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Cheats for NASCAR Thunder 2003

Glitch: CPU always goes into pit road:

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To accomplish this you must make a driver go out (not with a blown engine, but with ignition flames). Get on the left/right side of the car that is out. The side varies because they tend to swerve onto the side of the track that the pit road is on. Try to drive to the right and keep them on the track. They will stop if they are not on the track. Stop to the left or right of pit road. The driver that is ''out'' will try to pass you and turn to the left at the same time. If done correctly, the driver will enter pit road and after about fifteen seconds will return to the track. However, he will be lower on the track and enter pit road on every lap. Note: This will not happen if the driver is not in the correct pit road, or if you take more than thirty seconds. LAWRENCE DEPAOLI.

Hint: Pocono thunder challenge

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Press Start during the race. Go to the settings and set "Auto Brake" to "Off". Set "Stability Control" to "Limited". You will be able to catch your opponent. Try to stay off the wall; if you hit it too much you car will be gone. Cornholio8931.

Hint: The Big One lightning challenge:

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At the start of the challenge or a few seconds after, slow the car to 181 to 183 mph. Do not let the meter at the top of the screen transfer below 24th or you will be out of contention. When you feel that you have enough room between the cars that will wreck and yourself, accelerate. You should have enough speed to get to about 4th place. Stay alert to dodge the wrecking cars. Do not slow if you happen to drive through some smoke. You have to time it correctly in order to catch the lead pack. Collin Adler.

Hint: Career mode set-ups

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During your first years in career mode, your crew chief will not be as experienced in choosing the correct setup for Superspeedways. If you go with his decisions, you will not finish well. Instead, go to practice mode and get a feel for the track. If your lap times do not come close to the pole sitter's time (about one or two seconds), then make changes on your car. Increase your fourth gear ratio by four or five notches; you will see your acceleration increase. This will allow you to achieve your top speed faster, and you can accelerate out of the corners faster. It is also a good idea to pit at the halfway mark on a 5% race, as most cars will take the next lap to pit and you will not run into pit road traffic. Remember to draft, and you can finish with a good position, and perhaps even win. JazzBandTbone.

Hint: Rookie stripes

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When in career mode, the back of your bumper has yellow stripes on it. When you get to the second season, they will be gone. T8r9g.

Glitch: Freeze the game

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Go into pit road, then before you reach your pit box, switch all of the objects on the ''pit road screen'' to "No" (except tire pressure) then press ''Abort''. The trackmap, speedometer, position/lap counter, and tire wear bar will disappear. Try to go back into pit road, and the game will freeze. LAWRENCE DEPAOLI.

Hint: Watkins Glen: Easy win

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Set the race length to 5%. On the first lap, cause a caution. When asked to pit, do not. On the second lap, cause another caution. This time when asked, pit. You will be 43rd place, but just before lap 4 everyone else will have to come in and pit. You will coast to an easy win with enough fuel and tires. nyr44.

Hint: Bud Shoot Out

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On the first lap, go into the pits and take on left side tires only (no gas or repairs). When you leave the pits, cause a caution. After all of the caution laps, there will only be one lap remaining and not enough time for anyone to pit. Nate T.

Hint: Lap It Up lightning challenge

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At Martinsville Speedway using the 43 car, drive the first few laps with auto-brake on. Try to get as close as you can to Jeff Burton. Then on the last turn, turn off the auto-brake and try to hit Burton on the side, letting you in the lead and win. This may require several attempts, as you may get penalized for reckless driving and sometimes will not get close enough.

Hint: Pay At The Pump lightning challenge:

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During the Pay At The Pump challenge, step on the gas all through the track. Put a big enough lead on Bobby Labonte and Sterling Marlin so that it is about a two to three second gap. You will run out of gas at the exit of turn four, depending on how hard you have been pushing the car. If the lead is big enough, just block and you will win the challenge. This may take a few attempts, but if you drive the car correctly it will be an easy way to win. Collin Adler.