NASCAR 09 convinces me that everyone's right when they say I can save gasoline by keeping my tires inflated properly. You've probably heard the same thing lately from Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger and the U.S. Department of Energy.
The NASCAR 09 experience gets a little closer than ever to mimicking the oval-driving sport, and this includes - no, I'm not kidding - keeping your tires properly inflated to the correct pressure.
In fact, you tune up your car, tinker with your horsepower, maintain your tires and sleek up the aerodynamics so that your gas guzzler rides faster, smoother and more fuel efficient.
You can play as any major driver on the circuit, from Dale Earnhardt Jr. and beyond. The host of the game is Jeff Gordon, who pops up from time to time to give you talking points.
NASCAR 09 is well done, but it is often dull, because like all NASCAR titles and NASCAR itself, you just drive around and around these tracks, always turning left, left, left.
Huh. Isn't that funny? Someone should tell those NASCAR Republicans we keep hearing about that they should be turning right, right, right.