Developer: EA Tiburon
Ship Date: Fall 2005
Take command of the biggest teams in NASCAR ® by building a multi-car dynasty with NASCAR 06 . In the first-ever Squad Based Racing experience, you are not alone. Radio to teammates for assistance, while managing on-track partnerships, or take the wheel of a teammate's car in the middle of a race to fend off rivals. With all-new game controls, including real-time voice command, communicate with your crew chief, spotters, and on-track allies to help punch your team through the pack. As an owner, build your own racing empire or even buy top NASCAR Teams like Hendrick Motorsports. Earn the title of Teammate, Champion, and Hero in NASCAR 06.
All-New Driver Communication : The first console driving game to utilize voice recognition allows communication between computer-controlled crew chiefs and team members.
New Dynamic Car Swapping : Use the right analog stick to take control of teammates' cars and fight off rivals as you work your way back to the front of the pack.
New Interactive Crew Chief : Select from eight new team commands including blocking, pitting, and holding track position.
Fight to the Top Mode : Featuring an all-new teammate theme, the upgraded phone system allows communication between teammates and opponents. Build a fan base and become a superstar owner/teammate, deciding where, how, and what to drive. Develop essential racing skills as you build a top NASCAR team.
EA SPORTS™ Online** Racing : Up to four live racers can battle against a full pack of CPU cars (PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Xbox Live ™ only). Featuring online ranking, text chat, EA SPORTS Talk (broadband only), and improved anti-cheat measures, it's the ultimate online racing experience.
Chase for the Cup™ Mode : The ten-race shootout mirrors the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series™ new championship system.
Grudges and Alliances : New interactive AI allows greater relationship management. Drive as a hero or villain as on-track rivalries boil over into post-race confrontations.
Racing Series : Challenge the circuit with the NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Whelen Modified Series, and NASCAR Busch Series.
New Lightning Challenges : Over 30 new challenges hosted by Kenny Wallaceâ€”each challenge reflects real NASCAR scenarios and features your favorite NASCAR drivers.
Expanded Create-A-Driver : Build your driver's facial features, body type, and uniform, and then design your car's paint schemes.
More Than 60 Drivers : Select your favorite driver and race against a full field of 43 drivers. Smaller fields are featured in modified and Truck Series racing.
All 22 Official NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Tracks : Plus 13 fantasy tracks and three official NASCAR Busch Series tracks.
Exclusive Audio : NASCAR 06 original soundtrack recorded and mixed in surround sound.
**Online play requires Internet Connection. PlayStation 2 online play also requires Network Adaptor and memory card for the PlayStation 2. Xbox Live online play also requires subscription to Xbox Live service.