Car Listing FAQ PS2

NASCAR Thunder 2002 Car Listing FAQ for Playstation 2 - v1.4 (02/08/02)
Written by JayWag - http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/7603.html

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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I.   Introduction
II.  Unlocking Cars
III. The Cars
     a. Primary Cars (NASCAR Winston Cup)
     b. Secondary Cars (NASCAR Busch Grand National)
     c. Fantasy Cars
IV.  FAQ
V.   Closing

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I. Introduction

Hey!  I decided to write this FAQ after finding that there are about 100 cars
available for NASCAR Thunder 2002 on the Playstation 2.  If you have the PSOne
version of the game, there are no bonus cars, so this FAQ will not apply to
you.  If you want to e-mail me, go to my contributor recognition page (which is
linked at the top of this FAQ) and send messages to the e-mail found on that
page.

FAQ REVISION HISTORY
--------------------
v1.0 - 12/05/01:  Everything is new, as this is the first version of the FAQ.

v1.1 - 12/29/01:  I added Fantasy Driver Info, the order of unlocking
                  secondary cars, and the extra skins for Dale Jarrett.

v1.2 - 12/30/01:  I added info on the James Finch car and a few more cars you
                  unlock for each championship.  Hopefully, by the time my
                  vacation is over, I will have beaten career mode and have the
                  other 8 cars listed on how to unlock them.

v1.3 - 01/01/02:  Happy New Year!  I added the rest of the order to unlocking
                  Busch cars.  I also added a little FAQ on questions I've
                  been asked alot.

v1.4 - 02/08/02:  It's been a while since I last updated.  This should be the
                  last version of the FAQ.  I added two new fantasy cars,
                  including the NBC car.  I also fixed the order of unlocking
                  Busch Cars.

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II. Unlocking Cars

The primary cars (and their alternate skins) are available when you get the
game.

The secondary cars are unlocked in career mode.  For each championship you win,
you get two at a time.

The Secondary Cars You Can Unlock
---------------------------------
1st Championship:     Greg Biffle (60), Shane Hall (63)
2nd Championship:     Kevin Grubb (37), Randy LaJoie (7)
3rd Championship:     Jason Keller (57), Jamie McMurray (27)
4th Championship:     Chad Little (74), Michael Waltrip (99)
5th Championship:     Mike McLaughlin (18), Elton Sawyer (98)
6th Championship:     Mike Dillon (21), Jay Sauter (43)
7th Championship:     James Finch (1), Scott Wimmer (23)
8th Championship:     Jeff Green (10)
9th Championship:     Tony Raines (33)

NOTE:  Championships 7, 8, and 9 may vary for some people.

To unlock the fantasy cars, go to Create-A-Driver Mode and enter these first
and last names.  Skip the rest of the information and then hit start.

Dave Alpern          Buster Auton         Scott Brewer         Audrey Clark
Rick Edwards         Michelle Emser       Katrina Goode        Diane Grubb
Jim Hannigan         Troi Hayes           Crissy Hillsworth    Traci Hultzapple
Rick Humphrey        Kristi Jones         Joey Joulwan         Cheryl King
Mandy Misiak         Josh Neelon          Dave Nichols         Kitt Paint
Benny Parsons        Benny Parsons2       Ken Patterson        Dick Paysor
Tom Renedo           Sasha Soares         Chuch Spicer         Daryl Wolfe

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III.a. Primary Cars (NASCAR Winston Cup)

JOHN ANDRETTI
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Car #:      43
Sponsor:    Cheerios
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Team:       Petty Enterprises
Hometown:   Indianapolis, IN
Birthdate:  March 12, 1963
Alt. Skins: Hamburger Helper, Honeynut Cheerios, Pop Secret

CASEY ATWOOD
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Car #:      19
Sponsor:    Dodge Dealers
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Team:       Evernham Motorsports
Hometown:   Nashville, TN
Birthdate:  August 25, 1980

JOHNNY BENSON
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Car #:      10
Sponsor:    Valvoline
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Team:       MBV Motorsports
Hometown:   Grand Rapids, MI
Birthdate:  June 27, 1963
Alt. Skins: Eagle One, Maxlife

JEFF BURTON
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Car #:      99
Sponsor:    Citgo
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       Roush Racing
Hometown:   South Boston, VA
Birthdate:  June 29, 1967

WARD BURTON
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Car #:      22
Sponsor:    Caterpillar
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Team:       Bill Davis Racing
Hometown:   South Boston, VA
Birthdate:  October 25, 1961
Alt. Skins: CAT Tracks, Wildlife Foundation

KURT BUSCH
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Car #:      97
Sponsor:    Sharpie
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       Roush Racing
Hometown:   Las Vegas, NV
Birthdate:  August 4, 1978

DALE EARNHARDT, JR.
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Car #:      8
Sponsor:    (No Sponsor)
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Hometown:   Mooresville, NC
Birthdate:  October 10, 1974

BILL ELLIOTT
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Car #:      9
Sponsor:    Dodge Dealers
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Team:       Evernham Motorsports
Hometown:   Dawsonville, GA
Birthdate:  October 8, 1955

JEFF GORDON
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Car #:      24
Sponsor:    DuPont Automotive Finishes
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Hendrick Motorsports
Hometown:   Vallejo, CA
Birthdate:  August 4, 1971
Alt. Skins: Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny)

JEFF GREEN
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Car #:      30
Sponsor:    America Online
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Richard Childress Racing
Hometown:   Owensboro, KY
Birthdate:  September 6, 1962
Alt. Skins: Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck)

BOBBY HAMILTON
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Car #:      55
Sponsor:    Square D
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Andy Petree Racing
Hometown:   Nashville, TN
Birthdate:  May 29, 1957
Alt. Skins: Lightning, Looney Tunes (Marvin The Martian)

KEVIN HARVICK
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Car #:      29
Sponsor:    GM Goodwrench Service Plus
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Richard Childress Racing
Hometown:   Bakersfield, CA
Birthdate:  December 8, 1975
Alt. Skins: AOL, Looney Tunes (Taz)

DALE JARRETT
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Car #:      88
Sponsor:    UPS
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       Robert Yates Racing
Hometown:   Conover, NC
Birthdate:  November 26, 1956
Alt. Skins: UPS Flames

MATT KENSETH
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Car #:      17
Sponsor:    DeWalt Tools
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       Roush Racing
Hometown:   Cambridge, WI
Birthdate:  March 10, 1972

BOBBY LABONTE
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Car #:      18
Sponsor:    Interstate Batteries
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Team:       Joe Gibbs Racing
Hometown:   Corpus Christi, TX
Birthdate:  May 8, 1964
Alt Skins:  Circuit City, Coca Cola Bears, Frankenstein, Jurassic Park 3, MBNA,
            MLB All Star Game, NASCAR Racers, Small Soldiers

TERRY LABONTE
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Car #:      5
Sponsor:    Kellogg's
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Hendrick Motorsports
Hometown:   Corpus Christi, TX
Birthdate:  November 16, 1956
Alt. Skins: Honey Frosted Mini-Wheats, Looney Tunes (Road Runner & Wylie Coyote)

JASON LEFFLER
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Car #:      01
Sponsor:    Cingular
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Team:       Chip Ganassi Racing
Hometown:   Long Beach, CA
Birthdate:  September 16, 1975

KEVIN LEPAGE
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Car #:      4
Sponsor:    Kodak MAX Film
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Morgan-McClure Motorsports
Hometown:   Shelburne, VT
Birthdate:  June 26, 1962

STERLING MARLIN
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Car #:      40
Sponsor:    (No Sponsor)
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Team:       Chip Ganassi Racing
Hometown:   Franklin, TN
Birthdate:  June 30, 1957
Alt. Skins: Brooks & Dunn

MARK MARTIN
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Car #:      6
Sponsor:    (No Sponsor)
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       Roush Racing
Hometown:   Batesville, AR
Birthdate:  January 9, 1959

JEREMY MAYFIELD
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Car #:      12
Sponsor:    Mobil 1
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       Penske Racing
Hometown:   Owensboro, KY
Birthdate:  May 27, 1969
Alt. Skins: Sony Vega

JERRY NADEAU
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Car #:      25
Sponsor:    UAW-Delphi
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Hendrick Motorsports
Hometown:   Danbury, CT
Birthdate:  September 9, 1970

JOE NEMECHEK
------------
Car #:      33
Sponsor:    Oakwood Homes
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Andy Petree Racing
Hometown:   Lakeland, FL
Birthdate:  September 26, 1963

RYAN NEWMAN
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Car #:      02
Sponsor:    Alltel
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       Penske Racing South
Hometown:   South Bend, IN
Birthdate:  December 8, 1977

STEVE PARK
----------
Car #:      1
Sponsor:    Pennzoil
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Hometown:   East Northport, NY
Birthdate:  August 23, 1967.

KYLE PETTY
----------
Car #:      45
Sponsor:    Sprint
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Team:       Petty Enterprises
Hometown:   Randleman, NC
Birthdate:  Jun 2, 1960
Alt. Skins: Charity Ride

RICHARD PETTY
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Car #:      43
Sponsor:    STP
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Team:       Petty Enterprises
Hometown:   Level Cross, NC
Birthdate:  July 2, 1937

RICKY RUDD
----------
Car #:      28
Sponsor:    Texaco/Havoline
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       Robert Rates Racing
Hometown:   Chesapeake, VA
Birthdate:  September 12, 1956
Alt. Skins: Need for Speed

ELLIOTT SADLER
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Car #:      21
Sponsor:    Motorcraft
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       Wood Brothers Racing
Hometown:   Emporia, VA
Birthdate:  April 30, 1975

KEN SCHRADER
------------
Car #:      36
Sponsor:    M&M's
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Team:       MB2 Motorsports
Hometown:   Fenton, MO
Birthdate:  May 29, 1955
Alt. Skins: Halloween, USA/Flag

MIKE SKINNER
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Car #:      31
Sponsor:    Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouses
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Richard Childress Racing
Hometown:   Daytona Beach, FL
Birthdate:  June 28, 1957
Alt. Skins: Looney Tunes (Yosemite Sam), Top Choice Lumber

JIMMY SPENCER
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Car #:      26
Sponsor:    KMart
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       Haas/Carter Motorsports
Hometown:   Berwick, PA
Birthdate:  February 15, 1957

TONY STEWART
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Car #:      20
Sponsor:    Home Depot
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Team:       Joe Gibbs Racing
Hometown:   Rushville, IN
Birthdate:  May 20, 1971
Alt. Skins: Coca Cola Polar Bears, Habitat for Humanity, Jurassic Park 3, Kid's
            Workshop

KENNY WALLACE
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Car #:      27
Sponsor:    Duke's Mayonnaise/Sauer's
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Team:       Eel River Racing
Hometown:   St. Louis, MO
Birthdate:  August 23, 1963
Alt. Skins: Eel River Racing (Unsponsored - White)

RUSTY WALLACE
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Car #:      2
Sponsor:    (No Sponsor)
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       Penske Racing South, Inc.
Hometown:   St. Louis, MO
Birthdate:  August 14, 1956

MICHAEL WALTRIP
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Car #:      15
Sponsor:    NAPA Auto Parts
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Hometown:   Owensboro, KY
Birthdate:  April 30, 1963

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III.b. Secondary Cars (NASCAR Busch Grand National)

GREG BIFFLE
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Car #:      60
Sponsor:    Grainger
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       Roush Racing
Hometown:   Vancouver, WA
Birthdate:  December 23, 1969

MIKE DILLON
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Car #:      21
Sponsor:    Rockwell Automation
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Richard Childress Racing
Hometown:   Lexington, NC
Birthdate:  February 1, 1966

JAMES FINCH
-----------
Car #:      1
Sponsor:    Yellow
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Phoenix Racing
Hometown:   Panama City, FL
Birthdate:  June 6, 1950

JEFF GREEN
----------
Car #:      10
Sponsor:    Nesquik
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       PPC Racing
Hometown:   Owensboro, KY
Birthdate:  September 6, 1962

KEVIN GRUBB
-----------
Car #:     37
Sponsor:   
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Brewco Motorsports
Hometown:   Mechanicsville, VA
Birthdate:  April 19, 1978

SHANE HALL
----------
Car #:      63
Sponsor:    Lance Snacks
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       Hensley Racing
Hometown:   Greenville, SC
Birthdate:  August 25, 1969

JASON KELLER
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Car #:      57
Sponsor:    Albertson's
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       PPC Racing
Hometown:   Greenville, SC
Birthdate:  April 23, 1970

RANDY LAJOIE
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Car #:      7
Sponsor:    Kleenex
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Team:       Herzog Motorsports
Hometown:   Norwalk, CT
Birthdate:  August 28, 1961

CHAD LITTLE
-----------
Car #:      74
Sponsor:    Staff America
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       BACE Motorsports
Hometown:   Spokane, WA
Birthdate:  April 23, 1963

MIKE MCLAUGHLIN
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Car #:      18
Sponsor:    MBNA
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Team:       Joe Gibbs Racing
Hometown:   Waterloo, NY
Birthdate:  October 6, 1956

JAMIE MCMURRAY
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Car #:      27
Sponsor:    Williams Travel Centers
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Brewco Motorsports
Hometown:   Joplin, MO
Birthdate:  June 3, 1976

TONY RAINES
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Car #:      33
Sponsor:    Alka-Seltzer
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       BACE Motorsports
Hometown:   LaPorte, IN
Birthdate:  April 14, 1964

JAY SAUTER
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Car #:      43
Sponsor:    Quality Farm & Country
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Curb-Agajanian Racing
Hometown:   West Salem, MI
Birthdate:  June 22, 1962

ELTON SAWYER
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Car #:      98
Sponsor:    Hot Tamales
Make:       Ford Taurus
Team:       Akins Motorsports
Hometown:   Chesapeake, VA
Birthdate:  November 5, 1959

MICHAEL WALTRIP
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Car #:      99
Sponsor:    Aarons
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Team:       Michael Waltrip Racing
Hometown:   Owensboro, KY
Birthdate:  April 30, 1963

SCOTT WIMMER
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Car #:      23
Sponsor:    JaniKing
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Team:       Bill Davis Racing
Hometown:   Wausau, WI
Birthdate:  January 26, 1976

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III.c. Fantasy Cars

DAVE ALPERN
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Car #:      139
Sponsor:    Nikon
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Hometown:   Pawtucket, RI
Birthdate:  June 5, 1969

BUSTER AUTON
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Car #:      *131* (This car is not assigned a number in the driver select
            screen, but is scored as this number.)
Sponsor:    
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Hometown:   Clarence, NY
Birthdate:  June 21, 1968

SCOTT BREWER
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Car #:      123
Sponsor:    Ford
Make:       Ford Taurus
Hometown:   Las Vegas, NV
Birthdate:  January 24, 1964

AUDREY CLARK
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Car #:      105
Sponsor:    Chevrolet
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Hometown:   Chicago, IL
Birthdate:  December 22, 1970

RICK EDWARDS
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Car #:      107
Sponsor:    Pontiac
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Hometown:   Grainville, MA
Birthdate:  March 31, 1974

MICHELLE EMSER
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Car #:      147
Sponsor:    76
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Hometown:   Orlando, FL
Birthdate:  July 23, 1971

KATRINA GOODE
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Car #:      117
Sponsor:    NASCAR Thunder 2002
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Hometown:   Daytona, FL
Birthdate:  February 12, 1959

DIANE GRUBB
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Car #:      125
Sponsor:    Motorola
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Hometown:   San Jose, CA
Birthdate:  June 4, 1971

JIM HANNIGAN
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Car #:      109
Sponsor:    Dodge
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Hometown:   Venice, CA
Birthdate:  April 2, 1950

TROI HAYES
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Car #:      199
Sponsor:    Tiburon/Electronic Arts
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Hometown:   Chicago, IL
Birthdate:  June 4, 1973

CRISSY HILLSWORTH
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Car #:      101
Sponsor:    EA Sports
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Hometown:   Hammond, WI
Birthdate:  February 2, 1974

TRACI HULTZAPPLE
----------------
Car #:      119
Sponsor:    Dura Lube
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Hometown:   Orlando, FL
Birthdate:  March 25, 1975

RICK HUMPHREY
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Car #:      137
Sponsor:    Outback Steak House
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Hometown:   Dallas, TX
Birthdate:  April 23, 1978

KRISTI JONES
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Car #:      113
Sponsor:    Maxell
Make:       Ford Taurus
Hometown:   Coral Springs, FL
Birthdate:  August 13, 1971

JOEY JOULWAN
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Car #:      127
Sponsor:    Food Lion
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Hometown:   Salt Lake City, UT
Birthdate:  December 6, 1966

CHERYL KING
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Car #:      143
Sponsor:    MAC Tools
Make:       Ford Taurus
Hometown:   Norman, OK
Birthdate:  June 30, 1974

MANDY MISIAK
------------
Car #:      149
Sponsor:    Western Auto Parts
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Hometown:   Houston, TX
Birthdate:  August 15, 1961

JOSH NEELON
-----------
Car #:      135
Sponsor:    CarQuest Auto Parts
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Hometown:   Clearance, NY
Birthdate:  June 21, 1968

DAVE NICHOLS
------------
Car #:      129
Sponsor:    NASCAR Thunder 2002
Make:       Dodge Intrepid R/T
Hometown:   Anniston, AL
Birthdate:  May 23, 1978

KITT PAINT
----------
Car #:      *165* (This car is not assigned a number in the driver select
            screen, but is scored as this number.)
Sponsor:    (No Sponsor)
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Hometown:   New Orleans, LA
Birthdate:  June 11, 1973

BENNY PARSONS
-------------
Car #:      *50* (This car is not assigned a number in the driver select
            screen, but is scored as this number.)
Sponsor:    TNT Sports
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Team:       TNT Sports
Hometown:   Ellerbe, NC
Birthdate:  July 12, 1941

BENNY PARSONS
-------------
Car #:      *136* (This car is not assigned a number in the driver select
            screen, but is scored as this number.)
Sponsor:    NBC Sports
Make:       Pontiac Grand Prix
Team:       NBC Sports
Hometown:   Ellerbe, NC
Birthdate:  July 12, 1941

KEN PATTERSON
-------------
Car #:      133
Sponsor:    MRN
Make:       Ford Taurus
Hometown:   Los Angeles, CA
Birthdate:  November 2, 1975

DICK PAYSOR
-----------
Car #:      103
Sponsor:    Maxell
Make:       Ford Taurus
Hometown:   Birmingham, AL
Birthdate:  August 12, 1977

TOM RENEDO
----------
Car #:      151
Sponsor:    EA Games
Make:       Ford Taurus
Hometown:   Oklahoma City, OK
Birthdate:  May 30, 1972

SASHA SOARES
------------
Car #:      115
Sponsor:    Outback Steak House
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Hometown:   Seattle, WA
Birthdate:  June 16, 1975

CHUCK SPICER
------------
Car #:      145
Sponsor:    MAC Tools
Make:       Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Hometown:   Frewsburg, NY
Birthdate:  November 30, 1976

DARYL WOLFE
-----------
Car #:      141
Sponsor:    EA.com
Make:       Ford Taurus
Hometown:   New York, NY
Birthdate:  July 7, 1972

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IV. FAQ

These are questions that have been e-mailed to me alot, so I'll them here to
save both of us some time.

Q.  How do you unlock Dale Earnhardt's car?
A.  You can't.  EA Sports left him out of the game at the request of Theresa
    Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Inc., and Richard Childress Racing.

Q.  Why are the driver names on the car instead of the sponsor for Rusty, Dale
    Jr., Sterling Marlin, and Mark Martin?
A.  EA is not allowed to put in the brand names of alcoholic beverages, which
    is what the sponsors of Rusty Wallace (Miller), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Bud),
    and Sterling Marlin (Coors) are.  Mark Martin's real life sponsor,
    Pfizer/Viagra, is a drug, which are also not allowed in the game.  One of
    the beta versions, or at least the one Prima had, had Pfizer on the
    quarterpanels in a screen shot, but it was removed before the final
    version.

Q.  How do you unlock the NBC Sports Car?  The name 'Benny Parsons' unlocks the
    TNT Sports Car.
A.  Enter the name 'Benny Parsons2', Benny being the first name and 'Parsons2'
    being the last.

Have a question about the game?  E-Mail me at the address found on my
contributor recognition page, which is linked at the top of this FAQ.

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V.  Closing

Sites Allowed to Use This FAQ
-----------------------------
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If you see this anywhere else, please e-mail me with the web site which has it.

Credit goes to Prima, as some of the information in this FAQ came from their
strategy guide.

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