This incarnation was hardly more than a slight update of NASCAR Racing 2. Some new tracks were available, and it was NROS-ready right from the box. Nothing new, nothing famous.
SIERRA SPORTS' NEW RACING TITLE, NASCAR RACING -- 1999 EDITION, DUE TO SHIP NEXT MONTH CONTACT: Erica Kohnke, Sierra Sports, (541) 334-4962 Eugene OR (September 24, 1998) - Sierra Sports, publisher of the world's most realistic sports software, today announced plans to ship NASCAR Racing - 1999 Edition this October. The most extensive NASCAR experience available for the PC market, NASCAR Racing - 1999 Edition is developed by the award winning Papyrus team, and features NASCAR's top three racing series, including the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, a first for any racing simulation. Featuring all three of NASCAR's top racing series in one box, NASCAR Racing - 1999 Edition allows users to experience the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series for the first time, along with updated 1998 cars and tracks from the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series. Racing a Craftsman Truck is a completely new experience for racing sim fans, and NASCAR Racing - 1999 Edition features the accurate rules and vehicle dynamics that make the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series different from any other racing series. A driver of a Craftsman Truck contends with more front drag, and less rear downforce than NASCAR cars, especially on faster tracks, and a Craftsman Truck operates with slightly less horsepower. Of the 34 tracks Sierra Sports has included in NASCAR Racing - 1999 Edition, 12 have been unavailable in previous racing simulations. These include Las Vegas, Homestead, and Heartland Park Topeka. In addition, 3Dfx and Rendition 3D-accelerator support is included in both new products. As usual, drivers of NASCAR Racing - 1999 Edition can head into the pits to customize their NASCAR cars and trucks with the most detailed set-up mode on the market. Drivers may account for the differences in each of the thirty-four tracks as they set-up and head for a NASCAR Championship. "There is nothing else out there that delivers as realistic an experience as NASCAR Racing - 1999 Edition," said NASCAR Winston Cup driver Bobby Labonte. "I recommend this simulation to fans who want to get the closest to the real thing." According to Sean Gleason, Director of Marketing for Sierra Sports, the experience of NASCAR Racing - 1999 Edition allows drivers the in-depth, accurate experience they come to expect from Sierra Sports products, including the unparalleled accuracy of the Papyrus physics model. "With NASCAR Racing - 1999 Edition, Sierra Sports has focused on the realism of the NASCAR experience." Gleason said, "We discuss each simulation feature with NASCAR drivers, we send our developers to racing school, and we fly our artists across the country to painstakingly record the unique aspects of each track. The resulting simulation is a completely accurate environment where any driver can race Dale Earnhardt or Bobby Labonte for the Winston Cup Championship." Owners of NASCAR Racing - 1999 Edition will also be able to access online racing on Sierra Sports' NASCAR Racing Online Series (www.nros.com), hosted by the Total Entertainment Network (TEN). On the NROS, racing fans can take on opponents from around the world, and test their skills on the tracks made famous with NASCAR Racing 2. The complete list of the tracks included in NASCAR Racing - 1999 Edition is as follows: Tracks from the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Evergreen Speedway, Flemington Speedway, Hearland Park Topeka I-70, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Louisville Motor Speedway, Memphis Motorsports Park, Metro Dade/Homestead, Mesa Marin Raceway, Pikes Peak International Raceway, and Portland Speedway. Tracks from the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol International Raceway, California Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Dover Downs International Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, New Hampshire Speedway, North Carolina Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, Richmond International Raceway, Sears Point Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway, Texas Motor Speedway, and Watkins Glen International. Tracks from the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Gateway International Raceway, Hickory Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Raceway Wark, The Milwaukee Mile, Myrtle Beach Speedway, Nazareth Speedway, South Boston Speedway, Pikes Peak International Raceway, Metro-Dade Homestead, and National Speedway USA. NASCAR Racing 1999 Edition, a CD-ROM for DOS and Windows 95, will carry a suggested retail price of $49.95. Owners of any Sierra Sports NASCAR product will be eligible for a $20.00 rebate on the NASCAR Racing - 1999 product. Both products will be available at computer stores everywhere or by calling Sierra direct at (800) 757-7707 this winter. The Sierra Sports website (www.sierrasports.com) contains more information about NASCAR Racing -- 1999 Edition and other Sierra Sports titles and events. Papyrus is the motorsports software development division of Sierra Sports. Developers of the most compelling software-based racing experiences possible, Papyrus' best-selling products include the NASCAR Racing and CART Racing lines. NASCAR Racing 2 for MS-DOS was last year's sixth best-selling entertainment title in the nation (according to PC Data reports). Unveiled at the 1998 Daytona 500, Sierra Sports is one of Sierra's six best-selling brands, and publishes the most complete list of high quality sports simulations on the market. A common passion unites Sierra Sports developers such as Dynamix, Papyrus, Headgate and the Sierra Sports NW team -- commitment to the true spirit of sport. 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