Take the wheel of NASCAR's revolutionary car and drive your way to the Nextel Cup championship. As the new rookie driver on the circuit, develop your racing skills to gain licenses and contracts from hungry owners and unlock legendary top performing cars from NASCAR's biggest stars. Gain new experiences as you race the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, then modify your car's handling to fit your driving style. Share your setups with the gaming community, then challenge the field in live races with up to 15 other drivers.
Race the real car of tomorrow
Experience the true physics and handling of NASCAR's race car, and unleash new racing strategies to capture the NEXTEL Cup championship.
State-of-the-art, next-generation graphics deliver side-by-side racing, complete track layouts, vehicle damage, and wrecks like never before.
Innovative Vehicle Telemetry Visor (VTV)
Monitor your car's telemetry and position on the track for real-time feedback on your car's handling.
Advanced car tuning
Master all 22 NASCAR-sanctioned tracks by modifying your car's handling to exact specifications with more than 40 comprehensive tuning controls. You can put these setups to the test in Test and Tune mode.
Complete challenges in a Chase mode to earn exclusive licenses and contracts that unlock unique specialty cars.
Develop your racing skills in adrenaline-pumping mini-games focused on bump drafting, spin recovery, turn apex, and more.
Expanded online play
Prove yourself as the top NASCAR driver by challenging up to 11 other online racers at the same time.
SIXAXIS steering control
Experience the control needed to run three-wide by mastering the SIXAXIS steering precision controller.