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Poster art featuring Jeff Gordon and Dale Jarrett on the front row
Developer(s)Sega AM-3
Director(s)Isao Matsumoto
Producer(s)Kenji Arai
Designer(s)Norio Satomi
Toshio Yoshihara
Manabu Sato
Syugo Kudo
Composer(s)Jun Senoue
Genre(s)Arcade racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

NASCAR Arcade (known as NASCAR Rubbin' Racing outside North America) is a 2000 racing arcade game released by Sega.

The game is still extant in 40 different locations throughout North America, and in some others parts of the world.

Since there isn't a Dreamcast version because EA didn't support the console itself due to both game publishers(Sega and EA) couldn't afford the same license(EA back then have rights to the NASCAR license at the time before Activision held rights since 2011). This game is playable on the recent versions of Demul since 2013 along with other Sega Hikaru games.


The player is battling Dale Jarrett and Ernie Irvan for 23rd place at Richmond International Raceway; utilizing the optional third-person perspective.

Automatic transmission is available, but the game strongly recommends manual transmission for greater realism.[2] Players can choose between a first-person perspective and a variety of commentary-style third-person perspectives.

There are five gears on the manual shift (first gear, second gear, third gear, fourth gear, and neutral). Depending on the jurisdiction and/or location that the arcade cabinet is located in, the speed will either be measured in kilometres per hour or miles per hour; this is set up by the arcade operator upon calibration and cannot be altered by the player. For example, most video arcades in the United States would have the machine set to read the speed in MPH while cruise ships and international attractions would set the speed to KM/H.

The tracks to select from are Talladega Superspeedway, Richmond International Raceway and Watkins Glen International (and a "Team SEGA" secret track, available with a code on machines that have more than 700 played games).[2] The goal of the game is to complete four laps and finish the race in either first, second, or third place before the timer reaches zero.[2] Time is extended for each lap the player manages to complete; overtaking vehicles on the race course is also considered to extend time in the game.[2] Losing games result in a quick summary screen involving time and speed followed by a black game over screen in yellow letters. The game is based on the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. All sponsorship decals on the automobiles were based on the ones that were the most frequently used by the teams and drivers during the 1999 Winston Cup (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup) season.

Vehicles used in the game are the Pontiac Grand Prix, the Ford Taurus, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo and the Pontiac Firebird.

Review score
AllGame3/5 stars


  1. ^ "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-04-29.
  2. ^ a b c d "Misc. information". Mark Kim. Retrieved 2008-04-29.