Forza Motorsport 6 NASCAR Expansion Pack Available
In the beginning of May, we already mentioned the leaked pictures that were revealing an upcoming NASCAR Expansion DLC for Forza Motorsport 6 on the Xbox One. We did not know if the pictured download card was real or a hoax, until a few days later when more and more sources started to confirm the news.
Today, Turn10 Studios has released the NASCAR Expansion pack for Forza Motorsport 6 bringing America’s most popular form of motorsport to the Microsoft Xbox One.
The NASCAR Expansion pack features 24 NASCAR models from the 2016 season and the brand new Homestead-Miami Speedway track. The NASCAR Expansion pack also features the all-new and somewhat bizarre 10-hour NASCAR World Tour career in which you can race your NASCAR stock car against GT’s, prototypes, and open wheelers.
Furthermore, Turn10 Studios implemented some brand new features such as rolling starts, a new Quick Stop mode, a more complex drafting model and the voices of famous NASCAR drivers such as Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, and Chase Elliott who will be introducing the fans to the history and technology of NASCAR.
As from today, the Forza Motorsport 6 NASCAR Expansion is available for $20 / €19.99 / £15.99.
NASCAR Expansion Content
Chip Ganassi Racing
Chip Ganassi has a deep history in racing, winning his first race at age 18 in a Formula Ford. Ganassi raced in CART and in sports cars with success before buying into Patrick Racing in 1988 and later forming his own race team, Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR), in 1990. Since then the team has grown from a single CART entry to two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and two in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, four cars in IndyCar Series, two cars in in the WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship, two in the World Endurance Championship, and two Global Rallycross teams. Together these teams have collected 18 championships and more than 160 wins. In NASCAR you will find Jamie McMurray driving the Chevrolet #1 McDonald’s/Cessna Chevrolet SS and Kyle Larson behind the wheel of the #42 Target Chevrolet.
- 2016 Chevrolet #1 Chip Ganassi Racing McDonald’s Chevy SS
- 2016 Chevrolet #42 Chip Ganassi Racing Target Chevy SS
Joe Gibbs Racing
Whether you associate Joe Gibbs with his storied NFL coaching career – where he took the Washington NFL team to three Super Bowl titles – or his NASCAR racing teams which have earned four Cup Championships, winning is the common factor. Joe Gibbs Racing operates four NASCAR Sprint Cup cars with Denny Hamlin driving the #11, 2015 Sprint Cup Champion Kyle Busch behind the wheel of the Toyota #18 Camry, Carl Edwards in the #19, and Matt Kenseth in the #20.
- 2016 Toyota #11 Joe Gibbs Racing FedEx Express Camry
- 2016 Toyota #18 Joe Gibbs Racing M&M’s® Camry
- 2016 Toyota #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Interstate Batteries Camry
- 2016 Toyota #19 Joe Gibbs Racing ARRIS Camry
- 2016 Toyota #19 Joe Gibbs Racing STANLEY Camry
- 2016 Toyota #19 Joe Gibbs Racing Subway Camry
- 2016 Toyota #20 Joe Gibbs Racing Dollar General Camry
- 2016 Toyota #20 Joe Gibbs Racing DEWALT Camry
Debuting in 2009 as an owner-driver, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart partnered with Gene Haas, founder of the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America, to form Stewart-Haas Racing. The team has built itself up to run four teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. Danica Patrick is currently the only female driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series piloting the #10, Stewart races the #14, Kevin Harvick is in the #4, and Kyle Busch drives the #41. All the Chevrolets are powered by Hendrick Motorsports engines.
- 2016 Chevrolet #4 Stewart-Haas Racing Jimmy John’s Super Sport
- 2016 Chevrolet #4 Stewart-Haas Racing Outback Steakhouse Super Sport
- 2016 Chevrolet #10 Stewart-Haas Racing Nature’s Bakery Super Sport
- 2016 Chevrolet #14 Stewart-Haas Racing Mobil 1 Super Sport
- 2016 Chevrolet #41 Stewart-Haas Racing Haas Automation Super Sport
Since 1984, Hendrick Motorsports has earned a record 11 car owner championships in NASCAR’s premier division, the Sprint Cup Series. The organization fields four full-time Chevrolet teams on the Sprint Cup circuit with drivers Kasey Kahne (No. 5), Chase Elliott (No. 24), Jimmie Johnson (No. 48) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88).
- 2016 Chevrolet #5 Hendrick Motorsports FARMERS Insurance Super Sport
- 2016 Chevrolet #5 Hendrick Motorsports Great Clips Super Sport
- 2016 Chevrolet #24 Hendrick Motorsports NAPA Super Sport
- 2016 Chevrolet #48 Hendrick Motorsports Lowe’s Super Sport
- 2016 Chevrolet #88 Hendrick Motorsports Nationwide Insurance Super Sport
Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports with 28 National Championships across open-wheel, stock car and sports car racing competition. Known by his nickname “The Captain,” Roger Penske has been a cornerstone to racing for more than half a century. Team Penske’s NASCAR Sprint Cup driver lineup includes Joey Logano in the #22 and teammate Brad Keselowski, 2012 Sprint Cup champion, driving the #2.
- 2016 Ford #2 Team Penske Alliance Truck Parts Fusion
- 2016 Ford #2 Team Penske Brad K. Fusion
- 2016 Ford #22 Team Penske Shell-Pennzoil Fusion
- 2016 Ford #22 Team Penske AAA Fusion
Born in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, which devastated the area in 1992, Homestead-Miami Speedway was built as part of the region’s reconstruction. The original layout was a rectangular oval modeled after Indianapolis Motor Speedway. However, due to the track’s shorter length (about 1.5 miles) passing was difficult and made for dangerous crash angles. After attempts to widen the aprons did not resolve the problems, Homestead received a massive reconfiguration in 1997, turning the track into a true oval. Further renovations such as improved banking and lighting for night racing have made it not only a fan favorite but the home of the NASCAR championship races since 2002. The track also features a road course for sports cars, making Homestead-Miami a justifiably famous and inarguably sunny racing destination.
HUD Proximity Arrows
New on-screen HUD arrows will provide players with information on cars in close proximity. Especially useful for players who prefer to use cockpit or hood perspective when driving, these optional HUD proximity arrows indicate surrounding traffic and will give players that extra chance of avoiding costly wrecks.
Drafting and Drivatars
Making the most of the draft is more important than ever in Forza Motorsport 6. Now, players will be able to feel the intense effects of the draft on their cars’ performance as they fight for every inch at close quarters. In addition, Forza Motorsport 6’s Drivatar opponents have been refined to manage the intricacies of tight pack racing at high speeds, where every inch counts.
In racing, victory has always required quick reflexes. Forza 6’s new Quick Stop feature means that strategy will play a bigger role than ever. In Quick Stop race mode, all cars are required to take at least one mandatory pit stop before the end of a race. As the race unfolds, choosing an early or late lap for your Quick Stop can be the difference between winning and losing.
Now players will have the option to select a rolling starts option for races. Rolling starts offer an exciting alternative to traditional standing starts, giving the players the chance to experience the thrill of green flag starts at speed. Rolling starts also allow the grid to spread out, in turn reducing the number of first-corner accidents.
New Damage Option – For Forza players that love endurance racing, we’ve added a brand new damage option – cosmetic damage with fuel and tire wear. This option is ideal for players who want to experience the challenge of racing long distances while their fuel burns down and tires gradually lose grip, without having to worry about a single crash disabling their car and ruining their race results.
Multiplayer Le Mans
Le Mans has returned to online multiplayer! For the first time in Forza Motorsport 6 players will be able to race on Le Mans’ Old Mulsanne and Full Circuit ribbons in multiplayer hoppers and Leagues. – See more at: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/New-racing-modes-introduced-in-Forza-Motorsport-6s-May-Content-Update#sthash.lamCxa6x.dpuf