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NASCAR Racing 2013 Season, the first installment in the NASCAR Racing 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 yourself 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

Complete schedule

Manufacturer Team No. Race Driver Crew Chief
Chevrolet Earnhardt Ganassi Racing 1 Jamie McMurray[3] Kevin Manion
42 Juan Pablo Montoya[4] Chris Heroy
Furniture Row Racing 78 Kurt Busch[5] Todd Berrier[6]
Hendrick Motorsports 5 Kasey Kahne[7] Kenny Francis
24 Jeff Gordon[8] Alan Gustafson[9]
48 Jimmie Johnson[10] Chad Knaus[9]
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.[11] Steve Letarte
Phoenix Racing 51 Regan Smith 6[12] Nick Harrison 30

Jimmy Elledge 6[13]

A. J. Allmendinger 9
Austin Dillon 4[14]
Bobby Labonte 1[15]
Jacques Villeneuve 1[15]
Owen Kelly 1
Brendan Gaughan 1
Ryan Truex 3
Mike Bliss 1
Justin Allgaier 4
Michael McDowell 1
Kyle Larson 4[16]
Richard Childress Racing 27 Paul Menard[17] Slugger Labbe
29 Kevin Harvick[18] Gil Martin
31 Jeff Burton[19] Luke Lambert 34[20]

Ernie Cope 1
Matt McCall 1

33 Austin Dillon 5[21] Scott Naset 6

Ryan Wellman 4
John Rahlf 23
Shane Wilson 1
Mike Abner 2

Brian Scott 1[22]
Circle Sport Landon Cassill 21[23]
Ron Fellows 2
Tony Raines 7
Stewart-Haas Racing 10 Danica Patrick (R)[24] Tony Gibson
14 Tony Stewart 21[25] Steve Addington 35

Greg Zipadelli 1

Max Papis 1[26]
Austin Dillon 2[27]
Mark Martin 12[28]
39 Ryan Newman[29] Matt Borland
Tommy Baldwin Racing 7[30] Dave Blaney 35[30] Tommy Baldwin Jr.
Justin Marks 1
36 J. J. Yeley 34[31] Joe Lax[32]
Victor Gonzalez Jr. 2[33]
Ford FAS Lane Racing 32 Terry Labonte 5 Frank Stoddard
Ken Schrader 10[34]
Timmy Hill (R) 19[35]
Boris Said 2
Front Row Motorsports[36] 34 David Ragan[36] Jay Guy
35[37] Josh Wise 35[36] Steve Lane 5[38]

Derrick Finley 9
Todd Anderson 22

Michael McDowell 1
38 David Gilliland[36] Frank Kerr[38]
Germain Racing 13 Casey Mears[39] Bootie Barker
Penske Racing[40] 2 Brad Keselowski[41] Paul Wolfe 34[41]

Kevin Buskirk 2

22 Joey Logano[42] Todd Gordon 34[43]

Steve Reis 2

Richard Petty Motorsports[44] 9 Marcos Ambrose[45] Drew Blickensderfer[20]
431 Aric Almirola[45] Todd Parrott 31

Sammy Johns 1
Greg Ebert 4

Roush Fenway Racing 16 Greg Biffle[46] Matt Puccia[47]
17[48] Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (R)[49] Scott Graves[50]
99 Carl Edwards[51] Jimmy Fennig[50]
Toyota BK Racing 83 David Reutimann[52] Pat Tryson 19[52]

Doug Richert 17

93 Travis Kvapil Todd Anderson 11

Mike Ford 5
Dale Ferguson 20

Joe Gibbs Racing[53] 11 Denny Hamlin 32[54] Darian Grubb
Mark Martin 1[55]
Brian Vickers 3
18 Kyle Busch[56] Dave Rogers
20 Matt Kenseth[57] Jason Ratcliff 35[58]

Wally Brown 1

JTG Daugherty Racing[53] 47 Bobby Labonte 27 Brian Burns[59]
A. J. Allmendinger 9
Michael Waltrip Racing[53] 15 Clint Bowyer[60] Brian Pattie
55 Mark Martin 15[61] Rodney Childers 24[62]

Scott Miller 12

Brian Vickers 14[63]
Michael Waltrip 3[61]
Elliott Sadler 4
56 Martin Truex Jr.[64] Chad Johnston
NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing[65] 87 Joe Nemechek 34 Scott Eggleston
Tomy Drissi 2
Swan Racing[66] 30[67] Michael Waltrip 1[68] Tony Eury Jr. 8[69]

Steve Lane 28

David Stremme 25[66]
Cole Whitt 7
Kevin Swindell 1
Parker Kligerman 2

Limited schedule

Manufacturer Team No. Race Driver Crew Chief Round(s)
Chevrolet Circle Sport 40 Landon Cassill John Rahlf 2

Mike Abner 14

Tony Raines 4
Max Q Motorsports 37 J. J. Yeley James Parrott 1
Ford Go Green Racing 52 Paulie Harraka Ben Leslie 1
Leavine Family Racing 95 Scott Speed[70] Wally Rogers 14
Reed Sorenson 6
Scott Riggs 1
Blake Koch 1
Penske Racing 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Greg Erwin 2
Phil Parsons Racing 98 Michael McDowell[71] Gene Nead 31
Johnny Sauter 2
Wood Brothers Racing 21 Trevor Bayne[72] Donnie Wingo[73] 12
Xxxtreme Motorsport 44 Scott Riggs Tony Furr 5

Walter Giles 4

Toyota Brian Keselowski Motorsports

Hamilton Means Racing[74]

52 Brian Keselowski Bob Keselowski 1

Ben Leslie 3

Morgan Shepherd 1
Humphrey Smith Racing 19 Mike Bliss Peter Sospenzo 18
Jason Leffler 1
Alex Kennedy 3
Scott Riggs 1
Joe Gibbs Racing 81 Elliott Sadler Chris Gayle 2

*Oraginzed based on the chart that can be found here

2013 Sprint Cup Paint Schemes

2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series Drivers

Complete schedule

Team Manufacturer No. Race Driver Crew Chief
Go Green Racing Ford 79[2] Jeffrey Earnhardt (R)16[3] Mark Durgin

Ben Leslie

Paulie Harraka1
Joey Gase2
Kyle Fowler7
Bryan Silas6
Maryeve Dufault1
T. J. Duke1
Harmon-Novak Racing Dodge13


74 Mike Harmon9 Dave Fuge Jr.

Gregg Mixon
Carl Long
Dave Goulet
Mike Harmon

Kevin Lepage6
Juan Carlos Blum (R)4
Danny Efland2
Kevin O'Connell2
Carl Long10
JD Motorsports Chevrolet 01 Mike Wallace[4] Marc Browning[5]

Johnny Davis
Dave Fuge

4 Danny Efland2 [6] Dave Smith[5]

Johnny Davis
Kertus Davis
Marc Browning
Patrick Magee
Carl Harr
Clinton Cram

Daryl Harr6
Landon Cassill23
Kevin Lepage2
Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 51 Jeremy Clements31 Nick Harrison

Ricky Pearson
Eddie Pearson

Ryan Sieg2
Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 11 Elliott Sadler[7] Chris Gayle[8]
20 Brian Vickers[9]30 Kevin Kidd[10]
Denny Hamlin1
Drew Herring2
54 Kyle Busch26[11] Adam Stevens
Joey Coulter2
Drew Herring3
Owen Kelly2
JR Motorsports Chevrolet 5 Kasey Kahne11[12] Mike Bumgarner[13]
Jimmie Johnson1[14]
Brad Sweet17[12]
Jeffrey Earnhardt (R)1
Johnny O'Connell1
Ron Fellows1
Jamie McMurray1
7 Regan Smith[15] Greg Ives
Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 77 Parker Kligerman[16] Eric Phillips[17]
ML Motorsports Chevrolet 70 Johanna Long20[18] Mark Gutekunst
NEMCO-JRR[19] Derrike Cope1 Mark Gutekunst

Jay Robinson

Toyota Brad Teague3
Tony Raines7
Jeff Green1
Tomy Drissi1
87 Joe Nemechek28 Steven Gray
Kevin Lepage1
Travis Sauter1
Team Kelley Racing Chevrolet Kyle Kelley3
Penske Racing Ford 12 Sam Hornish Jr.[20] Greg Erwin[21]
22 Brad Keselowski15[22] Jeremy Bullins[23]
Joey Logano14
Ryan Blaney2
A. J. Allmendinger2
RAB Racing Toyota 99 Alex Bowman (R)32[24] Chris Rice
Blake Koch1
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 2 Brian Scott[25] Phil Gould[25]
3 Austin Dillon[26] Danny Stockman[27]
33 Tony Stewart1[28] Ernie Cope

Nick Harrison[29]

Kevin Harvick10[30]
Ty Dillon9[30]
Dakoda Armstrong1
Max Papis3
Paul Menard4
Matt Crafton3
Ryan Gifford1
Brendan Gaughan1
Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 43 Michael Annett25[31] Philippe Lopez
Aric Almirola1
Reed Sorenson7
R3 Motorsports

Rick Ware Racing



23 Robert Richardson Jr.14 Sterling Laughlin

George Church
Walter Giles
Ben Leslie
Tony Eury, Sr.

Harrison Rhodes7
Carl Long1
Scott Riggs1
Stanton Barrett2
Richard Harriman1
Anthony Gandon2
Juan Carlos Blum1
Donnie Neuenberger1
Jennifer Jo Cobb1
Timmy Hill2
Roush Fenway Racing Ford 6 Trevor Bayne[32] Mike Kelley

Seth Barbour

60 Travis Pastrana[33] Chad Norris
SR² Motorsports[34] Toyota 24 Blake Koch10[35] Benny Gordon

Chris Wright
John Monsam
Bobby Burrell

Jason White4
Bryan Silas1
Ken Butler III6
Derek White2
Brett Butler3
Alex Kennedy1
Ryan Ellis5
Kelly Admiraal1
The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 40 Reed Sorenson20[36] Curtis Key, Sr.

Gary Showalter[36]

Josh Wise7
T. J. Bell6
TriStar Motorsports Toyota 14 Eric McClure27[37] John Monsam

Todd Myers

Jeff Green6
19 Mike Bliss32 Paul Clapprood
Dakoda Armstrong1
44 Hal Martin (R)12[38] Greg Conner

Randy Cox

Cole Whitt14
Chad Hackenbracht7
Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. (R)[39] Chris Carrier[40]

Pat Tryson

31 Justin Allgaier[41] Scott Zipadelli[42]
32 Kyle Larson (R)[43] Trent Owens

Limited schedule

Team Manufacturer No. Race Driver Crew Chief Rounds
Biagi-DenBeste Racing Ford 98 Kevin Swindell (R)[45] Jon Hanson 15
Creation-Cope Racing Chevrolet 73 Derrike Cope Jacob Richardson 4
Alx Danielsson 1
Deware Racing Group Ford 86 Tim Cowen Larry Balsitis 1
Chevrolet Kevin Lepage 1
Ricky Erghott Rick Markle 1
DGM Racing Chevrolet 90 Martin Roy Mario Gosselin 1
Gerhart Racing Chevrolet 85 Bobby Gerhart Billy Gerhart

Mark Skibo

Hamilton Means Racing Toyota


52 Joey Gase[46] Timothy Brown 25
Derek Thorn 1
Donnie Neuenberger 1
Kevin Lepage 1
Tim Schendel 1
Ryan Ellis 1
Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 18 Matt Kenseth[47] Matt Lucas[47] 16
Michael McDowell 2
Drew Herring 1
Joey Coulter 1
JR Motorsports Chevrolet 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Ryan Pemberton

Steve Letarte

KH Motorsports Ford 92 Dexter Stacey (R)[48] George Ingram 21
Tim Andrews 2
Leavine Family Racing Ford 95 Reed Sorenson Wally Rogers 1
MAKE Motorsports Chevrolet 50 Danny Efland Perry Mitchell 6
NDS Motorsports Dodge 53 Andrew Ranger Zach D'Ambra

Michael Sibley

Penske Racing Ford 48 Joey Logano Kevin Buskirk 1
Ryan Blaney 1
Brad Keselowski 1
Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 1 Kurt Busch Nick Harrison 3
RAB Racing Toyota 29 Kenny Wallace Robby Benton

Keith Hinkein

Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21 Brendan Gaughan Shane Wilson

Marcus Richmond

Dakoda Armstrong[49] 4
Kevin Harvick 1
Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 9 Marcos Ambrose Seth Barbour 1
Corey LaJoie Mike Shiplett 1
Rick Ware Racing Ford


15 Juan Carlos Blum (R) George Church

Sterling Laughlin
Stephen Steffy
Gordon Austin

Scott Riggs 1
Stanton Barrett 3
Carl Long 6
Chase Miller 2
Roush Fenway Racing Ford 16 Chris Buescher Seth Barbour

Robbie Reiser

Ryan Reed[50] 6
Billy Johnson 2
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 1
RSS Racing Chevrolet 39 Ryan Sieg Kevin Starland 2
Rusty Wallace Racing[51] Ford 66 Steve Wallace[51] Blake Bainbridge 1
Shepherd Racing Ventures Dodge


89 Morgan Shepherd[52] Lucas Bowman

Mike Malamphy
Claude Townsend

SR² Motorsports Toyota 00 Jason White[53] Jamie Lathrop

Newt Moore[54]
Kevin Eagle
J.C. Hall

Blake Koch 18
Bryan Silas 1
Ken Butler III 2
David Green 1
Brett Butler 1
Michael McDowell 5
27 Kevin Eagle
Jason White 1
SunEnergy1 Racing Toyota 75 Kenny Habul Bryan Berry

Matt Lucas


Tommy Baldwin Racing

Chevrolet 8 Scott Lagasse Jr.[55] Brad Parrott 3
Ryan Preece Zach McGowan 1
The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 42 Josh Wise Curtis Key, Sr.

Mike Sroufe

J. J. Yeley 6
T. J. Bell 5
Chase Miller Steven Maynard

Mike Sroufe
Derek Seyerle

J. J. Yeley David Jones 11
T. J. Bell 1
Dexter Stacey (R) 1
Matt DiBenedetto 1
Tim Schendel 1
Jason Bowles Derek Seyerle 2
47 Steven Maynard 2
Scott Riggs 2
TriStar Motorsports Toyota 10 Jeff Green Todd Myers

Greg Conner
Blake Climo
Larry Wilcox
Randy Cox

Chase Miller 3
Cole Whitt 1
Mike Bliss 1
Michael McDowell 1
91 Todd Myers 1
Chase Miller Blake Climo 1
Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet 34 Danica Patrick[56] Mike Greci 2
James Buescher Michael Shelton 4
Jeb Burton Mike Hillman Jr. 1
Venturini Motorsports[57] Toyota 25 John Wes Townley[58] Dan Deeringhoff 3
Vision Racing Toyota


17 Tanner Berryhill Dave Goulet

Benny Gordon

David Starr 1
Dodge 37 Matt DiBenedetto Dave Goulet

Benny Gordon
Adrian Berryhill

Tanner Berryhill 1
Viva Motorsports with Frank Cicci Chevrolet 55 Jamie Dick Jason Miller 17
David Starr 2
Young Racing Dodge 26 John Young Ed Ash 1

*Organized based on the chart that can be found here.


  • 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