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EA SPORTS continues its NASCAR license on home computer systems with the release of NASCAR 2000, which features 33 professional drivers, their signature racecars, and 18 authentic tracks from the NASCAR circuit. Players will compete against the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Labonte, and Tony Stewart, whose individual ratings in such categories as aggressiveness, risk taking, and qualifying are designed to reflect their real-life tendencies on the asphalt. In addition to the 18 official venues, players can take their favorite stars on five different fantasy courses or challenge seven legends of the sport, including Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison, and more.
Game modes include Quick Race, playable with or without qualifying runs, Season, where players attempt to win the Winston Cup by accumulating points through a series of 28 races, and Race Against the King, which features a one-on-one race against Richard Petty. Players are free to customize a number of different features before each race, tweaking the game so vehicle physics, computer AI, and handling are in tune to user preferences. Among the areas under control are wedge, downforce, gear ratio, tire pressure, wheel lock, fuel loads, and more. Players can also mix and match different tracks to create their own weekend series, or challenge up to three other friends via LAN or Internet. Commentary is handled by the broadcasting duo of Bob Jenkins and Benny Parsons. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide