Summary: This is by far the worst racing game I ever played. Although the graphics are great, the gameplay is awful. I much rather play 08 on PS2. The biggest thing for me is no bump drafting. If you get behind another car and try to push them they lock the brakes and both of you go to the back.
Summary: Do a google search on this game "nascar 09 freezing problem"; also search the forums on EA Sports site. While game play is great and I enjoyed it there is a software problem with it. After you have played it a while it will not load your saved profile... the game freezes up.
Summary: Nascar 09 is not a very good game. At first glance the graphics seem to be pretty good but the wrecks are crap, unrealistic, and just are not good gameplay. Nascar has not had a good game in a long time. It needs an arcade mode for family games and fun casual racing with your friends.
Summary: I would not bother spending your money on this game. It is still only single player locally which is pathetic. It was the same in 08. Not worth the money when there are better racing games out there. Don't bother with this one, especially if you already made the mistake of buying Nascar 08!
Summary: I have a Logitech Pro Wheel, an HDTV, the whole set up, and I am a HUGE NASCAR fan. This is probably the most disappointing game I have ever played. It is a complete disaster. The only possible way that anyone can enjoy this game is if they have never played another racing game in their life.
Conclusion: I really should have known better, I really wanted to like this game as I love nascar racing but, quite frankly this game is awful. It is sooooo dull. I played for about an hour at which point I was on the verge of falling asleep.
Conclusion: NASCAR 08 was a terrible game, largely panned by gamers and reviewers alike (I only played the demo). So what did EA do for the next instalment? I rented it to find out if they had finally got it right. Unfortunately, they just took 08, changed a few names and dumped it out.