NASCAR 2001 is a racing simulator video game developed and published by EA Sports. The game was released on October 30, 2000 for the Sony PlayStation,[1] and became the first from EA Sports NASCAR series to be released for the Sony PlayStation 2 on November 6. NASCAR 2001 was the fourth game in the EA Sports NASCAR series, and is the first in the series to include manufacturer representation (although the Windows version of NASCAR 2000 and NASCAR Arcade, released by Sega under EA Sports' license, also featured manufacturer branding) and Daytona International Speedway.

NASCAR 2001
NASCAR game 2001.jpg
North American PlayStation 2 cover art featuring the cars of Tony Stewart and Jeff Burton
Developer(s)EA Sports (PS2)
Black Box Games (PS1)[1]
Publisher(s)EA Sports
Platform(s)PlayStation
PlayStation 2
ReleasePlayStation[1]
  • NA: October 30, 2000
  • EU: December 20, 2000
PlayStation 2
  • NA: November 6, 2000
  • EU: January 21, 2001
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player
multiplayer

The game features tributes to Adam Petty and Kenny Irwin Jr. (who otherwise are also playable drivers), who died during the season the game was based.

ReceptionEdit

David Chen reviewed the PlayStation 2 version of the game for Next Generation, rating it two stars out of five, and stated that "ultimately as enjoyable as driving in circles, NASCAR 2001 is neither pretty nor fun".[2]

ReviewsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "NASCAR 2001 (PS1)".
  2. ^ Chen, David (February 2001). "Finals". Next Generation. Vol. 4, no. 2. Imagine Media. p. 72.
  3. ^ "Nascar 2001 Playstation Game Review in ABSOLUTE PLAYSTATION INTERNATIONAL - Nascar 2001".
  4. ^ a b http://www.avault.com/reviews/ps2/nascar-2001-ps2-review/
  5. ^ "Nascar 2001". 13 October 2000.
  6. ^ http://ps2.gamezone.com/gzreviews/r16562.htm
  7. ^ "NASCAR 2001 Review".
  8. ^ http://www.gamevortex.com/gamevortex/soft_rev.php/1731
  9. ^ "Nascar 2001". 8 November 2000.
  10. ^ "Nascar 2001 PS2 Review - Gamer's Pulse". Archived from the original on 2001-06-30.
  11. ^ "NASCAR 2001 Review".
  12. ^ "GameSpy: PC Games, Reviews, News, Previews, Demos, Mods & Patches".

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NASCAR 2000
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NASCAR Thunder 2002