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Average User Rating:
out of 32 votes out of 32 votes

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    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 21, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (Two-track and 10-car trial); $39.99 to buy
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  • Product ranking:
    #48 in Driving Games

Editors' Review

Previous NASCAR simulations have captured the excitement and speed of racing, but this latest entry from EA Sports is specifically designed for PC gamers with a strong knowledge of the sport. All the automobile settings, from the tire traction to the clutch dead zone, are customizable. Those of us still learning what everything does, however, can set most of the difficult manual controls to automatic. The result is an accessible racing game that's full of extra options for gearheads.

The demo lets you enter the Brickyard 400 or Banquet 400 races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway or the Kansas Speedway, respectively. From the moment you get behind the wheel, you'll notice the cars feel more realistic than in other games. They're heavier, with more momentum, and the weight of the cars will shift at different speeds on different parts of the track.

The game looks and sounds fantastic, from the colorfully accurate cars and excellent track details to the roaring engine and the shifting transmission. Playing the game without driver aids is very hard for inexperienced racers, which creates a nice, long learning curve for hard-core NASCAR fans who want to control the whole race like their real-life counterparts do.

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Full Specifications

Publisher EA Sports
Publisher web site
Release Date January 21, 2005
Date Added January 21, 2005
Category Games
Subcategory Driving Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, DirectX 9.0c drivers, NVIDIA GeForce 2
Download Information
File Size 161.21MB
File Name NASCAR_SimRacing_Demo.exe
Total Downloads 298,395
Downloads Last Week 3
License Model Free to try
Limitations Two-track and 10-car trial
Price $39.99
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