NASCAR Thunder 2003

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NASCAR Thunder 2003
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Developer(s) EA Sports, Budcat Creations
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA September 19, 2002
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods GameCube Controller, Game Boy Advance
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Get behind the wheel of the world's tightest, sleekest stock cars and get ready for an intense ride. NASCAR Thunder 2003 elevates the series to another level with deeper modes, new tracks, and a greater sense of speed. Experience life in the fast lane through 20 seasons of Career mode, in which you must compete for top sponsors, the best crew members, and the latest racing technology. All 23 Winston Cup tracks and the Daytona Beach road course can be raced with 14 tracks featuring both day and night racing. NASCAR Thunder 2003 brings the speed and precision of NASCAR to your fingertips.

Emulation Information


NASCAR Thunder 2003 has a native 16:9 display option, but it requires enabling it in its internal options and setting Dolphin's Aspect Ratio graphics setting to "Auto". Using the widescreen hack with this title is not recommended.


Missing Videos

Audio for cinematics will play, but no video will be output. This can be resolved by using XFB=Real. Refer issue 8194 and issue 8195. Fixed with Hybrid XFB in 5.0-5874.


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with NASCAR Thunder 2003 since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21148 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0 Windows Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 3.4 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6950 NASCAR Thunder 2003 HD Widescreen part1 Spartacus
4.0-5394 Windows 7 Intel Core i5 AMD Radeon HD 7850 Works fine in game at 60FPS, Cut-scenes and movies do not work correctly. PepsiWithCoke

Gameplay Videos