The official web-site at NASCAR.com have posted an interesting article regarding computer-sim racing.
Calling it a game does not do it justice. It's a genuine simulation of the real thing -- minus the G-forces, the smell of burning rubber and the safety concerns. So true-to-life is the experience that many of NASCAR's top drivers find it a fun way to feed their competitive urges in their spare time.You can read the full article here.
Martin Truex Jr. has been a SIM racer for about a decade. In that time, he's made the transition from aspiring racer to Nextel Cup driver. Yet he still has a genuine appreciation for the accuracy of SIM racing.