NASCAR Road Racing

Moby ID: 1658
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EA Sports' second NASCAR PC game, NASCAR Road Racing uses the same engine as NASCAR Revolution. The game contains only road course racing on 12 fantasy road course tracks, and features 26 NASCAR drivers.

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Technical Director
Lead Engineer
Front End Engineer
Lead Artist
NASCAR Production Team
Vice-President and Executive in Charge of Production
Executive Producer
Associate Producer
Lead Tester
Product Testing
Product Marketing Manager
Product Manager
Documentation
Documentation Editor
Legal Team
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Average score: 36% (based on 7 ratings)

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Average score: 2.9 out of 5 (based on 6 ratings with 1 reviews)

A good NASCAR arcade-style racer from EA, but not the best!

The Good
NASCAR Road Racing is more oriented for the arcade-style racer. An excellent rock music track sets the racing intensity for this game. The game mostly features fantasy courses, offering a challenge to NASCAR fans.

The cars and drivers used in the game were taken from the 1998-1999 season, which I liked, although not quite the best selection out there for this game.

The Bad
The game uses a graphics engine and some game elements (audio etc.) from NASCAR 98 and Andretti Racing, both made by EA under an agreement from High Score/StormFront in 1997 for PlayStation and Windows.

Also, there is no force feedback and 3D acceleration in this game. I don't know why they have used a dated graphics engine from StormFront to make this kind of game, but otherwise, I think most people will get used to that mid-90s-ish game engine that the former developers made.

The Bottom Line
NASCAR Road Racing is a good arcade-style racer featuring fantasy courses, however, if you are looking for a better game that is more simulation-oriented, check out NASCAR Racing 2 with the Grand National Series Expansion Pack (They have two different fantasy courses in that pack to check out). But I definitely recommend this game if you want to stick with an easier, and arcade-friendly NASCAR experience that leads you to some wild twists and turns than just the simple oval courses you will find in real NASCAR races. Not the best, but worth it!

Windows · by Katie Cadet (10036) · 2017

Trivia

Darrell Waltrip's car in the game is the "#17 50th Anniversary of NASCAR" car from the PRIMESTAR 500 Atlanta from 1998. The only reason that he ran that car was because his sponsor "Speedblock" pulled out before the race.

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Game added June 18, 2000. Last modified January 18, 2024.