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NASCAR 09 is the continuation of EA's long running NASCAR franchise and an update from the previous years. It features an updated driving roster as well as update paint schemes, featuring the top drivers of the NASCAR Sprint, Nationwide and Craftsman Truck Series.

There is also two new "racing models" for players to choose from, depending on their skill. Either competing in "Normal" mode, which is more forgiving and is designed for new players and a "Pro" mode that is designed for hardcore racing players. Players can also learn from the games cover driver, Jeff Gordon, learning tricks of the trade on how to draft and pass as well as introduce new features to the game.

There are the standard modes to the game, exhibition for either one or two players, "Chase for the Cup", which is the standard career mode where players start out in the Craftsman Truck Series and work their way up to the Sprint Cup Series by winning races and securing prime sponsorships. There are also new "Sprint Driver Challenges", that lets the player go head-to-head against top Sprint Cup drivers in racing challenges, which will unlock new paint schemes and bonus material for winning these challenges.

Also there is online capabilities for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 (the Playstation 2 does not feature online) where players can customize special paint schemes for their cars utilizing the "Paint Booth", letting them customize paint schemes however they choose. Letting players download templates from Electronic Arts Sports website, incorporating the templates into editing programs such as Photoshop.


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Critic Reviews PlayStation 3 Jul 02, 2008 85 out of 100 85
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Jun 12, 2008 8.4 out of 10 84
GamesRadar Xbox 360 Jun 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameZone PlayStation 3 Jun 16, 2008 7.9 out of 10 79
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Jun 29, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
Worth Playing PlayStation 3 Aug 27, 2008 7.3 out of 10 73 Xbox 360 Jun 18, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Gaming Age Xbox 360 Jun 18, 2008 B- 67
Console Monster PlayStation 3 Jul 20, 2008 63 out of 100 63
Console Monster Xbox 360 Jun 27, 2008 55 out of 100 55


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