NASCAR 09 is the twelfth installment of the EA Sports NASCAR series. It is developed by EA Tiburon and released on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on June 10, 2008. On 12 March 2008, EA announced Jeff Gordon as the cover athlete for NASCAR 09. Through the career mode, "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup", Gordon leads a mentoring program, a new feature offered in NASCAR 09.
In October 2007, Electronic Arts moved the PlayStation 2 game development to a new studio in North Carolina to be able to get better information with the NASCAR teams in an attempt to improve the game. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game were still made at the old studio.
Due to the development team using certain resources to work on key features in the game, no car manufacturers are present in this year's title.
- US June 10, 2008
- EU June 27, 2008
- JP N/A
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