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NASCAR Racing 2003 Season boxart

NR2003 Box Art for PC

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NASCAR Racing 2003 Season, or NR2003 for short, is a computer racing simulator released in February 2003 by Papyrus for PC and Mac OS X. The game was the last to be released by the company before EA Sports bought the NASCAR license exclusively from 2004-09. Source code for NR2003 was bought by David Kaemmer in 2004, and was turned into the paid online simulator iRacing. The game includes all of the 2003 NASCAR season tracks and many of the drivers. The game box features the cars of Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick on the front cover.

Although NR2003 is no longer for retail sale, and no longer officially supported as its designing and owning companies have become defunct, a thriving online community for the game still exists, and creates new paint schemes, mods, and other additions to the game to keep it up to date.

History/Timeline of NR2003Edit

February 13, 2003: NR2003 is released in North America.

February 21, 2003: NR2003 is released in Europe.

March 2004: NR2003 is pulled from shelves as Electronic Arts buys exclusive rights to NASCAR video games.

May 2004: Papyrus shuts down.

July 2004: David Kaemmer, co-founder of Papyrus, buys the source code of NR2003.

August 26, 2008: iRacing.com, based on NR2003's source code, is launched.

February 9, 2010: The first NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship, an official NASCAR-sanctioned virtual racing series run by iRacing, is begun. Richard Towler is the champion.

Janurary - Februray 2013: Gen6 Mod is released by Bullring. Most painters switch over and leave behind BR12.

To Do List:Edit

  • Create Pages on base game
  • Create pages on mods
  • Attract more users

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