". Autosport. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ Khan, Zarmena. "NASCAR Heat 3 Releasing on Consoles and PC This September". PlayStation Lifestyle. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  3. ^ Smith, Rebecca. "NASCAR Heat 3 Gets Xtreme Dirt Tour". True Achievements. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  4. ^ "704Games Announces details, cover for NASCAR Heat 3, coming Sept. 7". Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b Good, Owen S. "NASCAR Heat 3 deals the dirt to consoles this fall". Polygon. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  6. ^ Beaver, Dan (2018-07-08). "NASCAR Heat 3 available in September". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 2018-07-13.

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