NASCAR Racing 1
The original NASCAR Racing was one of the most detailed racing games of the era. Gameplay can be customized to suite both amateur and hardcore fans, take your pick. If you play with automatic settings you can have a pleasant drive around the circuit, but if you turn off the driving aids, turn on damage and decide to set up your car manually, all hell breaks loose.
There are two play modes. The first is a single race mode where you can perfect your skills and find out the best car setups for all tracks (and there are quite a few). When you feel ready, you can enter the championship mode and race for the champion title. Before each race you can adjust various aspects of your car ranging from tires to suspension, fuel, aerodynamics and so on.
As a little bonus for the true NASCAR lovers, there is a special car paint shop in which you can design your car to your liking. The paint shop is very detailed and you can even import your own logos so it can provide quite a lot of fun. The rules and game tactics reflect those of real NASCAR so I won't go into details.
Even the graphics was ahead of its day featuring sharp 640x480 SVGA renditions of the cars and tracks.
All in all, Nascar Racing is one of the first detailed Nascar games and should be respected for that fact. It demonstrated the true potential of the genre.