Challenge top NASCAR drivers, such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace, and more, head-to-head in a test of racing skill on actual 2001 Winston Cup NASCAR tracks. Selectable racing modes capture the thrills, drama, and split-second decisions of the on-the-edge world of NASCAR. In NASCAR Heat 2002, players choose between beat the heat, race the pro, head-to-head, championship, and single-race modes. Single-race and championship modes put gamers in the seat of powerful stock cars as they try to best the stars of NASCAR on just one track, or on the tracks of the entire 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup season. More than 36 all-new beat the heat racing scenarios, introduced by drivers like Jeff Gordon, give players the feeling of a one-on-one experience with the heroes of NASCAR, as they are forced to make split-second decisions and develop the same skills required by real NASCAR drivers. In race the pro mode, players try to outrun top drivers in the sport by racing against phantom cars driven by real NASCAR Winston Cup drivers. Head-to-head mode allows two fans to race against each other to see who the best driver really is. The game features normal and expert difficulty levels, state-of-the-art car modeling, and realistic car damage in the form of dents, scratches, sparks, and collisions.