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Gran Turismo Does NASCAR – Polyphony Digital At Texas Motor Speedway

Brian Dunn's Avatar Posted by Associate Product Marketing Manager

Hello, PlayStation.Blog readers. I’m here to talk about one of the new additions to Gran Turismo 5. Namely, NASCAR.

I’m sure all of you Gran Turismo fans out there remember that Gran Turismo 5 Prologue featured the Daytona oval and road course layouts. And with Gran Turismo 5’s announce trailer at E3 last year, you saw that NASCAR stock cars would be making their debut in Gran Turismo 5, adding yet another official race sanctioning body to the Gran Turismo lineup. Rest assured that Kazunori Yamauchi and the hard-working team at Polyphony Digital are putting as much attention to detail into recreating the NASCAR stock cars, tracks and experience as they do with every other element that goes into the Gran Turismo series.

In addition to visiting the racing team to photo shoot and sound-record their vehicles, Kazunori and crew visited their first NASCAR race at the Texas Motor Speedway last year to witness and experience the scale of a real NASCAR race, the intensity of the pit and the speed of the crews, not to mention the roar and excitement of the crowd. We had a film crew on hand to capture some of the action, and I’m happy to share this exciting new video here, giving a hint of what’s to come with NASCAR in Gran Turismo 5. Enjoy the video, and keep checking the blog and the official Gran Turismo website for the latest Gran Turismo 5 news!

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VerIoren said:

March 5th, 9:06 am

I cant wait for this game, the NASCAR addition sounds promising. I just hope it sees a release date sometime this year :)

Dangeresque92 said:

March 5th, 9:08 am

It kills me that they keep cutting away before we get to see if the wrecks are causing damage or not. Come-on polyphony! Are we gonna see bashed up NASCARs, or are they going to be magically invincible?

Genetic722 said:

March 5th, 9:11 am

I hope they have the entire field. Also a nascar career that matches up with a sole nascar game.

LordRevoltadoUS said:

March 5th, 9:14 am

I can’t hold this hype anymore! I need it NOW!

inkme1 said:

March 5th, 9:15 am


if for no other reason i will buy this for the nascar alone! gimme gimme gimme!!!!

BlooodyCow said:

March 5th, 9:16 am

I find this hilarious that this video has been on the web for a good 2 days now. If you are going to re-post this video, at least do it in HD

Myke-Myke said:

March 5th, 9:20 am

I want this game so bad… GT5 is gonna be huge! Whenever it releases!

Hopefully, it WILL release this year!!!

norm01 said:

March 5th, 9:23 am

Nothing short of PERFECT. Count me in as one who will be following NASCAR more because of it’s inclusion into my primary hobby- Playstation.

lcmnick said:

March 5th, 9:23 am

Is…is Kaz using a Canon camera?

He should really be using a Sony Alpha…

DeathSoldier11 said:

March 5th, 9:26 am

Is GT5 going to be released sometime this century?

SDkngsht said:

March 5th, 9:27 am

i’ve always wondered why they didn’t try their hand at a nascar game. man…in a few of those shots i couldn’t tell which were the game cars and what was actual footage.

no one does it like polyphony. i think they just turned GT5 into the best Nascar game out even though it’s only ONE PART of the entire experience.

lcmnick said:

March 5th, 9:27 am

Oh and btw, when are we going to see more WRC footage? It seems to have fallen off a cliff.

wu-stix said:

March 5th, 9:28 am

For the love of God, please give us a release date. This is my most anticipated game this year, probably because I have been anticipating it since before Prologue was released.

subwaydesign said:

March 5th, 9:50 am

NASCAR Fans, PLEASE help me out on this one. Just tell me why NASCAR is so great so I can get the hype too, instead of losing interest in GT5.

I never liked NASCAR, to me it’s only a bunch of cars running in circles for hours. Help me get out of that thought please.

dragonmagician said:

March 5th, 9:52 am

Release date at GDC? E3? GC? TGS?. I need a release date.

Tejalkaps said:

March 5th, 10:04 am

GT has always been awesome !! Keep up the good work !!

G-Force08 said:

March 5th, 10:05 am

I understand the reason that the game keeps getting held back. It takes a while to achieve perfection which this game is inching closer to.

I’m thrilled to see NASCAR in GT5 in such detail and realism. Sony does it again! Can’t wait until its release.

I wonder though, will there be different real NASCAR race tracks to choose from in game? I hope so.

shriyamendonza said:

March 5th, 10:08 am

This is so close to being perfect. I’ve been a huge fan since inception. This game super rocks !!

wbrinkman said:

March 5th, 10:12 am

Give a release date already

gta_4 said:

March 5th, 10:14 am

omg stop giving us trailers and screen shots, give us a release date

Wiscompton said:

March 5th, 10:21 am

DO NOT CARE…until a release date is announced. Hell, I’ll even take an announcement about an announcement of a potential release date at this point.

Oh yea -SHAKE & BAKE!

MLZ911 said:

March 5th, 10:22 am

so when is this game coming out? it feels like its been years since i first heard of it, oh wait it has!!!

IceCold said:

March 5th, 10:30 am

I’ll wait until next year if that means damage will
be in the game.

Strombole said:

March 5th, 10:31 am

I’m the magic man…. Abra Cadabra holmes! I’m confused by your tactics so Im just gonna stand here and act tough till I figure it out!

P.S. (whisper in your ear) Shake n bake

Aggie_CEO said:

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March 5th, 10:39 am


lostinplainsight said:

March 5th, 10:48 am

hey gran Turismo looks great and all but when are we going to see another omega boost that game was 7 shades of awesome.

ForgetfuI said:

March 5th, 10:53 am

Put in Prologue, come to the forums, and get racing. We’re only getting faster.

sleeperx8 said:

March 5th, 11:00 am

ahhh… as much as this gets me excited.. i can’t avoid the instinctual “ugh…” when i think of the delay trying to put in something new will do this game…

it’s like kazunori the groundhog has come out … saw the shadow of something else to put in, got excited, and now we have another year of delay…

Nightmare142 said:

March 5th, 11:06 am

This is what i like about Kazunori Yamauchi he just doesn’t tell someone to go out and take some pictures, he goes to the event himself and learn everything he can about this sport, and this it why Gran Turismo is #1

SpeedRacer1955 said:

March 5th, 11:19 am

Now with NASCAR changing the cars back to spoilers instead of wings will PD need to delay the game again to get the NASCAR experience perfect???

Niko_9 said:

March 5th, 11:43 am

I bought my ps3 since the release date only for this game. Give us a release date!!!

mamogamikos said:

March 5th, 11:44 am

Can we have F1 next?

jayrockslife said:

March 5th, 11:45 am

I can’t freakin wait for this. Finally a developer (since papyrus) that knows what they’re doing is taking care of the NASCAR racing.. even if its only a portion of Gran Turismo 5. I’ll buy this game strictly for Nascar and the other racing is just a huge bonus.

Did I mention that I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS GAME!?!?

Naquiel said:

March 5th, 11:54 am

Guys I know the release date. It is 2045. Do expect a change in release date once 2045 arrives though!

jqtaxpayer said:

March 5th, 12:00 pm

So did you still plan to release a game, or is Gran Turismo more of an “idea” now? It’s been half a decade, guys. This is just a joke now.

Blkant said:

March 5th, 12:05 pm

So are you guys ever going to actually release this game or what?

eaglefan129 said:

March 5th, 12:12 pm

Meh I really don’t like the gran Trusimo seris but since I’ve not heard anything about a Nascar 10 by EA this will have to be my closest to nascar.

polo155 said:

March 5th, 12:23 pm

what up Bri, yo im am the BIGGEST NASCAR Fan and Gran Turismo Sim Racing Fan as well and when i tell you that this game with this in it for me as well as many many other nascar fans, this is the Ultimate!! I do pray thast e have tire wear and fuel spendages (effecting nose weight as its spent causing looser conditions…

polo155 said:

March 5th, 12:30 pm

i agree with #3

polo155 said:

March 5th, 12:33 pm

at #14… i drive road courses and short tracks better than i do Datona or Tally but i love nascar from when i was young and i igured how hard can it be.. i dont win those tracks but fair 5 or 7th place, doing left turs like u put it is hard dude but the startgizing to get you a win is great too. i dont kno what else to tell you except to watch it and you’ll see.

Scodo_Thope said:

March 5th, 12:35 pm

Awesome! GT, Nascar and Texas = WIN !

polo155 said:

March 5th, 12:37 pm

@speedracer1955, i believe a patch will do it

SpeedRacer1955 said:

March 5th, 12:55 pm


I would hope so but each time they announce a delay they say that the game is ready just fixing things to make it “perfect”, or added new feature like MotoGP motorcycles etc… I was just being sarcastic. But being a fan of the series I purchased GT5P after the announced a potential release that Summer and it would not be long… Now even that seams farther behind us than it is in front of us. There has been no hard word on a release date. So flaming PD is all that is left to do until the game comes out!

cybershinigami87 said:

March 5th, 1:07 pm

The scary thing about Gran Turismo is that you can ignore the NASCAR part and still get a full experience. The game looks stunning and I’m impatiently waiting for a hard release date.

syk1288 said:

March 5th, 1:25 pm

Could you even tell which is the game and which is real without looking at the human characters in the game?

polo155 said:

March 5th, 2:15 pm

@speedracer1955… ahh i understand now, u r right i feel the same, its liike whenever somthing new for it is announced its likethey going to the drawing board for it (i dont mind) but if thats the case itll never come out because when its about to come out a new car will come out and oh no, a delay lol… they say they want the cover car to be the hottest car and that benz comes out like this month or may so anything after that would requier a new box-art so, if we hear no new box-art by may we kno itll be coming out hhehehe.. i hope. if it dont come out by may i will by RFactor and go back to my old racing league on the PC, Dust off my MOMO Wheel.

Kchow23 said:

March 5th, 2:17 pm

awesome can’t wait for GT5


March 5th, 2:18 pm

thank you for sopme new video i cannot wait for this already pre orderd can you maybe add a car for GT5 pre oredders like what u did with GT4 and GT Psp edition? and go #24 jeff gordon and DP

polo155 said:

March 5th, 2:20 pm

@winners circle, He shouldve took 4

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