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                             NASCAR 2001 FAQ by Warhawk
                               Platform: PlayStation
                           Date Created: December 2, 2002
                           Last Updated: November 21, 2007
                                Version: 0.96b
                   Sites that will host this guide: www.gamefaqs.com
    
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                                 1. TABLE of CONTENTS
    
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      1. TABLE of CONTENTS
      2. Contact the Author
      3. Controls
      4. Tracks
           -Official
           -Fantasy
      5. Drivers
      6. Car Setups
           -Fantasy
           -Official
      7. Hall of Fame
      8. Codes/Secrets
      9. Point System
      10. Credits
    
    
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    2.  Contact the Author
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    To be able to contact Stephen "Warhawk" Harris please drop me an e-mail at
    nd4spdramrod [at] yahoo [dot] com, with any questions, comments or any 
    information that you may believe that I may have missed in this guide.  
    Please don't send any hateful mail because I will not tolerate it because it 
    can be considered harassment, so please make sure you know what you want to 
    ask/comment before you send the e-mail to me.  Be sure to have  "Silent Hill" 
    in the subject so I don't accidently delete the e-mail.  This includes sending
    e-mails with some picture which may be inappropriate.  Please if you send me
    any e-mails with any kind of vulgar language such as the "f" word.
    
    I also have AIM and YIM messengers, but you can only be able to contact me
    through YIM because due to an incident while I was on AIM I have decided to
    have a closed list on AIM.  If you seem that you can't get a response from
    me on YIM please feel free to e-mail me at the e-mail address that I have
    given in this section or near the beginning of this guide for Silent Hill.
    My YIM screen name is listed below if you need to get in contact me through
    that mean instead of e-mailing me:
    
    
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    3.  Controls
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    Gas- X                             Shift Up- R2
    Brake- Square                      Shift Down- R1
    Reverse- Triangle (when stopped)   Pause Game- Start
    Change View- Circle                Toggle HUD ON/OFF- Select
    Track Map/Damage meter- L1         Toggle Rear View Mirror- L2
    
    
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    4.  Tracks
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      --OFFICIAL--
    
    Atlanta
    Location: Hampton, GA         Banking on Straightaways: 5
    Distance: 1.54 miles          Back Stretch: 1,320 ft.
    Track Type: Speedway          Banking in Turns: 24
    Front Stretch: 1,415 ft.      Website: www.atlantamotorspeedway.com
    
      Strategy:
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    As you come out of turn 4 you should be around 169 - 170 MPH as you exit the
    turn towards the start/finish line.  As you go down the frontstretch you
    should be able to reach around 191 - 193 MPH before entering turns 1 - 2.
    When you go through turns 1 - 2 be sure to let off the gas before enter in
    the turns to around and keep your speed steady to around 168 - 171 MPH through
    the turns.  As you exit turn 2 you want to get near the wall but not real
    close to where you end up scraping the wall and whatnot.  Before you enter
    turns 3 - 4 your speed should reach to around 195 MPH before entering those
    turns.  Just like you did in turns 1 - 2 let off the brake a bit until you
    get down to around 169 - 170 MPH but a tip that I can give is to keep it
    steady on the brake not just through turns 3 - 4 but as well as turns 1 - 2.
    
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    Bristol
    Location: Bristol, Tennessee  Front Straight: 650 ft.
    Distance: .533 miles          Back Straight: 650 ft.
    Track Type: Short Track       Website: www.bristolmotorspeedway.com
    Banking in Turns: 36
    Banking on Straightaways: 16
    
      Strategy:
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    Let's get to the point to how to get around this short but fast race track.
    As you race out of turn 4 you want to be around 110 - 118 if you manage to
    get out of turn 4 at those speeds.  As you go down the frontstretch across
    the start/finish line and before you enter turns 1 - 2 you might be able to
    reach to around 130 - 133 maybe a few MPH under that.  As you brake to enter
    the turns 1 - 2 slow down to around 107 - 110 MPH.  As you exit turn 2 to
    head down the backstretch just like any other track be sure not to hit the
    wall or you'll loose speed.  As you go down the backstretch you should get to
    around 138 MPH before braking for turns 3 - 4.  When you go through turns 3 -
    4, you want to be around 107 - 110 through the turns.  As you exit turn 4 do
    the same as you did on the backstretch but this time to the start/finish line.
    
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    California
    Location: Fontana Cali.        Banking on Back Straight: 3*
    Distance: 2.0 miles            Front Straight: 3,100 ft.
    Track Type: Oval               Back Straight: 2,500 ft.
    Banking in Turns: 14          Website: www.californiaspeedway.com
    Banking on Front Straight: 11
    
      Strategy:
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    California is a track with not very much banking which allows for long green
    flag racing.  As you exit out of turn 4 you should be around 162 - 165 MPH as
    you head towards the start/finish line.  As you race down the frontstretch
    you can be able to reach around 188 MPH before entering turns 1 - 2.  When
    you start to brake into turns 1 - 2 you should be around 160 - 165 MPH, then
    as you exit turn 2 be sure to race up near the wall as you head down the
    backstretch.  You will reach to around 187 MPH before braking for turns 3 -
    4, and when you enter turns 3 - 4 drop your speed to around 166 - 168 MPH.
    As you exit turn 4 you should be around 175 MPH and gaining as you exit turn
    4 racing to the start/finish line.
    
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    Darlington
    Location: Darlington, South Carolina Front Stretch: 1,229 ft.
    Distance: 1.366 miles                Back Stretch: 1,229 ft.
    Track Type: Superspeedway            Website: www.darlingtonraceway.com
    Banking in Turns: 25
    Banking on Straights: 2
    
      Strategy:
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    Alright let's get to the strategy of how to get around this legendary track.
    When you exit turn 4 heading onto the frontstretch you want to be around 155
    - 159 MPH heading towards the start/finish line.  When you head down the
    fronstretch to turns 1 - 2 of a speed around 181 MPH before entering turns 1
    - 2.  As you go through turns 1 - 2 slow down to around 170 - 172 MPH by the
    time you exit out of turn 2.  As you race down the backstretch be up by the
    wall but be sure not to try getting your Darlington stripe.  Before you head
    in turns 3 - 4 you should be able to get a speed of around 186 MPH.  As you
    brake to go through turns 3 - 4 slow down to around 150 - 153 MPH as you come
    out of turn 4 to the start/finish line.
    
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    Daytona
    Location: Daytona Beach, Florida   Front Straight: 3,800 ft.
    Distance: 2.5 miles                Back Straight: 3,400 ft.
    Track Type: Superspeedway          Website: www.daytonaintlspeedway.com
    Banking in Turns: 31
    Banking on Tri-Oval: 18
    Banking on Straight: 3
    
      Strategy:
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    Let's get on with on how to get around the Daytona International Speedway.
    As you come out of turn 4 you want to be around 184 MPH as you go onto the
    frontstretch towards the start/finish line.  As you head down the
    frontstretch you should be able to reach around 195 MPH before going into
    turns 1 - 2.  At Daytona you don't need to brake going through the turns at a
    track like this.  All you want to do is be down by the yellow line as you go
    through turns 1 - 2 at around 185 - 187 MPH through the turns.  As you exit
    turn 2 you want to be up by the wall as you go down the backstretch reaching
    a speed to around 195 MPH before going in turns 1 - 2.  You want to go
    through turns 3 - 4 like you did when you went through turns 1 - 2 at around
    183 MPH.  Once you exit turn 4 you should be around 186 by the exit of the
    turn heading to the start/finish line.
    
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    Homestead-Miami
    Location: Homestead, Florida    Front Stretch: 1,760 ft.
    Distance: 1.5 miles             Back Stretch: 1,760 ft.
    Banking in Turns: 6            Website: www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com
    Banking on Front Straight: 2
    
      Strategy:
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    At the 2002 version of Homestead-Miami you can't go as fast you can at the
    reconfigured version.  As you come out of turn 4 you want to be around 135 -
    160 MPH as you set up to go down the frontstretch.  Before heading into turns
    1 - 2 you should be able to get up to around 180 MPH and as you head through
    turns 1 - 2 you want to be around 160 - 166 MPH.  As you exit turn 2 at 165
    or better heading down the backstretch you should be able to reach 187 MPH
    just like when you were on the frontstretch before entering turns 3 - 4.  You
    want to take turns 3 - 4 like turns 1 - 2 around 160 - 166 MPH, and then back
    onto the fronstretch.
    
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    Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    Location: Speedway, Indiana         Front Stretch: 3,300 ft.
    Distance: 2.5 miles                 Back Stretch: 3,300 ft.
    Banking in Turns: 12               Website: www.brickyard.com
    Banking on Straights: 9
    
      Strategy:
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    As you exit out of turn 4 you should be around 170 - 171 MPH as you head onto
    the frontstretch.  As you go down the frontstretch you want to try to get
    around 202 MPH before entering turn 1.  When go through turn 1 you want to be
    around 170 - 171 MPH going through turn 1, but there'll be a bit of a short
    stretch before turn 2 in which you can gain a bit of speed but slow down to
    around 175 - 176 MPH through turn 2.  As you race down the backstretch it's
    quite long before you get to turn 3, but before you enter turn 3 you might be
    able to reach around 202 MPH before you go about entering turn 3.  As you go
    through turn 3 it's just like when you did in turns 1 - 2 around 170 - 171
    MPH then you'll have a small stretch before turn 4, and the same speed for
    turn 4 166 - 171 MPH before going back onto the frontstretch.
    
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    Las Vegas
    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada         Front Stretch: 2,275 ft.
    Distance: 1.5 miles                 Back Stretch: 1,572 ft.
    Track Type: Speedway                Website: www.lvms.com
    Banking in Turns: 12
    Banking on Front Stretch: 8
    Banking on Back Stretch: 5
    
      Strategy:
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    Like I said this is a flat 1.5 mile track that may be a bit tricky getting
    good lap times at but it's knowing how to get good speed through the flat
    turns.  As you come out of turn 4 you want to be around 157 - 160 MPH as you
    go down the frontstretch to the line.  As you go down the frontstretch you
    should be able to reach around 183 MPH before heading into turns 1 - 2.  When
    you get ready to go through turns 1 - 2 you want to slow down to around 161 -
    163 MPH to get onto the backstretch.  As you get on the backstretch get by
    the wall as you go towards turns 3 - 4.  You should be able to reach around
    182 MPH before you head into turns 3 - 4 but when you brake to go through
    turns 3 - 4 slow down to around 158 - 162 MPH going through turns 3 - 4 as
    you head back onto the frontstretch heading to the line.
    
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    Lowe's (Charlotte)
    Location: Concord, North Carolina   Front Stretch: 1,952 ft.
    Distance: 1.5 miles                 Back Stretch: 1,360 ft.
    Track Type: Speedway                Website: www.lowesmotorspeedway.com
    Banking in Turns: 24
    Banking on Front Stretch: 5
    
      Strategy:
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    A lap at Lowe's Motor Speedway can be fast around this 1.5 mile D-shaped
    oval.  As you head out of turn 4 be careful that you don't let the car get
    loose coming out of the turn.  You want to exit turn 4 at around 143 - 145
    MPH heading down the frontstretch towards the start/finish line.  You may be
    able to reach around 160 - 165 MPH before heading into turns 1 - 2 and as you
    do brake to around 140 - 141 through turns 1 - 2 as you go onto the
    backstretch.  As you race down the backstretch you should be able to reach
    around 161 - 165 MPH before you go through turns 3 - 4, and as you brake to
    go through turns 3 - 4 slow down to around 140 - 141 MPH but like I said for
    exiting turn 4 be sure not to get loose coming out of the turn because you
    really don't want that to happen.
    
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    Martinsville
    Location: Martinsville, Virginia  Front Stretch: 800 ft.
    Distance: .526 miles              Back Stretch: 800 ft.
    Track Type: Short Track           Website: www.martinsvillespeedway.com
    Banking in Turns: 12
    
      Strategy:
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    When racing at Martinsville you don't want to wait til around the last minute
    to brake but you want to brake at a certain point of the track so you can go
    about getting through the turns with ease.  As you come out of turn 4 you
    should be around 80 - 86 MPH as you exit turn 4 onto the frontstretch to the
    start/finish line.  Since both stretches are only 800 ft. you won't have much
    time before you will have to brake again for turns 1 - 2.  Use the paint on
    the walls to help you know when to brake for the entering of the turns.
    For example where it has NASCAR Racing Cup Series ends to start braking for
    turns 1 - 2.  Before you start to brake you should be able to reach around
    120 MPH and once you get to the end of where it has NASCAR Racing Cup series
    to brake for turns 1 - 2 to around 80 - 86 MPH through turns 1 - 2.
    
    As you exit off of turn 2 going down the backstretch, but you'll have to do
    like you done on the front stretch.  The only problem is that you'll have to
    use a different paint on the wall as a marker to slow down for turns 3 - 4.
    Just like on the frontstretch you should be able to reach around 120 - 125
    MPH, before going into turns 3 - 4.  Look for part of the concrete wall in
    black and use the end of that as a marker to slow down for turns 3 - 4.  Like
    in turns 1 - 2 slow down to around 80 - 86 MPH but should be able to gain a
    bit of speed as you exit out of turn 4 down the frontstretch again.
    
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    Michigan
    Location: Brooklyn, Michigan        Front Stretch: 3,600 ft.
    Distance: 2.0 miles                 Back Stretch: 2,242 ft.
    Track Type: Speedway                Website: www.mispeedway.com
    Banking in Turns: 18
    Banking on Front Stretch: 12
    Banking on Back Stretch:   5
    
      Strategy:
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    Michigan International Speedway isn't a hard track to get the hang of because
    with the 18* in the turns it can produce some exciting and/or fast laps at
    this 2.0 mile track.  As you race out of turn 4 you want to be around 170 -
    176 MPH as you head onto the frontstretch to the start/finish line.  Before
    heading into turns 1 - 2 you should be able to reach around 204 MPH but as
    you get ready into head into turns 1 - 2 you want to slow down to around
    174 - 176 MPH through turns 1 - 2 going onto the backstretch.  When you head
    down the backstretch sling up near the wall but before you enter turns 3 - 4
    you should reach around 201 MPH before heading into turns 3 - 4.  As you go
    through turns 3 - 4 slow down to around 177 - 179 MPH going through turns 3 -
    4 as you head back to the start/finish line.
    
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    North Carolina
    Location: Rockingham, North Carolina   Front Stretch: 1,300 ft.
    Distance: 1.018 miles                  Back Stretch: 1,367 ft.
    Track Type: Short Track          Website: www.northcarolinaspeedway.com
    Banking in Turns 1&2: 22
    Banking in Turns 3&4: 25
    Banking on Straights:  8
    
      Strategy:
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    Since this track is a little tricky particularly that you can get around this
    track fast except that you'll have to be careful getting out of the turns
    such as turn 2.  As you race out of turn 4 you want to be around 145 - 149
    MPH heading onto the frontstretch towards the line.  Before slowing down for
    turns 1 - 2 you should be able to reach around 179 MPH before entering turns
    1 - 2.  As you brake to go through turns 1 - 2 you want to slow down to around
    138 - 142 MPH as you reach the backstretch up by the wall.  As you go down
    the backstretch you will reach a speed of around 176 MPH before heading into
    turns 3 - 4.  As you get ready to brake to enter turns 3 - 4 you want to slow
    down to around 141 - 154 MPH as you go through the turns as you head back
    onto the fronstretch towards the line.
    
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    Phoenix
    Location: Avondale, Arizona        Front Stretch: 1,179 ft.
    Distance: 1.0 miles                Back Stretch: 1,551 ft.
    Track Type: Short Track            Website: www.phoenixintlspeedway.com
    Banking in Turns 1&2: 11
    Banking in Turns 3&4:  9
    Banking on Straights:  0
    
      Strategy:
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    Since this track is a little tricky particularly that you can get around this
    track fast except that you'll have to be careful getting out of the turns
    such as turn 2.  As you race out of turn 4 you want to be around 130 - 136
    MPH heading onto the frontstretch towards the line.  Before slowing down for
    turns 1 - 2 you should be able to reach around 162 MPH before entering turns
    1 - 2.  As you brake to go through turns 1 - 2 you want to slow down to around
    120 - 123 MPH as you reach the backstretch up by the wall.  As you go down
    the backstretch you will reach a speed of around 160 MPH before heading into
    turns 3 - 4.  As you get ready to brake to enter turns 3 - 4 you want to slow
    down to around 128 - 140 MPH as you go through the turns as you head back
    onto the fronstretch towards the line.
    
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    Pocono
    Location: Long Pond, Pennsylvania      Banking in Turn 3: 6*
    Distance: 2.5 miles                    Front Stretch: 3,740 ft.
    Track Type: Superspeedway              Short Stretch: 3,055 ft.
    Banking on Straights: 1               Website: www.poconoraceway.com
    Banking in Turn 1: 14
    Banking in Turn 2: 8
    
      Strategy:
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    Racing at this 2.5 mile triangular track may require a bit of speed but you
    have to be sure to slow down good enough through the turns to be real good at
    this particular track.  As you come out of turn 3 you want to be around 175 -
    180 MPH as you exit turn 3 onto the frontstretch.  The frontstretch you can
    gain a lot of speed if you have a good car setup for Pocono to reach a good
    amount of speed before entering turn 1.  Before entering turn 1 you will reach
    around 205 MPH but you may start to brake at the 2 or 1 marker to get through
    turn 1.  You want to try to slow down to around 147 - 150 MPH through turn 1
    as you go onto the second stretch as you approach turn 2 "Tunnel Turn".
    
    Your speed should reach around 196 but I wouldn't try to get up that far
    because it may be a bit too fast but when you go through turn 2 "Tunnel Turn"
    you want to slow down to around 170 - 172 MPH to get through turn 2.  Now
    you'll go down the third stretch which is the shortest stretch on this track,
    you will reach around 194 MPH before heading through turn 3 at this unique
    track.  As you go through turn 3 you want to be around 168 - 172 MPH going
    through turn 3 back on your way to the frontstretch.
    
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    Richmond
    Location: Richmond, Virginia    Front Stretch: 1,290 ft.
    Distance: .750 miles            Back Stretch: 860 ft.
    Track Type: Short Track         Website: www.richmondracewaycomplex.com
    Banking in Turns: 14
    Banking on Front Stretch: 8
    Banking on Back Stretch: 2
    
      Strategy:
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    Richmond International Raceway is a fast short track that can be a fun place
    to race at besides Bristol Motor Speedway.  As you race off of turn 4 you
    should exit turn 4 at around 120 - 126 MPH heading down the frontstretch
    heading towards the line.  You may have to brake around a 100 ft. before
    heading into turns 1 - 2.  Before heading into turns 1 - 2 you will reach
    around 145 MPH before you head through turns 1 - 2.  As you slow down to go
    through turns 1 - 2 you want to slow down to around 118 - 122 MPH as you go
    through turns 1 - 2, then onto the backstretch sliding as close to the wall
    as possible.  As you head down the backstretch you should be able to reach
    around 144 MPH before heading into turns 3 - 4.  You want to brake around a
    100 ft. before the yellow line at the beginning of turn 3 to around 120 - 124
    MPH as you head back to the line for a lap around RIR.
    
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    Sears Point
    Location: Sonama, California
    Distance: 1.949 miles
    Track Type: Road Course
    Website: www.searspoint.com
    
      Strategy:
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    When you race at this track you want to have good acceleration because that
    is one of the keys to doing well at a track like Infineon Raceway.  As you
    come out of turn 10 you want to be around 45 - 70 MPH going through the
    hairpin hugging the turn but not too  much because you don't want to hit the
    tires, as you head to the start/finish line.  As you cross the line there'll
    be a small turn to the left [turn 1] around 138 MPH as you approach turn 2
    you want to be around 110 - 114 MPH going through turn 2.  Turn 3 isn't that
    far off because you'll have to slow down to around 70 - 76 MPH going through
    turn 3 then onto a small stretch to turn 4.  Turn 4 slow down to around 74 -
    77 MPH and turn 5 isn't far off from turn 5.  To take turn 5 well slow down
    to around 64 - 67 MPH as you go down another stretch to turn 6.  Before you
    approach turn 6 you want to start slowing down just a few feet before
    entering turn 6 and go through the turn at least 118 - 122MPH while the next
    turn, turn 7 will come quickly.
    
    This is one of the tight turns at this 1.949 mile road course in which you
    have to slow down to around 45 - 50 MPH to go through this turn.  Next you'll
    have to take on the ESSES at around 110 - 125 MPH through those set of turns,
    before taking on turn 8.  As you approach turn 8 you want to slow down to
    around 142 MPH going through the turn and then have to set up for turn 9 at
    around 118 - 120 MPH.  After you get through turn 9 you will now have to get
    set up for turn 10 [last turn] which is a hairpin.  You will have to slow
    down just a few feet before pit road, to around 45 - 70 MPH as you go through
    turn 10.  Once you have gone through the last turn now it's time to head back
    to the start/finish line.
    
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    Talladega
    Location: Talladega, Alabama    Front Stretch: 4,300 ft.
    Distance: 2.66 miles            Back Stretch: 4,000 ft.
    Track Type: Superspeedway       Website: www.talladegasuperspeedway.com
    Banking in Turns 1&2: 33
    Banking on Front Stretch: 18
    Banking on Back Stretch: 2
    
      Strategy:
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    Talladega Superspeedway was built to be the fastest, most competitive
    racetrack on the NASCAR curcuit.  This can be a fast track to get around and
    let's get to on how to get around this 2.66 mile racetrack.  As you come out
    of turn 4 you want to be around 184MPH as you head through the tri-oval and
    to the start/finish line.  Before you head into turns 1 - 2 you should be
    around 196MPH before heading in to turns 1 - 2.  As you race through turns 1 -
    2 you want to be around 189 - 191MPH.  When you exit out of turn 2 you want to
    drift up towards the wall heading down the backstretch.  Before you enter
    turns 3 - 4 you should be able to reach around 197MPH before heading in turns
    3 - 4.  When you race through turns 3 - 4 you want to be around 188 - 190MPH
    while racing through turns 3 - 4, then head through the frontstretch and the
    tri-oval then finally cross the start/finish line.  That's how you get around
    Talladega Superspeedway.
    
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    Texas
    Location: Fort Worth, Texas         Banking on Straights: 5
    Distance: 1.5 miles                 Front Stretch: 2,250 ft.
    Track Type: Speedway                Back Stretch: 1,330 ft.
    Banking in Turns 1&2: 24           Website: www.texasmotorspeedway.com
    Banking in Turns 3&4:  8
    
      Strategy:
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    Racing at the Texas Motor Speedway can be quite fast to race at, but you
    don't want to carry too much speed through the turns unless you want to hit
    the wall.  As you come out of Turn 4 you want to be around 161 MPH, as you
    head towards the start/finish line.  You will reach around 182 MPH before
    heading into Turn 1, but when you go through turns 1 - 2 at around 160 - 162
    MPH through the turns.  As you exit out of turn 2 you should be able to reach
    to around 180 MPH before entering Turn 3.  When you approach Turns 3 - 4,
    you want to do the same as you did in Turns 1 - 2 but you may want to slow
    down a bit to around 160 - 162 MPH as you go through turns 3 - 4.  As you
    exit turn 4 you want to be smooth on the exit of the turn as you head to the
    start/finish line.
    
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    Watkins Glen
    Location: Watkins Glen, New York
    Distance: 2.454 miles
    Track Type: Road Course
    Website: www.theglen.com
    
     Strategy:
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    Racing at Watkins Glen can be fun to race at because it isn't anything like
    Infineon Raceway where there's like a turn almost every time after you make
    one.  As you come out of turn 11, you want to be around 90 - 94 MPH as you
    go onto the frontstretch to the start/finish line.  To be able to brake good
    enough for turn 1 start to brake just a few feet before you see the
    markers [3 2 1].  As you get ready for turn 1 you'll be able to reach to
    around 148 MPH, and then you'll have to slow down to around 66 - 72 MPH to
    take on turn 1.  After you have made it through turn 1, then you'll have to
    get ready for turn 2 with turn 3 not long after that.  When you get ready to
    go through turn 2 slow down to around 117 - 119 MPH going through turn 2,
    but with turn 3 slow down to around 134 - 138 MPH [don't be suprised if you
    have to slow down a bit more].  Then you have to get through turn 4 at around
    140 - 144 by the exit out of turn 4 going down one of two stretches, on this
    2.454 mile road course.
    
    Now you have to get ready for the "Inner Loop" where turns 5, 6, 7, 8 are
    located.  There will be markers in preparation to slow down for this "Inner
    Loop" starting with 600 [representing 600 ft.].  Start slowing down just a bit
    before the marker to around 79 - 82 MPH to take turns 5 - 6 with turns 7 - 8
    not long after 5 - 6.  You want to try to go through turns 7 - 8 at around
    68 - 71 MPH before entering turn 9.  To get through turn 9 good, keep your
    speed around 87 - 91 MPH and when you exit turn 9 get on the brake to around 120
    MPH on the exit on the second stretch of this road course.  You should be
    able to reach around 172 MPH before entering turn 10, but when you get ready
    for turn 10 start to slow down between the end of concrete wall and the 300
    ft. marker.  When you do slow down to around 90 - 94 MPH going through turn
    10 and onto a small stretch before turn 11.  As you get ready for turn 11
    slow down to around 87 - 90 MPH through turn 11 to go to the start/finish
    line again.
    
    
       --FANTASY--
    
     --[coming soon]--
    
    
        -Track strategies based on car set-ups featured in this guide-
    
    
    =======================================================================
    4.  Drivers
    =======================================================================
    
    Driver Name          Make       Car #    Sponsor
    John Andretti        Pontiac    43       Cheerios
    John Andretti        Pontiac    43       STP*
    Jeff Burton          Ford       99       EXIDE
    Ward Burton          Pontiac    22       Caterpillar
    Wally Dallenbach     Chevy      75       Turner Broadcasting
    Dale Earnhardt       Chevy       3       GM Goodwrench
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.** Chevy       8       Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    Bill Elliott         Ford       94       McDonald's
    Jeff Gordon          Chevy       5       Kellogg's
    Bobby Hamilton       Chevy       4       KODAK
    Kenny Irwin Jr.      Chevy      42       BELLSOUTH
    Dale Jarrett         Ford       88       Quality Vare
    Matt Kenseth**       Ford       17       DeWalt
    Bobby Labonte        Pontiac    18       Interstate Batteries
    Terry Labonte        Chevy       5       Kellogg's
    Kevin LePage         Chevy      16       Family Click
    Sterling Marlin      Chevy      40       Team SABCO
    Mark Martin          Ford        6       Valvoline
    Jeremy Mayfield      Ford       12       Mobil 1
    Jerry Nadeau         Chevy      25       UAW-Delphi
    Joe Nemechek         Chevy      33       Oakwood Homes
    Steve Park           Chevy       1       Pennzoil
    Adam Petty           Chevy      45       Sprint PCS
    Kyle Petty           Dodge      44       Hot Wheels
    Richard Petty***     Dodge      43       STP
    Scott Pruett         Ford       32       TIDE
    Ricky Rudd           Ford       28       Havoline
    Elliott Sadler       Ford       21       Motorcraft
    Ken Schrader         Pontiac    36       M&M's
    Mike Skinner         Chevy      31       Lowe's
    Jimmy Spencer        Ford       26       K-Mart
    Tony Stewart         Pontiac    20       Home Depot
    Rusty Wallace        Ford        2       Team Rusty
    Kenny Wallace        Pontiac    27       Duke's Mayonnaise
    Darrell Waltrip      Ford       66       Route 66
    Michael Waltrip      Chevy       7       Nations Rent
    
    
    
                  ------------------------------------
                 |                LEGEND              |
                 |------------------------------------|
                 |    * -Alternate Car                |
                 |   ** -Rookie of the 2000 Season    |
                 |  *** -NASCAR Legend                |
                  ------------------------------------
    
    
    =======================================================================
    5.  Hall of Fame
    =======================================================================
    This is the hall of fame that is in NASCAR 2001 for the Sony
    PlayStation.  The season is for the modern era [Winston Cup] and isn't
    since NASCAR started:
    
    
      1948 - 2000 Hall of Fame
      ------------------------
     Most Championships:  Richard Petty/Dale Earnhardt.........7
     Most Overall wins:  Rihcard Petty.........................200
     Longest Winning Streak:  Richard Petty....................10
    
    
      Season
      ------
     Most Wins:  Jeff Gordon......................13
     Most Consecutive Wins:  Dale Earnhardt.......4
     Most Poles:  Bill Elliott....................11
     Most Wins from Pole:  Darrel Waltrip.........8
     Most Top 5's:  Jeff Gordon...................26
     Most Top 10's:  Dale Jarrett.................29
     Best Winning Percentage:  Richard Petty......46.0
    
    
    =======================================================================
      6. Car Setups
    =======================================================================
    
      --FANTASY--
    
    Dustbowl
    ----------
    Transmission: Manual
    Tire Pressure: 32 psi
    Shocks: 40%
    Down Force: 6.6
    Wedge: 50%
    Left Bias: 0 lbs.
    Rear Bias: 0 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 15.0*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    4th From the Sun
    ------------------
    Transmission: Manual
    Tire Pressure: 28 psi
    Shocks: 60%
    Down Force: 2.6
    Wedge: 52.4%
    Left Bias: 0 lbs.
    Rear Bias: 0 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 15.0*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    Hawaii
    --------
    Transmission: Manual
    Tire Pressure: 32 psi
    Shocks: 50%
    Down Force: 7.4
    Wedge: 50%
    Left Bias: 30 lbs.
    Rear Bias: -60 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 15.0*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Mile High
    -----------
    Transmission: Manual
    Tire Pressure: 28 psi
    Shocks: 80%
    Down Force: 9.0
    Wedge: 46%
    Left Bias: 0 lbs.
    Rear Bias: 0 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 15.4*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    New York
    ----------
    Transmission: Manual
    Tire Pressure: 32 psi
    Shocks: 50%
    Down Force: 6.6
    Wedge: 50%
    Left Bias: 0 lbs.
    Rear Bias: -60 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 15.0*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Proving Grounds
    -----------------
    Transmission: Manual
    Tire Pressure: 32 psi
    Shocks: 60%
    Down Force: 2.6
    Wedge: 50%
    Left Bias: 0 lbs.
    Rear Bias: 60 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 16.2*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Southern
    ----------
    Transmission: Manual
    Tire Pressure: 32 psi
    Shocks: 40%
    Down Force: 7.4
    Wedge: 50%
    Left Bias: 0 lbs.
    Rear Bias: -60 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 15.0*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Treasure Island
    -----------------
    Transmission: Manual
    Tire Pressure: 32 psi
    Shocks: 40%
    Down Force: 6.6
    Wedge: 50%
    Left Bias: 0 lbs.
    Rear Bias: -60 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 15.0*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
      --OFFICIAL--
    
    Atanta
    --------
    Transmission: Manual
    Tire Pressure: 60 psi                Gear Ratios
    Shocks: 100%                         Use Default
    Downforce: 1.0 
    Wedge: 46% 
    Left Bias: 300 
    Rear Bias: 300 
    Wheel Lock: 16.2
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Bristol
    ---------
    Transmission: Manual                 Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 48 psi                Gear 1: 10.0
    Shocks: 100%                         Gear 2: 7.20
    Down Force: 7.4                      Gear 3: 5.70
    Wedge: 47.6%                         Gear 4: 4.60
    Left Bias: +300 lbs.
    Rear Bias: +240 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 15.0*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    California
    ------------
    Transmission: Manual                 Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 44                    Use Defaults
    Shocks: 50%
    Downforce: 1.0
    Wedge: 49.2%
    Left Bias: 210
    Rear Bias: 0
    Wheel Lock: 15.4
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Daytona
    ---------
    Transmission: Manual                 Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 48                    Use Defaults
    Shocks: 0%
    Downforce: 1.0
    Wedge: 49.2%
    Left Bias: 300
    Rear Bias: 180
    Wheel Lock: 13.8
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Darlington
    -------------
    Transmission: Manual
    Tire Pressure: 60 psi                Gear Ratios
    Shocks: 90%                          Gear 1: 9.06
    Downforce: 1.8                       Gear 2: 6.11
    Wedge: 46%                           Gear 3: 3.86
    Left Bias: 300 lbs.                  Gear 4: 3.15
    Rear Bias: 300 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 16.2
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Homestead-Miami
    -----------------
    Tire Pressure: 36 psi                Gear Ratios
    Shocks: 80%                          Gear 1: 9.50
    Down Force: 5.0                      Gear 2: 5.75
    Wedge: 48.4%                         Gear 3: 3.70
    Left Bias: 300 lbs.                  Gear 4: 3.00
    Rear Bias: +180 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 14.6*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Indianapolis
    --------------
    Transmission: Manual                 Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 40 psi                Gear 1: 7.06
    Shocks: 80%                          Gear 2: 5.21
    Downforce: 1.0                       Gear 3: 3.70
    Wedge: 48.4%                         Gear 4: 3.00
    Left Bias: +300 lbs.
    Rear Bias: +180 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 14.6*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Las Vegas
    -----------
    Transmission: Manual                Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 36 psi               Gear 1: 9.50
    Shocks: 70%                         Gear 2: 6.40
    Down Force: 4.2                     Gear 3: 4.00
    Wedge: 47.6%                        Gear 4: 3.00
    Left Bias: 180 lbs.
    Rear Bias: +60 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 15.4*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Lowe's
    --------
    Transmission: Manual                Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 48 psi               Use Defaults
    Shocks: 80%
    Down Force: 4.2
    Wedge: 47.6%
    Left Bias: 300 lbs.
    Rear Bias: +120 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 15.8*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Martinsville
    --------------
    Transmission: Manual                Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 40 psi               Use Defaults
    Shocks: 20%
    Down Force: 8.2
    Wedge: 46.0%
    Left Bias: 300 lbs.
    Rear Bias: +300 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 16.2*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Michigan
    ----------
    Transmission: Manual                Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 48 psi               Use Defaults
    Shocks: 80%
    Down Force: 3.4
    Wedge: 49.2%
    Left Bias: 90 lbs.
    Rear Bias: +60 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 14.2*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    North Carolina
    ----------------
    Transmission: Manual                 Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 40 psi                Gear 1: 9.50
    Shocks: 80%                          Gear 2: 6.40
    Down Force: 3.4                      Gear 3: 4.00
    Wedge: 49.2%                         Gear 4: 3.00
    Left Bias: 210 lbs.
    Rear Bias: +60 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 15.4*
    
    
    Phoenix
    ---------
    Transmission: Manual                 Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 40 psi                Gear 1: 9.50
    Shocks: 70%                          Gear 2: 6.40
    Down Force: 4.2                      Gear 3: 4.00
    Wedge: 46.0%                         Gear 4: 3.00
    Left Bias: 300 lbs.
    Rear Bias: +60 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 14.6*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Pocono
    --------
    Transmission: Manual                 Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 36 psi                Gear 1: 9.50
    Shocks: 80%                          Gear 2: 5.75
    Down Force: 1.8                      Gear 3: 3.70
    Wedge: 49.2%                         Gear 4: 3.00
    Left Bias: 300 lbs.
    Rear Bias: +180 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 13.4*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Richmond
    ----------
    Transmission: Manual                 Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 52 psi                Gear 1: 9.16
    Shocks: 100%                         Gear 2: 7.20
    Downforce: 5.0                       Gear 3: 5.70
    Wedge: 48.4%                         Gear 4: 4.36
    Left Bias: +300 lbs.
    Rear Bias: +180 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 14.2*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Sears Point
    -------------
    Transmission: Manual                 Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 28                    Gear 1: 10.00
    Shocks: 100%                         Gear 2:  7.80
    Downforce: 8.2                       Gear 3:  5.80
    Wedge: 49.2%                         Gear 4:  4.25
    Left Bias: 0
    Rear Bias: 180
    Wheel Lock: 15.0
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Talladega
    -----------
    Transmission: Manual                 Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 48                    Use Defaults
    Shocks: 0%
    Downforce: 1.0
    Wedge: 49.2%
    Left Bias: 300
    Rear Bias: 180
    Wheel Lock: 13.8
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Texas
    -------
    Transmission: Manual                 Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 52 psi                Gear 1: 8.31
    Shocks: 100%                         Gear 2: 6.06
    Downforce: 7.4                       Gear 3: 4.00
    Wedge: 47.6%                         Gear 4: 3.20
    Left Bias: +300 lbs.
    Rear Bias: +120 lbs.
    Wheel Lock: 15.8*
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
    Watkins Glen
    --------------
    Transmission: Manual                 Gear Ratios
    Tire Pressure: 40psi                 Gear 1: 10.00
    Shocks: 100%                         Gear 2:  7.30
    Downforce: 7.4                       Gear 3:  5.70
    Wedge: 49.2%                         Gear 4:  4.30
    Left Bias: 0
    Rear Bias: 180
    Wheel Lock: 14.6
    Fuel Load: 22 Gallons
    
    
     **If anyone has a Car Setup for Atlanta please e-mail me the setup.**
    
    
    =======================================================================
    7.  Codes/Secrets
    =======================================================================
    Enter the following codes at the Development Credits to get the 
    following cars/tracks and after you enter the corresponding code for 
    the car/track you will hear the phrase "Oh Black Box Baby!" or "It's in 
    the Game.":
    
    
    4th From the Sun (Track):
    ----------------------------
    Hold L1 then press Up Square, Circle, X, Square, Triangle, Right
    
    
    Proving Grounds (Track):
    ---------------------------
    Hold R1 and press LEFT, CIRCLE, UP, DOWN, RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT
    
    
    Treasure Island (Track):
    ---------------------------
    Hold L2 and press SQUARE, CIRCLE, SQUARE, UP, UP, DOWN, UP, LEFT, RIGHT, 
    X
    
    
    KC Monoxide (Fantasy Driver):
    --------------------------------
    Hold L2 and press square, circle, X, Down, Up, Right Left
    
    
    John Andretti (Alternate Car):
    ---------------------------------
    Hold R1 and press square, triangle, square, triangle
    
    
    Shorty Lueng (Fantasy Driver):
    ---------------------------------
    Hold R2 and press square, circle, X, Up, Down, Left, Right
    
    
    Asher Boldt (Fantasy Driver):
    --------------------------------
    Hold L2 then press Square, Circle, Triangle, X
    
    
    Jocko Michaels (Fantasy Driver):
    -----------------------------------
    Hold L1 then press Square, Triangle, Square, Circle, Square, X
    
    
    One-on-One Mode*:
    --------------------
    Hold R1 then press Circle, Circle, Circle
    
    
      --[More will up soon, hopefully in next update]--
    
    
       ----------
         LEGEND
       ----------
    * -Code only works in 2-Player Mode
    
    
    =======================================================================
    8.  Point System
    =======================================================================
    Here is the list of the points that are awarded for each position:
    
     1- 175        16- 115        31- 70
     2- 170        17- 112        32- 67
     3- 165        18- 109        33- 64
     4- 160        19- 106        34- 61
     5- 155        20- 103        35- 58
     6- 150        21- 100        36- 55
     7- 146        22- 97         37- 52
     8- 142        23- 94         38- 49
     9- 138        24- 91         39- 46
    10- 134        25- 88         40- 43
    11- 130        26- 85         41- 40
    12- 127        27- 82         42- 37
    13- 124        28- 79         43- 34
    14- 121        29- 76
    15- 118        30- 73
    
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Note: I have listed the points for all 43 positions but I know that 
          there are just 18 cars.  Please don't think that there's a 43 car
          field this game.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    =======================================================================
    9.  Credits
    =======================================================================
    
      -------------
        Black Box
      -------------
    I would like to give credit to Black Box for developing a NASCAR game 
    that is better looking and better then the previous NASCAR games, 
    released on the PlayStation.
    
      -------------
        EA Sports
      -------------
    I would like to give credit to EA Sports for publishing one of the best 
    NASCAR games on the PlayStation.
    
    
    This document is Copyrighted (c)2002-2003 Stephen Harris.  Any website
    wishing to host this FAQ please contact me first to get my permission.
    Also if I find this FAQ on a website that didn't ask for permission to
    host this guide will be asked to have it removed under any
    circumstances.  If that person alters or fails to remove this guide
    from their site, I will have to consult a Copyright Attorney to deal
    with the issue.  The same goes for any person in attempt to print this
    guide electronically and sold for a profit will be taken to court for
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