NASCAR 08

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NASCAR 08
Nascar08ps2scan.jpg
Box art
Developer(s) EA Tiburon, Exient Entertainment (PS2)
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series EA Sports NASCAR series
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date(s)
  • NA July 23, 2007
  • EU July 26, 2007
  • AUS November 15, 2007
Genre(s) Racing, Sports, Simulation, Arcade
Mode(s) Single-player
Online
Split Screen Multiplayer (PS2 Only)

NASCAR 08 is the eleventh installment of the EA Sports NASCAR series. It was developed by EA Tiburon and released for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This is the earliest that EA has released a NASCAR game. It also marks the first time the original Xbox has been excluded from the NASCAR lineup since NASCAR 2001.

Tony Stewart is on the cover marking his third appearance on the cover of an EA Sports NASCAR game. The cover in the PAL region features Juan Pablo Montoya. NASCAR’s new Car of Tomorrow as well as the current car are present in the game, although the Car of Tomorrow is generic (no separate manufacturers). ESPN's NASCAR coverage is also integrated into the game. Crew chief dialogue for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game was recorded by Chad Knaus. The Whelen Modified Tour is not included in PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, but is still present in the PlayStation 2 version.

Critical reception[edit]

Critical reception of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version of the game has been average to negative. Play magazine gave the game 38%.[1] GameSpot gave the Xbox 360 version a 6.0 rating [2] and a 6.0 for the PlayStation 3 version.[3] The closing comments of the IGN Xbox 360 review:

Critical reception of the PlayStation 2 version was better when compared to the previous years NASCAR 07, but still fared average to negative. The closing comments of the Strategy Informer review:

Playable Drivers[edit]

NEXTEL Cup/CoT[edit]

  • Note: In CoT, all cars are generic.
No. Driver Car Sponsors
00 David Reutimann Toyota Domino's
Burger King
01 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army
1 Martin Truex, Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops
2 Kurt Busch Dodge Kurt Busch*
6 David Ragan Ford AAA
AAA Insurance
AAA Travel
AAA SYSC
07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet DIRECTV
7 Robby Gordon Ford Motorola
Mapei
8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet Dale, Jr.
9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers/UAW
09 Mike Wallace Chevrolet Miccosukee
10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline
11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx
FedEx Freight
FedEx Ground
FedEx Kinko's
12 Ryan Newman Dodge Alltel
13 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet CertainTeed
14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Waste Management
15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menard's
16 Greg Biffle Ford Ameriquest
3M
3M-Ameriquest
Jackson Hewitt
17 Matt Kenseth Ford DeWalt
Arby's
CarHartt
R+L Carriers
USG Sheetrock
18 J. J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries
19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers/UAW
Siemens
20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Home Depot
21 Ken Schrader Ford Little Debbie
21 Jon Wood Ford Ore-Ida/Heinz
22 Dave Blaney Toyota CAT
24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont
25 Casey Mears Chevrolet GMAC
26 Jamie McMurray Ford IRWIN Tools
Sharp
29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell
31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cingular Wireless
Prilosec
38 David Gilliland Ford M&M's
40 David Stremme Dodge David Stremme
Tums
41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target
Energizer
42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge Texaco
Big Red
43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios
Cheerios Spoonful of Stories
44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS
45 Kyle Petty Dodge Marathon Oil
Wells Fargo
48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's
55 Micheal Waltrip Toyota NAPA
66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy
83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull
84 A. J. Allmendinger Toyota Red Bull
88 Ricky Rudd Ford Snickers
96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP
Generic Drivers
008 Dave Hawkins Chevrolet NEXTEL
107 Chris Vallely Toyota Toyota
180 Noah Howe Chevrolet Craftsman Tools
187 James Daniels Chevrolet Exient


Soundtrack[edit]

Artist Song
Airbourne "Stand Up For Rock ‘N Roll"
Big & Rich "Loud"
Big & Rich "Radio"
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Need Some Air"
Blackberry Smoke "Up In Smoke"
Brooks & Dunn "Long Haul"
Bucky Covington "Empty Handed"
Crossin Dixon "Stomp"
Halfway To Hazard "‘Til The Day We Die"
Jason Aldean "Johnny Cash"
Palmerston "Addicted To This"
Velvet Revolver "She Builds Quick Machines"

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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