Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 100
    Compared to D2D, "Thunder's" cars don't handle as smoothly and its Career mode is heavy on complexity and short on fun. [Dec 2002, p.194]
  2. This isn’t "F-Zero" or "Burnout." It is a much richer, deeper racing experience that you’ll appreciate for the accuracy of the physics and game play.
  3. 83
    The game handles beautifully, with instant responsiveness and loads of control while in the drivers seat.
  4. One of the most robust career modes of any driving game to date.
  5. 81
    A bold and reasonably successful attempt to capture the total NASCAR experience.
  6. It is a nice simulation of the NASCAR world and has redeeming qualities, especially if you like to smash cars into other cars with realistic body damage!
  7. The first racing game to feature four different NASCAR leagues - dirt, cup truck and modified. [Dec 2002, p.216]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jul 30, 2013
    Great game with an incredible career mode, I especially love how the sponsorship works in the game. If only I could hire a driver later in the game to race my lower level cars on the big race weekends. Full Review »
  2. Michael
    Jul 13, 2003
    Its good but needs more tracks and drivers.
  3. JaredB.
    Mar 1, 2003
    It's awesome.