|Series||EA Sports NASCAR series|
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Release date(s)||NA July 23, 2007
EU July 26, 2007
AU November 15, 2007
|Genre(s)||Racing, Sports, Simulation, Arcade|
Split Screen Multiplayer (PS2 Only)
|Media||Optical disc (all systems)|
|Input methods||Gamepad and Racing wheel (all systems)|
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 is the earliest that EA has released a NASCAR game. It also marks the first time the original Xbox has been excluded from the NASCAR lineup since NASCAR 2001.
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. 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 PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game was recorded by Chad Knaus. The Whelen Modified Tour is not included in PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, but is still present in the PlayStation 2 version.
Critical reception of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version of the game has been average to negative. GameSpot gave the Xbox 360 version a 6.0 rating  and a 6.0 for the PlayStation 3 version.  The closing comments of the IGN Xbox 360 review:
|“||NASCAR 08 is bare-bones, unpolished and uninspired. When you don't even have any sort of ending wrap-up screen for the Season mode, you know you're in trouble. Hardcore NASCAR fans will no-doubt rally behind the title and say that the reviews are wrong and that we just don't understand the sport, but there's very little to the package. And believe it or not, it doesn't even turn left very well.||”|
|“||Overall NASCAR 08 is a solid game, but not one that has received a lot of love and attention since last year. The changes that have been made are an attempt to widen the appeal to a less hard-core audience. The problem with this is that the majority of the fans of the series are those very hard-core gamers that they are ignoring. The end result is a game that has little to offer you if you have the previous edition. This game best serves those of us who are either new to the series or are hardened fans of NASCAR proper. Maybe a game to pick up once the price falls in a month or two.||”|
|EA Sports NASCAR Series
|Release date||July 27, 2007 (US)|
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|
|Age rating(s)||ESRB: E|
|Platform(s)||Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3|
|Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough|
NASCAR 08 is the 11th in the NASCAR series, developed and published by EA, featuring Tony Stewart on the cover. This year's game features improved graphics and damage, total car tune ability, instant replay, 3D cockpit camera, and the ability to race the Car of Tomorrow. It was released on July 27, 2007 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3.
Race against the pros, with 43 drivers to choose from and the top three series: Nextel Cup, National Series, Craftsman Truck, new this year the Car of Tomorrow (relacing the Whelen Series).
EA Sports replaced the sponsors of car numbers 2, 7, 8, 26, and 40 due to the fact that they are alcoholic beverages. They are replaced with the drivers names. In addition, the Busch Series has been renamed the National Series.
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