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  • Summary: Get behind the wheel of the world's tightest, sleekest stock cars and get ready for an intense ride. NASCAR Thunder 2003 elevates the series to another level with deeper modes, new tracks, and a greater sense of speed. Experience life in the fast lane through 20 seasons of Career mode, in which you must compete for top sponsors, the best crewmembers, and the latest racing technology. All 23 Winston Cup tracks and the Daytona Beach road course can be raced with 14 tracks featuring both day and night racing. NASCAR Thunder 2003 brings the speed and precision of NASCAR to your fingertips. Expand
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  1. I can't recommend this game enough. [Nov 2002, p.300]
  2. It provides plenty of challenge for sim fans, and does a great job of giving racing rookies a chance to gain racing skills without the need for countless hours of frustration.
  3. Last year's Thunder was a great game, but 2003 leaves it in its dust. [Nov 2002, p.144]
  4. While its heavy-on-the-realism feature can be too realistically demanding the game’s racing fun does not slow down very much.
  5. If you love Nascar, but don’t have the time to play a game for a week before you can even compete, then this is your cup of tea...It’s fun, it’s easy, and it doesn’t take a lot of intelligence to succeed in.
  6. The core gameplay remains solid and is perhaps a bit more focused.
  7. Packed with nuances that, for aspiring fans and drivers must really float their Skoal. Drafting, line selection, pitting...this is a great simulation covering 20 seasons. Not for me. [Oct 2002, p.84]

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  1. KyleC.
    Feb 25, 2003
    10
    This is by far the best racing game i have ever played...the career mode is hard yet always fun and very very addictive!...