NASCAR Racing 2013 Season, the first installment in the NASCAR Racing by NASCAR Media Group franchise, is a racing simulation video game developed and produced by NASCAR Media Group.


NASCAR Racing 2013 Season was announced on June 23, 2013. The announcement trailer showed some of the key aspects of the game such as "Rush" and "Resistance" along with a few of the cars and drivers that would be featured in the game. At the end of the trailer, a release date of October 17, 2013 was shown. To announce what drivers and tracks were going to be included in the game, each week, multiple drivers and tracks were released to the public through the game's website. The game modes were announced during an article that was also published on the official website.   

Game Modes

  • Single Race: Play a single race as any driver on any track with opitions fully customizable.
  • Season Play: Compete for a championship in any series with your own rules.
  • Career Paly: Fight your way to the top with your own driver.
  • Matchmaking: Compete in online single races or championships.
  • Racing Leagues: Compete in an official racing league.
  • Options: Customize the game to give yourslef the best experience.
  • Opponent Manager: Choose the drivers you want to take part in races.
  • Downloadable Content: Download new content for the game here.


  • Rush: Once a speed of at least 180 MPH is achieved, Rush will be activated. Rush gives a sense of speed to the player which does not affect the car at all.
  • Resistance: Used to slow down time during a crash. Though can only be used a certain amount of times during a race, can determine weather you win or lose.
  • Flashback: If you do get caught in a crash, Flashback will allow you to rewind to before the accident. However, you only get one Flashback per race.


2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Drivers

  • AJ Allmendinger
  • Aric Almoria
  • Marcos Ambrose
  • Greg Biffle
  • Dave Blaney
  • Clint Bowyer
  • Jeff Burton
  • Kurt Bush
  • Kyle Bush
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  • Carl Edwards
  • David Gilliland
  • Jeff Gordon
  • Denny Hamlin
  • Kevin Harvick
  • Timmy Hill
  • Jimmie Johnson
  • Kasey Kahne
  • Matt Kenseth
  • Brad Keselowski
  • Travis Kvapil
  • Bobby Labonte
  • Jason Leffler
  • Joey Logano
  • Jamie McMurray
  • Casey Mears
  • Paul Menard
  • Juan Pablo Montoya
  • Ryan Newman
  • Danica Patrick
  • David Ragan
  • Rickey Stenhouse, Jr.
  • Tony Stewart
  • David Stremme
  • Martin Truex, Jr.
  • Micheal Waltrip
  • Josh Wise

2013 Sprint Cup Paint Schemes

Nationwide Series Drivers

  • Aric Almoria
  • Justin Allgaier
  • A.J. Allmendinger
  • Marcos Ambrose
  • Tim Andrews
  • Michael Annet
  • Trevor Bayne
  • T.J. Bell
  • Ryan Balney
  • Mike Bliss
  • Alex Bowman
  • Jeb Burton
  • Chris Buscher
  • James Buscher
  • Kurt Busch
  • Kyle Busch
  • Bret Butler
  • Ken Butler
  • Landon Cassil
  • Jermeny Clements
  • Alex Danielsson
  • Jamie Dick
  • Austin Dillon
  • Ty Dillon
  • T.J. Duke III
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  • Jeffery Earnhardt
  • Danny Efland
  • Kyle Fowler


  • Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Auto Club Speedway
  • Bristol Motor Speedway
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Darlington Raceway
  • Daytona International Raceway
  • Dover International Speedway
  • Eldora Speedway
  • Homestead Miami Speedway
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Iowa Speedway
  • Kansas Motor Speedway
  • Kentucky Raceway
  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • Martinsville Speedway
  • Michigan International Speedway
  • Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway
  • Phinoex International Raceway
  • Pocono Raceway
  • Road America
  • Rochmond International Raceway
  • Rockingham Speedway
  • Sonoma Raceway
  • Talladega Superspeedway
  • Texas Motor Speedway
  • Walkins Glen International

^Fantasy Tracks

  • Stratford International Raceway
  • Rockstar Energy Raceway Park
  • Target Road Course
  • Target Oval


Current Generation Systems

For Current Generation Systems, (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) NASCAR Racing 2013 Season will feature all drivers and tracks. Current Generation Systems will have the Throttle Engine 1 being run while playing. For sound, Speedway Soundtrack will be enabled. However, Current Generation Systems will only allow for sixteen player matchmaking and will lack downloadable content such as new drivers and game modes.

Current Generation Limited Edition

The Current Generation Limited Edition, includes the NASCAR Racing 2013 Season Pass, an exclusive Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 car, and a 1:64 diecast car of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, Brad Keselowski. The Limited Edition will be available for seventy five dollars on launch day.

Next Generation Systems

For Next Generation Systems,  (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) NASCAR Racing 2013 Season will feature all listed drivers and tracks along with a few bonus fantasy tracks. In terms of graphics, NASCAR Racing 2013 Season will run on the Throttle Engine X. For sound players can either use Speedway Soundtrack X or Spectator Sound X. Next Generation Systems will support twenty player matchmaking and downloadable content throughout the season.

Next Generation Limited Edition

The Next Generation Limited Edition, includes the NASCAR Racing 2013 Season Pass, an exclusive Xbox One or PlayStation 4 car, a 1:24 diecast of 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Seires Champion, Brad Keselowski, code for NASCAR Racing 2014 Season BETA, and two tickets to any NASCAR Nationwide Series Race plus a discount for any Sprint Cup Series race. The Next Generation Limited Edition can be purchased for $129.99 on launch day.

Target Edition

The Target Edition is available for both current and next generation consoles. The Target Edition includes two exclusive Target tracks and three exclusive target cars.

Rockstar Energy Edition

The Rockstar Energy Editions is exclusively available on the Rockstar Energy website. The Rockstar Energy Editions includes one exclusive track and five exclusive cars. Also included is the Rockstar Energy Racing Series mod. Due to this, the Rockstar Energy Edition is only available on the PC.


^= Included only on Next Generation and PC Edition

^^= Included only as DLC

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