Experience authentic stock car racing drama in NASCAR Thunder 2003. The 800-hp, 200-mph action on the track is true to the spirit of the sport and the passion of the fans, with massive pileups, metal-twisting damage. From sponsorships to car setup to all-out racing action, build a legacy and become a legend in the deepest Career mode ever. If you can survive the door-to-door, three-wide racing season after season, then you're ready for NASCAR Thunder 2003.


  • Complete Control of Your Car - More realistic vehicle dynamics, including tire grip and wear, handling and suspension, and collision physics. Entry-level control gets you on the track while progressively challenging control delivers deeper simulation.

  • Unparalleled Garage Options - Configure your car for each race. More car setup options than ever including fender flares, rear spoiler angles, tire pressure, wedge, gearing, suspension, anti roll bar, and more.

  • More NASCAR Than Ever Before - Compete on six new infield Road Courses and one new Super Speedway, trade paint on all 23 NASCAR Winston Cup tracks, or go back to the '50s and take a spin on the Daytona Beach road course.

  • Intense NASCAR Action - Witness spectacular crashes where blown tires shred and sparks, dust, car fragments fly - avoid parts and other on-track debris or your damaged vehicle will be out of the race.

  • Motion-Captured NASCAR Pageantry - Feel the tension build with dramatic pre-race camera fly-bys, and experience the emotion of victory with driver celebrations, trophy moments, and fireworks.

  • Thunder Plates - Earn over 100 Thunder Plates to unlock cars, drivers and tracks as you prove your NASCAR expertise.

  • Quick Cautions and Pit Mistakes - Get real-time updates and TV-style recaps. Keep on top of your pit crew as their mistakes could cost you the race.

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Downward Spiral
Oct 30, 08 10:17pm
I played this maybe 1 hour. I got it pre-used from Blockbuster and tried it out. Lets just say I was bored. NASCARThunder2003
Happy Man
Mar 04, 05 3:57pm

My personal favorite part of the game is when the pit crew comment on you! Depending...

Dec 02, 04 11:12pm
added 10 new screenshots
Sep 11, 04 9:07am

This wonderfull 3d racer is the best around, have fun while you crash bash and hear...

Jan 11, 04 8:04pm

Everything in this game is very realistic, the graphics are good, and the...

Nov 28, 03 7:50am

By far the best "real" racer on the Gamecube, this game features almost all the 2002...

Nov 07, 03 6:35pm

this game has the best of any racing game that can be offered! this game has beautiful...

Aug 10, 03 6:23pm

There's a lot going for any race fan of NASCAR Winston Cup series in NASCAR Thunder...

Feb 18, 03 12:34pm
added 8 new screenshots
Dec 14, 02 9:16pm

I like the career mode. You can build your own team and race for the champioship and...

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Oct 16, 2002 (PC)
    • Sep 25, 2002 (PS2)
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