When all 28 drivers arrive Sunday afternoon for the kickoff event for the 2019 eNASCAR Heat Pro League season, Leavine Family Racing will be well represented.
Harbin will be joined by Nicholas Vroman – who’s handle is ‘HD Motorsports’ – as they will compete for the race win and championship in front of Chase Elliott and other NASCAR Cup Series drivers at the Trackside Live display at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
‘ThAbEaR’ was a projected top-five pick in the draft who slipped down in the Playstation 4 draft to 13th when he was selected by LFR and their on-track driver Matt DiBenedetto.
“Couldn’t ask for a better opportunity to show the world our talents and display what we got,” said Harbin. “Never in a million years did we ever think we would be right here.
“It’s because of folks who believed in us doing what we can do and we’re forever grateful and thankful and we can’t wait to make it payoff come Sunday (with a win).”
Vroman was the second overall pick in the Xbox portion of the draft and he echoed many of Harbin’s comments.
“I’m excited to get my No. 95 Leavine Family Gaming car out there at Charlotte and give it all my best and go for the win,” he said.
“When I bought (NASCAR Heat 3) six months ago I never dreamed in a million years I would be standing in Leavine Family Racing’s shop right now with all of these great NASCAR fans.”
Both drivers enter the season as favorites to contend for wins and the eventual championship in both the Xbox and Playstation 4 divisions. Both drivers have already won exhibition races prior to this weekend, but they both know that doesn’t mean anything once the season starts.
“No one has really accomplished anything yet and it’s hard to beat on your chest when you have nothing to show for it,” said Harbin. “We’ll let the cars do the talking Sunday.”
“Can’t wait to get out there (on Sunday),” said Vroman. “I ain’t afraid to admit it ‘HD’ (Motorsports) is the best and we’re going to win on Sunday.”
The Xbox race begins at 3:30 p.m. ET with the PlayStation 4 race kicking off at 4 p.m. Fans can watch live at Charlotte Motor Speedway at the Trackside Live stage. For fans not in Charlotte tune in starting at 3 p.m. for pre-race coverage. All the action will be streamed live on NASCAR’s Facebook page and 704Games’ Twitch channel.