NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona

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NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona
NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona
PlayStation 2 cover art
Developer(s)Monster Games
Publisher(s)Infogrames
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
GameCube
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • NA: November 11, 2002
GameCube
  • NA: November 27, 2002
Genre(s)Sim racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona is a racing simulator developed by Monster Games and published by Infogrames in November 2002 for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube. It features NASCAR's Dodge Weekly Racing Series (the only game to feature this series), Featherlite Modified Tour, Craftsman Truck Series, and the NASCAR Cup Series (originally, Winston was the title sponsor but due to ESRB rating, all tobacco and alcohol related brands were censored). The Dodge Weekly Racing Series and Featherlite Modified Tour rosters consist of generic fantasy drivers. The Craftsman Truck Series also features fantasy drivers alongside real ones. The unique feature of having to work your way up through the ranks from the low tier Weekly Racing Series to the Cup Series would later return in EA Sports' NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup.

Strangely, pit stops and yellow flags are absent in the Featherlite Modified Tour despite both being included in real life.

Reception[edit]

The game received "favorable" reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[13][14] It won GameSpot's annual "Best Driving Game on GameCube" award.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 161. Ziff Davis. December 2002. p. 204. Archived from the original on April 1, 2004. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Kato, Matthew (November 2002). "NASCAR Dirt to Daytona [date mislabeled as "February 2003"]". Game Informer. No. 115. GameStop. p. 128. Archived from the original on April 10, 2005. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. December 2002. p. 194.
  4. ^ Ajami, Amer (December 6, 2002). "NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona Review (GC)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  5. ^ Ajami, Amer (November 13, 2002). "NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona Review (PS2)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Steinberg, Steve (December 12, 2002). "GameSpy: NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona (GCN)". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on December 6, 2005. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  7. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (November 18, 2002). "NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona (GCN)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  8. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (November 14, 2002). "NASCAR From Dirt to Daytona [sic] (PS2)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  9. ^ "NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona". Nintendo Power. Vol. 163. Nintendo of America. December 2002. p. 216.
  10. ^ Jones, Ryan (December 23, 2002). "NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona". Nintendo World Report. NINWR, LLC. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  11. ^ Sewart, Greg (December 2002). "NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. p. 164. Archived from the original on April 26, 2004. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  12. ^ Bondy, Karsten (December 16, 2002). "'NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona' (PS2) Review". X-Play. TechTV. Archived from the original on December 22, 2002. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  13. ^ a b "NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  14. ^ a b "NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  15. ^ GameSpot Staff (December 30, 2002). "GameSpot's Best and Worst of 2002". GameSpot. Archived from the original on February 7, 2003.

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