- All-New Instant Rewind - Use your Skill Points for an Instant Rewind, a unique feature that allows you to rewind the action on the track and do it over.
- Four Authentic Racing Series - Battle a field of 43 drivers in the NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and Whelen Modified Series for a spot in the coveted NEXTEL Cup Series.
- Fight to the Top Mode - Become a superstar owner or driver by developing essential racing skills, increasing fan support, and competing against your biggest rivals in three racing series.
- Dominate Every Season - Compete each week in a fast-paced Season mode and see how you rate among the best drivers over the course of a full NASCAR season.
- Lightning Challenge - Hosted by Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip and brought to life with MRN's actual radio call, take on 40 new challenges and relive racing's greatest moments.
- NASCAR SpeedZone - Hone your driving skills and racing instincts—including passing, split-time challenges, drafting, and holding position—in challenging mini-games.
- Accumulate Skill Points - Earn coveted Skill Points each time you pass, block, draft, recover, or make a successful pit stop to help unlock in-game rewards.
- Race Head-to-Head - Race with up to four players simultaneously on the same track and challenge your fiercest rivals in Race Now, Season mode, and SpeedZone with Ad Hoc play.