Might get wordy...Just a heads up. First would I recomend this to a friend? Yes and No.
No if you can get NTG2014, or you have a quick temper, and no if your not computer savy.
It appears that "they" fixed the issues in the new game, and therefor everything that follows is mute.
Now that brings me to the YES side...I know why they didn't patch this one. You would have no need for the new one. Fix the AI and you have in my opion the best Nascar game ever made. I've played them all from back in the PS one days.
It has taken me a bit too get this setup and working, but OMG have I been well rewarded. This game looks and plays great.(Accept for that dam AI). Oh yea i'm saying it's not totally broke and i'm playing it on a HP m6 laptop. A G27 steering wheel and a 24" HD monitor. This game looks and feels great. I'm running high and ultra graphics and staying above 25FPS. For the most part the game plays wicked good. You can work around the AI and challenge yourself. Cause I'll tell you what I have wanted to put my fist throught the monitor more than once because of the AI.
So to sum it up...If you can afford the NTG2014 just get it. I would but the VA isn't much on taking care of us right now.
Yes pick this up 1 if on sale
2 you have alot of paitence.
3 Love Nascar