Graphics was better but thats about it. Drivers were unrealistic with how they drive against you even when your there allie. The game was also missing some stuff to it compared to last years. Such as in career mode were you would work your way up and get contracts (it was missing details in that area). Also all the good drivers were in the bag or only midpack most of the race and finished there at the end while the bad drivers were mostly up front or finished up front at the end. The price was ok for what you get out out of the game. I would have only giving it a five score but since it has a family play section for the whole family to enjoy i had to give it an extra .5 to the score to bring it up to a 5.5 score. I have noticed the nascar series has improved over time but this years 2009 nascar actually took a downward spiral but im sure will turn around and spike right back up. I have a feeling they are working on something better for the future that will take Nascar gamers by surprise. Still nice to see they make them still for SP2 since some of us gamers can't afford the newer consoles.