This page contains Cheats for NASCAR Thunder 2003 organized by sections for Gamecube. This game has "Racing" as genre, made by Ea Sports, released on Sep 19, 2002. If you can't find a hint or secret in our list, then please check this page periodically for the latest updates.
- Developer: Ea Sports
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
- Genre: Racing
- Release: Sep 19, 2002
- ESRB: Everyone
Enter Richard Petty as a name at the create a car screen.
Enter Dale Earnhardt as a name at the create a car screen.
Enter Extra Drivers as a name at the create a car screen.
Eight Championships Video
Win all eight championships and get the Eight Championships video with a New Lightning challenge.
Select the Thunder Challenge or Lightning Challenge at the game mode screen. Complete the various challenges to get new Thunder Plates. Note: The Plates are awarded randomly from game to game -- winning a certain track with a particular driver will not unlock the same Plate between games.
Career mode set-ups
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.
Pay At The Pump lightning challenge
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.
Watkins Glen: Easy win
Turn damage off, cautions off and leave unlimited gas/tires off, so you cannot be destroyed. Note: This works on Watkins Glen or Infineon. At the starting of the race immediately, move off to either side of the track without slowing the other cars down. Around the start line, go sideways and hold the brake. When they come around, they should run into but you will not go very far. Then, wait there. They should start running into each other. Sometimes they will all start bouncing around like popcorn. At one point they will disappear. Go after any one that has gotten past by going backwards. When they are all blown up, keep getting fuel and doing laps until you are in first place. Then, drive at the wall until your gas runs out. You will still win. This useful for unlocking the Thunder Plate races.
Talladega: Car setups
Go into car setup. Go into "Gear Ratios" and change the two down at the very bottom to "89" and "4.45" respectively. Note: "4.45" for the bottom one and "89" for the one above it. Accept the changes, start the race, and by the end of the back stretch on the first lap, you can get up to and over 200 mph.
Go into car setup. Then, select "Auto Transmission". Set the tire pressure to "30". Loosen or tighten the car as desired. Finally, go to the gear ratios. Leave the first gear as is. Set second gear to "1.85", third gear go "1.35", fourth gear to "1.01" or "1.02", and leave rear end as is. When you start the race, second and third gear will be a little slow, but when you get to fourth you will blow them away. At the end of the first lap you should be going about 190 to 195 mph.
Daytona: Easy win
Make sure the race is set on ten percent race length. Then, cause a crash on lap four. If done correctly, there should be a caution. Go into the pits, and ignore that fact if no one else also enters. You will probably be last, but there will soon be another caution and the leaders will come in. Stay out and do not pit. After the stop, you should be in first or second place. You will run low on gas, but you will not run out. Block and you will be able to win.
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