NASCAR Heat 2002

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PS2 cover art featuring the cars of Ricky Rudd, Dale Jarrett, Jeff Burton, Rusty Wallace, and Ward Burton
Developer(s)Monster Games
Crawfish Interactive (GBA)
Platform(s)Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox[1]

NASCAR Heat 2002 is a NASCAR video game produced by Infogrames for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and Game Boy Advance. It came out on June 18, 2001 for PS2 and November 15, 2001 on the Xbox. NASCAR Heat 2002 is the successor to NASCAR Heat, and the predecessor to NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona. NASCAR Heat 2002 can have 24 racers (PS2) and 43 (Xbox, including fictional cars) on track, and has 19 official NASCAR tracks.


The game was supported by GameSpy Arcade for online multiplayer.[2]


Jim Preston reviewed the Xbox version of the game for Next Generation, rating it four stars out of five, and stated that "It won't convert non-NASCAR nuts, but casual and hardcore stock car fans would be wise to pick it up."[3]


  1. ^ "Infogrames' NASCAR Heat 2002 for Xbox Blurs the Line Between Game and Reality". PR Newswire. Cision. November 13, 2001. Archived from the original on November 15, 2001. Retrieved June 26, 2019 – via
  2. ^ "GameSpy Launches World's First Internet-Based Matchmaking Service for the Xbox". PR Newswire. Cision. November 27, 2001. Archived from the original on December 14, 2001. Retrieved June 23, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Preston, Jim (December 2001). "Finals". Next Generation. Vol. 4 no. 12. Imagine Media. p. 96.