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NASCAR Racing (DOS)

88
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3.5
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Trivia

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The game followed in the tradition of the toy companies. There were no advertisements for Beer or Tobacco products. That meant that Rusty Wallace drove the "Ford Racing" Ford. However, you could always add the companies using the included "paint shop" feature. However, since it wasn't on the main menu, some people didn't even know that it was there.

CD audio

If you put the CD into an audio CD player, you can hear two rock tracks. Race Rif by Skid Row & The Fastest Sport by The Fat Man.

Manual

Dave Marcus & Joe Nemechek gave advice in the manual about how to race at certain tracks. It's been kind of funny with the fans, because both of these drivers have won a combined six races in their NASCAR Winston Cup career.

Mods

Hundreds of user made cars can be found on the Internet.

OEM version

A special Win32 version of NASCAR Racing was packaged with the Diamond Edge 3D video card. This version was optimized to run on the Edge 3D only, and does not run with any other video cards.

Sales

More than 1,000,000 units were sold, even though the game the required a (then) top-of-the-line 486-66 processor, and the high-res version was only shipped on a CD-ROM, for which drives were not common in 1994.

Awards

  • CODiE Awards
    • 1995 - Best Sports Program
  • Computer Game Review
    • Golden Triad Award
  • Computer Gaming World
    • May 1995 (Issue #130) – Simulation Game of the Year (together with Aces of the Deep)
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) - #31 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
  • PC Gamer
    • 1995 - Best Sports Program
    • 1995 - Best Simulation
Information also contributed by PCGamer77, Rogee and Sciere

Contributed by Neon (79) on Jun 09, 2000. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (115631)]. -- edit trivia