Rec-room racers begin their journey to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series in NASCAR 08 as they develop skills and earn licenses and contracts. Gamers learn the tricks of the trade in The Chase mode where each challenge teaches players an element of NASCAR racing. After gamers complete their training, they must race well to earn contracts offers and upgrades for their car. As they compete, players will set their wheels down on 22 different tracks including Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Watkins Glenn, and Talladega. Online, gamers can enter live competitions with room for 16 racers.