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NASCAR Heat 5 (Windows)

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NASCAR Heat 5

Developer: 704Games
Publisher: Motorsport Games
Platform: Windows
Released in US: July 10, 2020 (Standard Edition)


CharacterIcon.png This game has unused playable characters.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.


So very stubbly.
This page is rather stubbly and could use some expansion.
Are you a bad enough dude to rescue this article?
Hmmm...
To do:
  • Dump the graphics. Worcestershirey from the Discord server formerly affiliated with /r/NASCAR has rips of generic Cup Toyota (under Bobby Labonte) and generic Cup Ford (under J.J. Yeley before Yeley's car sponsored by this very game was added).
  • Did Matt Kenseth ever get his right driver model?

NASCAR Heat 5 is the final iteration of 704Games/Motorsport Games' iteration of the NASCAR Heat series, released rather quickly (with additions being restricted to addition of car failures and testing schemes) so they could prepare for another reboot, which in a repeat of transition to NASCAR 15 to NASCAR Heat Evolution, ended disastrously yet again.

A Nintendo Switch port, titled NASCAR Heat Ultimate Edition+, was released in November 2021, with addition of 2021 NASCAR Cup Series primary paint schemes.

Unused Drivers

A number of unused drivers can be found in NASCARHeat5_Data/StreamingAssets/PC/AssetBundles/CarAppearances/ folder, in form of .rab (Unity asset) files. For most part, most of them contains placeholder paint schemes that are used in pre-race crew-chief/driver meeting videos shown before races, like one here. (These videos, which for the 2021 season and some 2020 races were rendered from iRacing instead, are generally not available to general public, except in 2018 when NASCAR uploaded them to their YouTube channel; additionally, NASCAR journalist Bob Pockrass also occasionally tweets snippets of them, usually when it comes to controversial yellow line/track limits rule at races held at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.)

Cup Series

File Driver Notes
default_c17_bobby_labonte.rab Bobby Labonte Has not driven in the Cup Series since 2016. Possibly a scrapped legend driver, in which he would have been representing the #18 Interstate Batteries car in a Toyota (Joe Gibbs Racing's current manufacturer), as his car is a Toyota (he would be added as such in a DLC for NASCAR 21: Ignition); however, his pit textures has the number 47, which is a reference to his 2012-2013 run with JTG Daugherty Racing, which at the time also ran Toyotas.
default_c17_landon_cassill.rab Landon Cassill Did not drive in the Cup Series during the 2020 season; drove for StarCom Racing the season prior.
default_c17_matt_tifft.rab Matt Tifft Did not drive in the Cup Series during the 2020 season; drove for Front Row Motorsports the season prior until Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas due to health concerns.
default_c17_parker_kligerman.rab Parker Kligerman Did not drive in the Cup Series during the 2020 season; drove part-time for Gaunt Brothers Racing the season prior.
default_c17_paul_menard.rab Paul Menard Did not drive in the Cup Series during the 2020 season; drove for Wood Brothers Racing the season prior.
default_c17_reed_sorenson.rab Reed Sorenson Drove part-time for various teams during the 2020 season.

default_c17_jj_yeley.rab (J.J. Yeley) was originally unused, but later used for a DLC car that was sponsored by the game itself.

NASCAR Heat Pro League

NASCAR Heat Pro League drivers are treated as Cup Series drivers and as such are stored together with them.

File Driver Notes
default_c17_casey_gomme.rab Casey Gomme Was not chosen for 2020 eNASCAR Heat Pro League draft; represented Wood Brothers Racing in the 2019 season on Xbox side.
default_c17_greg_matarazzo.rab Greg Matarazzo Was not chosen for 2020 eNASCAR Heat Pro League draft; represented Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2019 season on Xbox side.
default_c17_josh_shoemaker.rab Josh Shoemaker Was not chosen for 2020 eNASCAR Heat Pro League draft; represented Stewart-Haas Racing in the 2019 season on Xbox side.

Xfinity Series

File Driver Notes
default_x17_elliott_sadler.rab Elliott Sadler Did not drive in the Xfinity Series during the 2020 season; drove twice for Kaulig Racing the season prior.
default_x17_joey_gase.rab Joey Gase Drove sporadically for three different teams during the 2020 season.
default_x17_john_jackson.rab John Jackson Drove for Rick Ware Racing (#51 and #53; both numbers would switch between Chevrolet and Ford) for most of the 2020 season, as well as one race in the Tommy Baldwin Racing #7 Chevrolet.
default_x17_mario_gosselin.rab Mario Gosselin Had not driven in the Xfinity Series since 2017, although he returned in 2021.
default_x17_morgan_shepherd.rab Morgan Shepherd Did not drive in the Xfinity Series during the 2020 season; drove for his owner-driver team, Shepherd Racing Ventures #89 Chevrolet, part-time the season prior.
default_x17_stephen_leicht.rab Stephen Leicht Drove for Carl Long's MBM Motorsports, alternating between #66, #61 (also used by Austin Hill by Hattori Racing Enterprises), and #13 (all of them in a Toyota) for most of the 2020 season.
default_x17_zane_smith.rab Zane Smith Did not drive in the Xfinity Series during the 2020 season; drove part-time for Dale Earnhardt Jr's JR Motorsports the season prior.

Camping World Truck Series

File Driver Notes
default_t17_dylan_lupton.rab Dylan Lupton Drove the #17 DGR-Crosley Ford part-time for last three races during the season.
default_t17_harrison_burton.rab Harrison Burton Did not drive in the Truck Series during the 2020 season; drove for Kyle Busch Motorsports the season prior, in his only full-time Truck Series season.
default_t17_johnny_sauter.rab Johnny Sauter Did not drive in the Truck Series during the 2020 season; last drove in 2018.
default_t17_korbin_forrister.rab Korbin Forrister Drove the #7 (as well as the #17 at Talladega) All Out Motorsports Toyota part-time during the season.
default_t17_kyle_benjamin.rab Kyle Benjamin Did not drive in the Truck Series during the 2020 season; drove for Niece Motorsports part-time the season prior.
default_t17_mason_massey.rab Mason Massey Did not drive in the Truck Series during the 2020 season; drove for Reaume Brothers Racing part-time the season prior.
default_t17_myatt_snider.rab Myatt Snider Did not drive in the Truck Series during the 2020 season; drove for ThorSport Racing part-time the season prior.
default_t17_parker_kligerman.rab Parker Kligerman Drove the #75 Henderson Motorsports Chevrolet part-time during the 2020 season.
Kligerman is the only driver to have unused files in more than one series.
default_t17_travis_kvapil.rab Travis Kvapil Did not drive in the Truck Series during the 2020 season; drove for Beaver Motorsports for one race the season prior.
default_t17_tyler_dippel.rab Tyler Dippel Did not drive in the Truck Series during the 2020 season; last drove in 2018.