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IndyCar Racing is Papyrus' second racing game, four years after the release of Indianapolis 500. With an official license, all the real track names and designs are available (eight in total), with authentic sponsors and logos. Other features include multiple TV-type replays, a comprehensive garage and setup routine and breakaway parts when making contact with other cars. This is a pure open-wheel simulation, based on the American races, with realistic car handling and room for racing techniques based on grip, ideal racing lines, and throttle-to-brake interaction.


IndyCar Racing DOS Track selection screen - many to choose from!
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IndyCar Racing DOS main menu
IndyCar Racing DOS in game

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PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1993 92 out of 100 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1994 11 out of 12 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Play Time Nov, 1993 89 out of 100 89
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1993 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker Jan, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Score May, 1994 85 out of 100 85 Jan 17, 2011 16 out of 20 80
WIZ Feb, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Jan, 1994 3 out of 5 60


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Road surface textures were added during development when the team noticed that Geoff Crammond had used the technique in World Circuit (1992). The game originally had eight tracks, but seven more were added in an expansion pack, and the Indianapolis track was available through another add-on after the proper licensing was secured.


About 300,000 units were sold worldwide.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • June 1994 (Issue #119) – Simulation Game of the Year
    • June 1994 (Issue #119) – Best Female Voice-Over Acting (for Virginia Capers for her role as narrator)
  • Electronic Entertainment
    • March 1994 – Editors' Choice Awards: Best Game (Honorable Mention)
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #85 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking

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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2415) added IndyCar Racing (DOS) on Mar 07, 2000