October 14, 1999: The end of the NROS

With NASCAR Racing 3 out in the stores with its free internet multiplayer capabilities, and the TEN service changing into Pogo, using a completely revamped business model, the NROS was shut down on October 14, 1999, marking the end of a remarkable era of online NASCAR racing, which allowed many friendships to grow. Until today, the NROS is still missed by many drivers.

Press Release

1999/09/07 

Howdy Racers,

It is with great regret that I must post the following news:

On October 14, 1999, TEN will officially shut down the
pay-for-play game service.  It was a tough decision, but
we have decided to shift our focus from retail and pay-to-
play titles to free family games.

In addition, all TEN local access numbers will be disabled
as of today, September 7, 1999, but you will still be able
to connect to TEN using your own ISP. All TEN e-mail
accounts and newsgroups will be active until December
31, 1999.

Those of you that have already paid subscription fees for
any service after September 1, 1999 will be refunded for
this amount. This refund will be credited to your credit
card by the end of September. No one will be billed for
TEN service from here on out--from now until the
shutdown date, all active TEN subscribers can race on
TEN for free.

The past couple of years of NASCAR Racing on TEN has
been wonderful, and we were glad to be able to host it
during this time. We thank you all for your support and
wish you continued fun and success in future racing
endeavors.

Details on Billing Credits

No one will be billed any TEN subscription fee after
9/1/99. In addition, if you have paid for any subscription
service after 9/1/99, you will be refunded this amount.

Example 1, if you have a monthly flat account and your
last billing date was August 15, 1999, you will be
refunded $10.05 for the 15 days in September that you
would have been billed past September 1 ($0.67 per
day).

Example 2, if you have a bulk rate account and your last
billing date was July 5, 1999, you will be refunded $15.40
for the 35 days that you would have been billed past
September 1 ($0.44 per day).

Example 3, if you have a hourly account and your last
billing date was August 7, 1999, you will be refunded
$2.31 for the 7 days that you would have been billed past
September 1 ($0.33 per day).