Excerpt: NASCAR 2011: The Game is the first (proper) NASCAR title on the Wii and unfortunately it's a mess. Developer Eutechnyx delivered a simplified port of the game on the HD consoles, which was already a middle-of-the-road experience to begin with. This version lacks many of the features from that version and adds on the extra baggage of bad controls and poor visuals.
Summary: Unless you count 2009's NASCAR Kart Racing (and why would you?), NASCAR 2011 is the first NASCAR game for the Wii. That doesn't mean, however, that it is a worthy one. This is circuit racing stripped to its bare essentials, held up only by a functional driving model that struggles to capture the tension of the real thing. Even on hard difficulty, you'll rarely feel challenged by the other 42 drivers on the track.
Pros: At the hardest difficulty level, races can provide some excitement, Invitational events add welcome variety
Cons: It's difficult to lose a race on anything but the hardest difficulty, Sparse package stripped of features present in the other versions, Stiff acceleration and braking