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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
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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:
  ---------
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:
  ---------
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:
  ---------
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:
  ---------
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:
  ---------
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:
  ---------
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:
  ---------
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:
  --------
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:
  ---------
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:
  ---------
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:
  ---------
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:
  ---------
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:
  ---------
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:
  ---------
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:
  ---------
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:
  ---------
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:
 ---------
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-


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4.  Drivers
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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                |
              ------------------------------------


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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


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  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.**


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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


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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


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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.
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=======================================================================
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
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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
selling my guide without my consent.


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