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  • Summary: Enjoy the thrill of racing as three-time consecutive Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson or choose from 13 additional NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers. Players can also compete as one of 10 original animated characters. Each driver has personal attributes that will determine how the kart will perform on a course, so strategy is key when choosing a driver and a teammate. Teams that work together win championships! The courses in NASCAR Kart Racing feature a vast range of exhilarating terrain. Experience 24 entertaining race layouts that wrap through deserts, freeways, back roads, canyons, junkyards and more. Drivers will also push the pedal to the metal in areas surrounding four popular NASCAR tracks: Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Dover International Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway. Each track in NASCAR Kart Racing can be reversed to provide two unique racing experiences. Your journey to become a champion in NASCAR Kart Racing begins by competing in 13 series against featured drivers from different racing backgrounds. Defeat the rivals of each series to unlock new courses, drivers, game modes and the next series. Beat all of the events at a track and you will receive a track sponsorship complete with billboards featuring your driver’s face - an obvious statement to your family and friends that you are the top competitor. Race throughout the series to earn the championship title that affords stunning trophies and the glory of being recognized as the ultimate NASCAR driver. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. If you like Mario Kart, chances are you’re going to like NASCAR Kart Racing.
  2. Upon first inspection, I thought that NASCAR Kart Racing would be just another quick rush to capitalize the success of the Wii. In truth, this is a fun game that can be enjoyed by a large spectrum of people.
  3. 74
    After expecting a rush-job cash-in of a Wii racing game, I was pleasantly surprised that the game within NASCAR Kart Racing was a solid and fun me-too Mario Kart clone.
  4. NASCAR Kart Racing is still a very well polished and nicely developed Kart Racer that may not be the best the Wii has seen but is enjoyable nonetheless.
  5. A solid racing title that’ll appeal to any type of gamer. The game supports the same four control schemes as Mario Kart Wii and will provide gamers with an enjoyable racing experience.
  6. 70
    NASCAR is a fine little kart game. The speed is representative of the actual sport and the gameplay is solid enough to warrant you pulling out the Wii Wheel for a spin around track a few times.
  7. It's not about to bump Mario Kart from the pole position, but NASCAR Kart Racing is a surprisingly solid effort. [Feb 2009, p.90]

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  1. VINSANEtm
    Feb 19, 2009
    8
    I'm a huge NASCAR fan so I had high hopes for this one. It's been okay. The gameplay is pretty good. The controls are responsive. And that all about all I can say thats too good. One huge downfall is that there is no talking in the game. All the cutscenes are written words with some mindless jibberish being said in the background. And to top it all off the jibberish is usually in this accent that makes them all sound like straight up hillbillys. Alot of you may say they are all hillbillys. While most of them are, some of them are not. One more downfall is that there are times when you will get hit with 3 or 4 weapons at once. Yes, this does make the game challenging it also makes it annoying for people with short tempers (i..e. me). Other than that, my 4 year old played it and has no problem winning the occasional race. Expand