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  • Summary: As the first console racing game to use voice-recognition technology, you have the edge. Call out to teammates for help, talk to your crew chief for real-time info on track conditions, as well as activate in-game menu options. New Dynamic Car Swapping: Using the right analog stick, takeAs the first console racing game to use voice-recognition technology, you have the edge. Call out to teammates for help, talk to your crew chief for real-time info on track conditions, as well as activate in-game menu options. New Dynamic Car Swapping: Using the right analog stick, take control of your teammate's car during a race and bring him to the front. New Interactive Crew Chief: With eight new controller commands such as Pitting With Teammates and Blocking and Holding Position, you will feel what it's like to race as a team and move to the front of the pack. Every driver has his own personality and performance characteristics matching their real-life counterparts. Create your character and work your way up the NASCAR ranks, building-up the ultimate team. Take the helm of your own racing organization and position yourself to out-perform real-world NASCAR teams, or even own them. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. The series captures the claustrophobic feel of pack racing beautifully, and that's no small feat. [Oct 2005, p.106]
  2. The Total Team Controls add a new level of depth to the series that makes things much more interesting.
  3. 85
    With tons of modes, cars, unlockables, plus online play, this disc should keep you busy until your next mullet trim.
  4. NASCAR junkies no longer have to live vicariously through the TV, because NASCAR 06: Total Team Control darn near puts them in the driver’s seat themselves.
  5. Electronic Arts is keying on the sport's blocking, defensive strategy, and teamwork with NASCAR 06—the closest to "Madden" car racing can get.
  6. Team chemistry and prestige are just as important as your personal points standing in NASCAR 06, which makes the whole experience much deeper. [Oct 2005, p.113]
  7. More niche than ostrich-whispering and not half as exciting - a beautiful rendition of a sport we can't bring ourselves to care about one little bit. [Nov 2005, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. ChadC.
    Feb 14, 2006
    10
    i think it is fun for the first few seasons, and the team feature is fine. these guys dont like nascar anyway. i owned nascar games on ps1, i think it is fun for the first few seasons, and the team feature is fine. these guys dont like nascar anyway. i owned nascar games on ps1, 2, and pc. from Nascar 97 to nascar 06, and they get better each year. Expand
  2. KevC.
    Jun 3, 2006
    8
    Love the racing game, car damage isn't realistic yet. still waiting on that.. and I would also like to see 43 cars on the track in 2 Love the racing game, car damage isn't realistic yet. still waiting on that.. and I would also like to see 43 cars on the track in 2 player mode.. by the way, were are all the pit crew members on pit road. are they invisible. Otherwise, this is the most played game I have. Expand
  3. steves.
    Sep 3, 2005
    8
    It's pretty good- like all new games I have bought it takes some getting used to.
  4. MikeG.
    Jul 30, 2006
    8
    I think that this game is a lot of fun, wish that you could drive for the teams that you own, like dale jr does, lol. the games not too I think that this game is a lot of fun, wish that you could drive for the teams that you own, like dale jr does, lol. the games not too realistic so my wife can still enjoy, haven't played any recent nascar games since this. But i bet since EA developed it, it could have been better. Expand
  5. ChrisL.
    Nov 26, 2005
    6
    I only gave it a 6, because unlike the 05 version. At least you can be IN-CAR. But the graphics are bad! Total-Team-Control? Who cares. I I only gave it a 6, because unlike the 05 version. At least you can be IN-CAR. But the graphics are bad! Total-Team-Control? Who cares. I just want to race my car, with graphics that I know the PS2 can push out. I think EA sports need to give the developers at RATBAG a call. Expand
  6. BuddyM.
    Nov 12, 2005
    3
    This is a far cry from 2005.. the online play is worse than 2005 and you dont even have a full feild of 43 cars. no online yellow flags, andThis is a far cry from 2005.. the online play is worse than 2005 and you dont even have a full feild of 43 cars. no online yellow flags, and still only 4 players in a online game. Expand
  7. KeithP.
    Sep 28, 2005
    0
    They need to understand that alot of users love to race online with that being said i believe that ea needs to step back and see what the fansThey need to understand that alot of users love to race online with that being said i believe that ea needs to step back and see what the fans really want and need to feel like "IT'S IN THE GAME" being a huge online fan and huge nascar fanatic i believe that ea has alot to still accomplish before they lose out on what the rest of america already knows U DON"T TINKER AROUND WITH A GUYS RACING and u dont need to make it so childish with the team control type things the setups could have been alot better but they r still the same format from previous years EA get out do some laps in a real car and see how setups REALLY do make a game more enjoyable add grill tape differant tire press. all the way around and how bout givin us a better server online instead of not lettin people with routers not host races online ... as an underground advisory panelist # 8875 i believe ea is and has not been in it for the gamer's true feel of racing but to hurry up and wait like my old military days... well i will stop being so harsh and say that i think that nascar 03 for the pc should have been formatted for the consoles and see what kind of positive response that u could get after all u r lucky to see 100 people online racing go check out other games that have thousands online all day ... Truley a racing fan here hope to see it get better instead of wantin a refund. Expand