Kyle Busch is cover athlete for NASCAR Heat 2

And the cover athlete for NASCAR Heat 2 … Kyle Busch!

That was decided both Saturday night in the Monster Energy All-Star Race, and in the week leading up to the star-studded event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

For the past several weeks, fans had the opportunity to vote for their favorite Toyota driver to have a shot to grace the cover of the 704Games product. The two top vote-getters, Busch and Martin Truex Jr., then went head-to-head in Stage 2 of the All-Star Race.

Busch finished second in the stage and Truex Jr. was 13th, giving the coveted cover spot to the driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

NASCAR Heat 2, a new NASCAR racing game, will be available in North America on Sept. 12, 2017 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.

NASCAR Heat 2 builds on the core experience of its predecessor, NASCAR Heat Evolution, with advancements from returning developer Monster Games. These improvements include enhanced online multiplayer, a deeper career mode, track updates, additional drivers and other features in line with the 2017 NASCAR-sanctioned national series formats.

“We’re excited to continue our relationship with Monster Games for NASCAR Heat 2,” said Paul Brooks, CEO of 704Games. “This new game will have a very different look and an enhanced overall experience that reflects the insights of actual NASCAR drivers. Over the coming months, we’ll announce additional new features that we believe will really excite our fans.”

NASCAR Heat 2 improves on the strong racing foundation established in NASCAR Heat Evolution,” said Richard Garcia, President of Monster Games. “We added a slew of new features designed to take NASCAR games back to their roots, while delivering an authentic racing experience for fans.”

Additional information on NASCAR Heat 2 will be available throughout the summer on the game’s official website: Fans can also follow NASCAR Heat 2 on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates.

The official NASCAR Heat 2 logo and NASCAR Heat 2 Toyota Cover Race Sizzle Video can be found here.