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Race as one of twenty-five drivers at nineteen tracks, in this simulation of the 2001 Winston Cup season. Race head-to-head against your friends, or try to beat the real drivers' ghost cars in Race The Pro. Real racing scenarios are recreated to provide a quick challenge, in Beat the Heat.

The Xbox version differs from the PS2 version: it has all-new track models, textures, and car models. Also, rather than returning to the UI between Practice/Qualify/Race, the player would experience "race day" on a track-side monitor.


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Alternate Titles

  • "云斯顿热力赛车2002" -- Chinese title (simplified)

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Gamezilla Jul 18, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Armchair Empire, The Aug 05, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Age Oct 04, 2004 B+ 83
Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 26, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamesFirst! Jul 31, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Jul 09, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
PSM Sep, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution Jul, 2001 B- 67


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NASCAR Heat 2002 (PS2) was Monster Games' first console game, and was one of the first racing simulations for the PS2 in the US market. It is a direct descendant of NASCAR Heat (PC) (2000, Monster Games).

The xbox version remains one of the few xbox games that can play four-player split-screen in link play, with a maximum of 32 players. At 2001's E3 Expo, attendees could play in an eight-player link race between Microsoft's booth and Infogrames' booth.

Dave Broske (101) added NASCAR Heat 2002 (PlayStation 2) on May 22, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Dave Broske (101)