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NASCAR Racing 2003 Season

aka: 云斯顿赛车2003
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The latest release from this series since 1999.

23 real-life tracks (including the new versions of New Hampshire International Speedway and Infineon Raceway) are included. The game has been reworked with an improved graphics and physics engine, developed in partnership with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Jasper Motorsports. Tutorials will bring the player up to speed quickly, while driving aids will help them compete against NASCAR pros. An adaptive AI will keep the game challenging at all skill levels.

Multiplayer supports up to 42 players online in the same race.

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Credits (Windows version)

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Average score: 84% (based on 15 ratings)


Average score: 4.1 out of 5 (based on 19 ratings with 2 reviews)

The best and latest Papyrus NASCAR Racing simulation for OS X!

The Good
Papyrus did a good job with their NASCAR Racing 2002 Season 15 years ago, and this sequel showed some areas of improvement with the physics, graphics, sound, and AI.

Unlike Cartoon style Kart Racing games and Futuristic Racing games which are out-of-the-ordinary, this features a real NASCAR tradition, a Southern United States motorsport which feature stock cars. I can choose from either arcade-style or a full simulation to get in gear for the big NASCAR race!

I highly recommend using a force feedback driving wheel because there are many of them out there that are supported for the PowerPC OS X like the Logitech MOMO Force Feedback Driving Wheel. I don't have a driving wheel, and I have not tried the force feedback feature yet, but you actually feel like you are in a real stock car which mimics the actions found from there.

Don't forget about the Driving Lessons! If you are new to this game, be sure to check them out! There is a lot of information about driving a real stock car for those who haven't tried the game before, or want to do better at driving!

Also, there is a lot of realism options that you can't find on any other NASCAR Racing game! You choose the options to get the most out of each race!

Finally, 3D acceleration depends on the speed of the computer. I suggest going for a 1 GHz G4 (minimum), but I highly recommend a G5 with enough memory chips in the computer for the maximum racing performance.

The Bad

The Bottom Line
This is one of the latest NASCAR racing games for the PowerPC Mac OS X. Papyrus is still the champion at realistic racing simulation games! If you are a NASCAR fan, then you should get one of those for your iMac G5/Power Mac G5 (if you have one of those) for the best experience! While you can still run this on your G4 Mac (I tested this game on my 1.5 GHz PowerBook G4 running Mac OS X 10.4.11), you will need to have a much faster processor and enough memory to play the game at it's best!

Also, did I mention the 2017 Monster Energy Series in the real races? If you are watching this year's races on TV, you think it is good that you have watched it! Also, after Papyrus closed down and the license took over by Electronic Arts in 2004, the latest Racing Simulation for Windows computers is NASCAR SimRacing (which is made by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports brand).

Currently, I have seen NASCAR Racing games in the 2010s that are exclusively released for game consoles, but maybe someday (or some year), we will see another NASCAR Racing game in the future that is specifically designed for the Macintosh and/or Windows. The racing tradition of the Southern United States lives on! And NASCAR Racing 2003 Season is still the latest racing simulation out there for the PowerPC OS X! I highly recommend this game to anyone who is a NASCAR fan, and even non-fans will enjoy it too!

Macintosh · by Katie Cadet (9959) · 2017


The Good
I like best about this game is that you can custom make your car, cockpit, crew chief & tons of extra items you can download online or learn how to make.

The Bad
I like everything about the game really, but if could have made the game I would gone all out and added all the beer & smoking companies in there. Yea I know that it would have not been rated "E" .. it may be rated "T" or even "M". But hey everyone knows they're out there and it would have been one of the best selling games by just adding them two small things.

The Bottom Line
If you like racing or love racing then this is what you want.

Windows · by Robert Wolfe (83) · 2005



  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – PC Racing Simulation of the Year

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  • (RTNRL) RacingTexas.com
    We run the latest Papyrus NASCAR Racing Sim's. RTNRL year round racing includes the Winston Cup (February through November), IROC, Road Course, Short Track, Super Speedway, Fantasy Track Series’, and Special Inter-League events. We try our best to simulate real stock car racing in part by adhering to a rule set created and voted in by our members. Our camaraderie and great sportsmanship we believe is the reason for our quality and fun races. Drop by our website and check us out, guests are always welcome.
  • Cobb Motorsports
    After you register for free at Cobb Motorsports, you'll have access to a collection of downloads. Available for "NASCAR Racing 2003 Season" are cars, decals, tracks, and add-ons.
  • Driver's Warehouse
    Home of the Jimmie Johnson Spotter Pack for NR03, along with many other sim racing resources.
  • East Coast Thunder
    East Coast Thunder has 7 Nites of Racing in All Mods !! Fast, Clean & Green.3 Race Servers 24/7 Come to the Place Where Legends are Made !!!!!
  • HMRacing
    Downloads for "NASCAR Racing 2003 Season" include cars, cockpit sets, tires, decals, and tracks. You can request customized downloads from the creator.
  • IGCD Internet Game Cars Database
    Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.
  • Jolt Racing League
    Well established NASCAR Racing 2002 league, and becoming one of the most popular NR2002 leagues around. Site updated daily with news and views.
  • Lurn2Burn
    Templates for various mods.
  • MasGrafx Racing
    NR2003 Downloads, Car Painting Templates, Base Schemes, Touring Cars, NASCAR Cars, Tracks, Driver Rankings, Photo Gallery and much much more.
  • Millenium Racing Online
    MROL is a simulated online auto racing league using NASCAR Racing 2003 by Papyrus. MROL is a fixed setup racing league. The purpose of this league is to create a clean and competitive racing environment that is as accident free as possible. This league welcomes any and all drivers who are interested
  • NASCAR 2003 - Swiss Fanpage
    Schweizer Fanpage zum kommenden Renngame "NASCAR Racing 2003 Season", mit aktuellen News, Forum, Swiss Cup und vielem mehr !!!
    Opened on Jun 4, 1996, with over 10 million visits to date, over 11,000 registered users, and over 22 GB of files to download, nascarnet.com is the Internet's largest and longest running NASCAR sim site. Come and check out our files for everything from NR2003 to the original NASCAR simulation. If you need it, we have it!
  • Nascar 2003 Racing Top 50
    Nascar 2003 Racing Top50: If you have a NASCAR 2003 SIM web site and you would like more people to know about it N2RT5 can help. Every day thousands of people visit Ultimate Topsites and by placing your banner ad on N2RT5 it will let thousands of people know about your web site.
  • Nascar racing On-Line Series
    Italian NR2003 Simracing GTR Championship.News files download game server
  • O'Racing Inc.
    NR 2003 Downloads, Car, Truck paintjobs. Cup Mod, Truck Mod, Busch Mod Setups. And much more
  • Ohio Valley Simulation Racing League
    Full online racing league featuring 7 series to race in. All series open, easy signup. Full range of NASCAR 2003 being used, WC, BGN, CTS, TransAm, Open Wheel, AeroWar88. Sign up today!
  • Racinfreeks Sim Racing League
    Nascar 2003 Racing League,A Fix Fast,Open Setup League With Cars,Trucks,Busch,Utilities.Etc,We All So Offer A Free League To Run In So Stop By And Take A Look.
  • SPRL
    Painting resources and downloads for your game are posted at SPRL. Custom wheels, decals, tracks, and cars are a few of the sections.
  • SimRaceCar
    A database of paint jobs for "NASCAR Racing 2003 Season" and links to leagues. There is a great section of creating paint jobs and getting them posted at the site.
  • THS Downloads
    THS Downloads NASCAR 2002 & 2003 (setups, paints, tracks)
  • TT Racing Online Racing League
    TT Racing is an online fixed setup league for NR2003. It is a free league with 8 series including, Cup, CTS, BGN, ASA, ARCA, TransAm, 88Mod & GTR that race every day of the week. If a racing home is what you are looking for, come check us out. You won't be disappointed.
  • Team SBR
    Team SBR offers downloads for NR2003, NR2002 and Nascar Racing 4 by Papyrus. We have current and past schemes available, along with a host of files to assist in developing personal paint schemes for sim racing.
  • Tracking Your Moves
    An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of <em>NASCAR 2003</em>, with commentary being provided by Programmer Duane Johnson (May, 2003).
  • TrueRacin.com
    New NR2003 & NR2005 paint resource site that has a new crew of painters and downloads.

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  • MobyGames ID: 9542


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Cabeza2000.

Macintosh added by Xoleras.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Robert Wolfe, Zeppin, Steph Brunet, Patrick Bregger, Victor Vance.

Game added July 2nd, 2003. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.