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 was the earliest that EA has released a NASCAR game at the time, until NASCAR 09, which featured a June release. It also marks the first time the original Xbox has been excluded from the NASCAR lineup since NASCAR 2001.

North American cover art featuring Tony Stewart
Developer(s)EA Tiburon
Publisher(s)EA Sports
SeriesEA Sports NASCAR
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • NA: July 23, 2007
  • EU: July 26, 2007
  • AU: November 15, 2007
Genre(s)Racing, Sports, Simulation
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

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 (as Montoya returns to EA Sports cover athlete since F1 Career Challenge). 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 PS3 and 360 versions of the game was recorded by Chad Knaus. The Whelen Modified Tour is not included in the PS3 and 360 versions of the game, but is present in the PS2 version.

Critical receptionEdit

Critical reception of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version of the game has been mixed 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 mixed to negative. The closing comments of the Strategy Informer review:


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