Summary: I am not a big NASCAR fan so it is rare I pick up a game. I played a couple of the releases early on in the Playstation 2 life cycle over at a friends house. This is the first version I have actually purchased since the N64 release of NASCAR 2000 which brings me up to date on this release. I got to try the online and it worked pretty good with little to no lag. Although EA has since or is getting ready to shut the servers down.
Summary: I'm overall impressed with Nascar 09. Jeff Gordon is the game's mentor. It's a shame that there aren't any videos of him like on the next-gen versions. Instead, screens of his picture and what he has to say pop up. There are two new driving models: EA Family Play and Pro. Family Play is good for beginners and Pro is good for more experienced players. Either way the game is sorta easy, but it's still fun.
Summary: I find this game not much of challenge but not too easy either. The graphics are incredible and the sounds like the engine roar and the crashes are fun to experience but one main downside is that in career mode you have to start with the NASCAR Whelen Series then on to the Craftsman Trucking Series then you get into a harder series buy the name of The NASCAR Nationwide Series. It has some bigger challenges in it but then finally you reach the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Summary: I don't care what everyone else says I think the game is awesome they repaved the track at Talladega they put Dale, Jr., new car in the game. They the new guys Patrick Carpentia I have no clue how to spell his last name. Also Sam Hornish, Jr., who might have a bright career ahead of him. So for all of the people who said this game sucks u should really learn how to respect the way EA sports runs things with nascar games.