NASCAR 2001 sports a new game engine that has enhanced the graphics, car physics, and artificial intelligence over previous installments in the series. There are over 18 tracks to race on, including the famous Daytona, as well as fantasy road courses. Choose to race as one of 30 top drivers, including Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, and Mark Martin. Computer-controlled opponents follow the tendencies of their real-world driver models. Players can create their own driver, and race through full or half seasons--or even multiple seasons in the game's career mode.