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Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Version History 3. My settings 4. Rookie Challenges 5. Veteran Challenges 6. Legend Challenges 7. Bonus Challenges 8. My thanks 9. Copyright --------------- 1. Introduction --------------- Hello, welcome to my Dodge Challenge guide. This is my first guide, so please bear with me. The purpose is to help you the player, blah blah blah. Anyway, I hope this helps and feedback is encouraged. Think you know something I don't. Need more information. Email me. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org This is how my guide will be set up. Challenge name Driver Track Description Strategy Nothing else to see here. ------------------ 2. Version History ------------------ 1.2 Added PirateoftheFAQs ASCII picture 1.11 Added ign.com to the sites allowed to use my guide. 1.1 Added a tip for Club California sent in by dopper43. 1.02 Added supercheats.com to the sites allowed to use my guide. 1.01 No major updates. Just added neoseeker on the permission list of sites that can use my guide. Also added this section. 1.0 Done with all Dodge Challenges. -------------- 3. My Settings -------------- How I have my settings. Difficulty: Legend Assists: On (It's way too hard otherwise) I have the default for everything else. -------------------- 4. Rookie Challenges -------------------- Rookie 2 Lap Shootout Jeff Gordon New Hampshire A caution flew late in the race. That set up a green-white-checkered. In the end, Kurt Busch drove away and won the race. Gordon has another shot, get around Busch on the restart and send Jeff to victory. OK. I'm sure you noticed that Kurt Busch is your rival. He will not bump you. He will just block like everyone else. I was able to pull beside him in 1 and 2 and complete the pass in 3 and 4. From there it's pretty simple. Next challenge. Excuse Me While I Win This Race Matt Kenseth Lowe's Matt Kenseth put a bump n' run on Ryan Newman to go on and win the All-Star. With two to go, can you hold off the field for the win? Look out for Newman, he may try a bump n' run if he catches you. 4 words: Stay off the apron! It says Ryan Newman will try to bump you. Before you take control of your car, he does a bump that does nothing. From there it's pretty simple. There is an alternative way of doing this. This goes for any other challenge where you hold someone off. If you have a teammate, swap to him. The AI will hold them off, but not pull away. You will still get credit for beating it. Next challenge. The Drought Is Over Mark Martin Dover Mark Martin ended his winless streak of two years by holding off the field on the restart with 9 laps left in the race. Restart with 9 laps to go. See if you can help Mark end his streak and hold off the field. 4 words: Stay off the apron! You can do the same thing listed above if you insist. This track is very difficult to run on without assists. So I recommend you turn them on. This is 9 laps. That can be a long time. It goes both ways. It's good because if you make a mistake, you have a long time to get back by. It's bad because 9 laps is a long time, which means more opportunities for mistakes. Just stay 1/2 lane above the apron and you should be fine. Next challenge. Kansas City Star Joe Nemechek Kansas Joe completed a weekend sweep in Kansas by holding off a hard charging Ricky Rudd to win the Banquet 400. This time it's your turn. You're in the 01 car with 2 laps to go and Ricky Rudd is hot on your right quarter panel. Hold off Ricky for the win. You may do the other way of swapping to Scott Riggs, blah blah blah. Ricky Rudd will be beside you when you take control. 1/2 way between you start and turn 3, block Ricky and you pretty much beat it. Not very hard. Next challenge. Flat Out Fast Kasey Kahne Lowe's We're going to change history and pretend that flat tire never occured. So we're going to line 'em up again with 5 laps to go, and put Kasey in 5th. Take him to the lead and give him his much deserved first NEXTEL Cup victory. 4 words: Stay off the apron! How I did it. I got by Kurt in 3 and 4. Shane Hmiel on the frontstretch. Gordon in 1 and 2. Johnson in 1 and 2 the next lap. Use the same driving strategies as Excuse Me While I Win This Race. Next challenge. A Little Help From My Friends Kevin Harvick Talladega At Lap 186, Junior passed Kevin Harvick and went on the win the race. It's the last lap, you're in the 29 car running in second behind Junior. The 31 is behind you and ready to give you some drafting help. Get around Junior and get the win! Well this one isn't too challenging. You don't have to have Burton's help, even though it is recommended. So select the 31 and have him follow you. At first he'll say no, but he will eventually. So keep asking him to follow until he does. From there it's pretty easy. Next challenge. Not This Time Jamie McMurray Lowe's Mayfield and McMurray were side by side with 2 to go. They got togetherm and the 40 ended up passing them both on the inside to take the win. This time you're in in the 42 with 2 to go. Can you hold off the hard charging 19 and 40 for the win? 4 words: Stay off the apron! You can swap to Sterling, blah blah blah. I don't really know how you could not lose this one. It can be helpful to have Sterling block for you. Piece of cake. Next challenge. Whatever It Takes Ryan Newman Martinsville Ryan Newman had one car to pass to win the Subway 500 but he also had the 42 car filling up his rear view mirror. With the 42 right on your back bumper catch the 48, pass him, and get the win for Ryan. One point of interest. If you have the Chase Plate for the night race at Martinsville it will be the night race, not the day race. Another point of interest. I was at this race. I didn't believe the person that said the Hendrick plane crashed. I wondered why they didn't have a victory lane celebration. Then I thought that maybe the guy was right. Turns out he was. Oh, I'm not supposed to ramble on about my personal life, right! For this challenge, auto brake was very helpful. It is a long way until you get to Jimmie Johnson. I was able to pull beside him in 1 and 2 of the last lap and pass him going into 3. Unless you run great at Martinsville, you really should use auto brake. Next challenge. I'll Take A Coke Michael Waltrip Lowe's Michael restarted from a caution in 3rd with just 3 laps remaining in the race. Jimmie pulled away on the restart leaving the 42 and the 15 in 2nd and 3rd respectively. With 3 laps to go, can you get around the 42 and the 48 to get Michael the win? 4 words: Stay off the apron! I got by the 42 on the outside in 3 and 4 and the 48 coming out of 2 and on the backstretch. From there you should just pull away. Piece of cake. Next challenge. Fifth Time's The Charm Kasey Kahne California A restart with 10 to go leaves Kahne in 3rd behind race winner Elliott Sadler. With 2 laps to go, pass Mark Martin and Sadler to get Kahne his first NEXTEL Cup victory. I passed the 6 in 3 and 4, and the 38 coming off 2 and on the backstretch. Nothing too hard here. Next challenge. Brotherly Love Kyle Busch Las Vegas Jimmie Johnson won the race while the Busch brothers finished 2nd (Kyle) and 3rd (Kurt). With 3 laps to go, take control of Kyle's car and hold off brother Kurt to the checkered flag. You don't need to win the race, just make sure Kurt doesn't beat you. I don't see how you couldn't beat this one. You can swap to Jimmie or Jeff, or you can pass Jimmie and have him block. Or you can just hold him off in your car. Piece of cake. Next challenge. Never Count Me Out Jeff Gordon Martinsville Jeff Gordon came from 3 laps down to win at Martinsville. A late caution made for an exciting finish with Jeff Gordon holding off the field in a 2 lap shootout. Can you hold off the field for 2 laps and take the win. Once again, I can't see how you couldn't beat this. As with all heavy braking tracks, auto brake is very helpful. You don't have the luxury of swapping to a teammate. Very simple. Next challenge. A Night In The Desert Michael Waltrip Phoenix Kurt Busch held off a hard charging Michael Waltrip to win the first ever night race at PIR. With 3 laps to go, take control of the 15 car and get around Kurt for the win. This one is more challenging. This challenge requires patience.I finally caught him in 3 and 4 coming to the white flag, but I couldn't pass him until I came off 2. Auto brake was helpful. Next challenge. Actually, that's it for rookie challenges. --------------------- 5. Veteran Challenges --------------------- I Won Race One Michael Waltrip Daytona Michael passed Junior a few feet before the start/finish line to win his qualifier race for the Daytona 500. You're on the backstretch on the last lap of the race. Use the final turns to pass Junior and get Michael the win. There are a couple of ways to do this one. You can change the commands and have Junior drop back to let you win. You can pass him normal, or you can slingshot him David Pearson style. You follow him through the turns, and on the tri-oval right as you would bump draft him, pull to the inside and with your momentum, you can pass him. If needed, you can bump him if you're side by side. Next challenge. Runnin' On Empty Bobby Labonte California On the last lap, Labonte ran out of gas and ended his chances to catch Gordon for the victory. This time Bobby will not run out of fuel. There are 2 laps to go. Pass Gordon and get the win. Well this wasn't too hard. He blocks a lot. I couldn't pass him until 3 and 4. If you go to the outside Newman and/or Johnson will pull up to the inside. So the inside is recommended. Once you pass Gordon, you won't pull away like the other challenges. Next challenge. What If? Dale Earnhardt Jr. Bristol Junior was dominant all day long. He led the field for the entire race, and never looked back. You have 5 laps to go. Hold off the field and get Junior the win. The description lied. He didn't lead every single lap. You should pass McMurray as soon as possible. He is your best friend. Once you get by, he will block the rest of the field. You won't pull away though. Next challenge. 2 Or 4, You Make The Call Mark Martin Michigan Martin and his crew chief chose to take only two tires on their final pit stop, while Biffle and the rest of the leaders took four. That gave Mark track position, but he was unable to chase down Biffle for the win. With 4 laps to go can you catch and pass Biffle for the win? There are a couple of ways to do this one. You can try to chase him down. I caught him in about 1.5-2 laps. Or you can adjust the settings to make drop back a command. Keep telling him to until he does and you pass him. He eventually cracks, don't worry. Once you pass Biffle, have him block. That makes it much easier. Next challenge. Let's Get Him Dale Jarrett Indianapolis Jeff Gordon won the Brickyard 400, with Robert Yates Racing teammates Dale Jarrett and Elliott Sadler finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. With two to go take both Yates cars around Gordon and make it a 1-2 finish for RYR. Once again, there are a couple of ways to this one. You can get Jarrett by and swap to Sadler and get him by, or my way. Have Sadler follow you and make sure both cars get by. I don't recommend using the swap way is because by the time you get by Gordon with Jarrett, Sadler is out of contention. Have Sadler follow you and get on the inside of Gordon. Once your right rear quarter panel is at his left front fender, run him up the race track. It slows Gordon down, and gives Sadler time to get by. Once you're both by, have Sadler block and you beat it. BTW, get use to this, because there are many more challenges like this one. Next challenge. Meet Me In Victory Lane Greg Biffle Homestead At the green-white-checkered finish, Biffle was able to pass Stewart for his second win of the year and Kurt Busch finished 5th to clinch the point championship. Can you pass Tony with a green-white-checkered and make sure Kurt Busch is at least 5th at the end of the race? See, I told you there would be more of these. Well, this one is harder than it seems. I say that because when you swap to Kurt Busch, Biffle almost always gets passed. Then when you swap back, Busch gets passed and so on. Getting by Stewart is easy, he must have a bad restart or something. You can be clear in the middle of 1 and 2. Then swap to Busch and get by Kvapil and pray that Biffle doesn't get passed. If he does swap back to him and get him back by. Next challenge. Wheel Man Tony Stewart Watkins Glen Tony won the race by more than 2 seconds over the rest of the field. This time we are going to put them right on your back bumper for the final lap. Make sure you don't overdrive the car, and hold off the pressure for the win. Just like the description says, don't overdrive the car. I know there are some people saying "Heck yes, a road course" and some people like me are saying "Ugh. Not a road course. I'll do anything." Well if you are like me, turn on auto brake. It helps a lot. I sometimes get a glitch that screws me up (EA has plenty of those). In the inner loop, Truex goes off in the grass, and I get a message saying Failed-Reckless Driving. Just keep restarting until that stops. Next challenge. The Rainbow's End Jeff Gordon Lowe's A wreck on lap 11 took out All-Star contender Jeff Gordon and marred the return to glory of the Rainbow paint scheme. Running in the 12th spot, see if you can get the 24 car through the wreck unharmed so Jeff can go on to compete for the win. 4 words: Stay off the apron! Notice that you are running in Jeff's ugly rainbow car. When you start, right before you take control, the car bobbles a little bit, allowing Burton, and possibly the 198 car to go by on the inside. That makes this challenge more challenging. If you get to the inside, you will win guaranteed if you get off the gas a little bit, the brakes if needed. It still can be done if you are stuck on the outside. Once the wreck happens, slam on the brakes immediately. You will probably have to slow the car down to passenger car speed. Then once it seems like you are going again they check up again. A major concern there would be staying above 20th. Just get to the inside. Next challenge. Not My Beef Tony Stewart New Hampshire Robby Gordon and Greg Biffle caused a wreck that Tony Stewart was unable to avoid. This time when Greg and Robby get together try to avoid the wreck, to keep Tony a contender in the race. Dang! EA is making me mad by talking about Robby Gordon in this challenge, and not having him in the game. This one is pretty easy. One point of notice. If you swap to Bobby Labonte, you can get as much damage as you want (not that you would want any) and you won't fail. You will not complete this challenge if you try to go to the outside. To beat this one, you will need to go to the inside, and get off the gas a tiny bit, to avoid Greg Biffle going up the race track. Easy. That's because I pushed the easy button. Next challenge. Need A Push? Jimmie Johnson Daytona Hendrick Motorsports drivers Gordon and Johnson worked very well together all night long in the Pepsi 400. There's two laps to go in the Pepsi 400. Junior is in the lead, Gordon second, and Johnson third. Can you get around Junior to give Hendrick Motorsports a 1-2 finish? This challenge is pretty simple. You select the 24, and select Work With Me. Just keep moving up and down the race track until Gordon is on the inside of Junior. From there just keep following him until you finish. Easy. Next challenge. Take Me To The Chase! Jeremy Mayfield Richmond Jeremy Mayfield and his 19 crew did everything they needed to do at Richmond to make it into the Chase for the Cup. Can you hold off the field for 2 laps and get the win? This one is really easy. If you run the bottom, you pretty much automatically win. If you run a groove up you will be side by side with Junior or Gordon and have a photo finish. Easy. Next challenge. If I Had Another Chance Mark Martin Pocono Jimmie Johnson had been dominant all day long. Mark Martin was just starting to catch him when the race ended. There are only two laps to go, and Jimmie is about 1.5 seconds ahead. Catch the 48, pass him, and get Mark the win. Mark says you should pass him in turn 1. I got to him in turn 1 but passed him in 3. This requires patience, because he's a long way away, and will be a full lap before you catch him. But other than that, it's easy. Next challenge. Dodging Disaster Kurt Busch Lowe's On lap 312 of the event, a multi-car wreck occured just in front of Kurt Busch as he was exiting turn 4. He had already survived another wreck on lap one of this race, and despite all the problems, he went on to finish fourth. Can you avoid the wreck? 4 words: Stay off the apron! There is no way you can fail this challenge. You're on the inside, Kahne wrecks on the outside and doesn't come down, it's a single car wreck, you can't lose. Next challenge. Orange Crush Jeremy Mayfield Chicagoland There was a wreck on the caution restart of lap 127 involving Kasey Kahne. Mayfieldmade an incredible move across the track to miss his teammate's spinning car, along with several other cars that were involved. Can you get through the wreck without damaging the car? This is very difficult unless you do it how I did. First, you must get on the inside. You must cut off Sadler or Johnson. Then, you must get on the brakes and wait for Stewart to go back up the race track. If you try to go outside of him, you will be wrecked. Then you're done. If you do it on the outside, please tell me how you did it. I almost stop, when Rusty comes spinning up taking lots of other cars with him. Can be very difficult. Next challenge. Tough Night In TN Rusty Wallace Bristol Rusty Wallace, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart, and Bobby Labonte were all involved in a wreck after checking up behind Mark Martin and Brian Vickers on lap 389. Can you get through the wreck without damage? For this one you need to just slam on the brakes and pray that Mayfield doesn't run you over. Just stay on the bottom and get on the brakes until everyone starts moving again. Like I said, your biggest concern is having Mayfield run you over. Next challenge. Actually that's it for veteran challenges. -------------------- 6. Legend Challenges -------------------- And This Is My Backup Greg Biffle Texas On the final pit stop of the race, while under a yellow flag, Casey Mears took 2 tires in order to beat Biffle off pit road. It took Biffle only 3 laps to work himself around the 41 and continue on to victory. Can you pass the 41 in 3 laps like Greg did? 4 words: Stay off the apron! On the restart you can pull beside Casey but not pass him. For this one, I recommend doing the crossover. You should go in the corner on the outside and when Casey blocks, move back down to the inside and you should be beside him and can go by him in the next turn. Next challenge. Settin' Up The Six-Peat Dale Earnhardt Jr Talladega Junior and J. Gordon had been battling for the lead in the Aaron's 499 when the caution came out with 5 laps to go. Jeff was in front by a nose to win the race. Can you get ahead of J. Gordon before the caution comes out at lap 184. Don't even bother telling Michael to follow you. Kevin will pass him and Michael won't be able to help you. I recommend the slingshot for this one. So when you're making a run at him, dart to the inside and slingshot him David Pearson style. Easy. Next challenge. I'm Staying Out Ryan Newman Michigan A late caution bunched up the field, and set up a restart with 4 laps to go. It's a caution restart and a 4 lap dash to the finish. You need to hold off the rest of the field and get the victory, just like Ryan was able to do. Don't listen to Kenny. He says you're on wore out tires. You have perfectly fine tires. This one is very easy. The main concern is protecting the bottom. It's much easier to do in 1 and 2 than in 3 and 4. If you can hold the bottom, then you've pretty much beaten this challenge. Next challenge. Never Say Never Kurt Busch Homestead Busch dodged disaster in this race by surviving a blown right front tire on lap 93. Kurt fought to make it back to 5th and clinch the championship. Can you start in 28th at the restart and gain 10 positions before the next yellow flag drops in 3 laps? This one looks harder than it really is. You can pass these cars with ease. What I would do is this. Just stay on the bottom for the whole challenge. Even on the straightaways. No one blocks you down there except in the corner. You should be able to get a good run off the corner and keep passing them. Next challenge. All But Locked In Elliott Sadler California Elliott Sadler raced to his second victory of the season and all but wrapped up a spot in the Chase for the Cup. You're in Sadler's car with 2 laps to go. Hold off the hard charging 9 and 6, and get Sadler the victory. Well, this one's pretty easy. You just need to protect the bottom. If you're on the outside you will just be side by side with Kahne or Martin. Easy. Next challenge. Gimmie 3 More Laps Bobby Labonte Pocono Bobby was running in third with five laps to go when the caution came out and the race. This time the caution does not come out. Pass the 6 and the 48 with 3 laps to go and get Labonte the win. As Bobby said in the interview, get on the inside of Johnson in turn 3 and pass him going into 1. You should be able to get Martin going into 1 on the first lap. I couldn't get by Johnson in the tunnel turn. I got beside him in 3 and passed him going into 1 just like Bobby recommended. Next challenge. Bingo Fuel Rusty Wallace Infineon Jeff Gordon had been dominant all day long, but he was giving up some valuable time to Rusty. Rusty ran out of fuel on the final lap, giving the win to Jeff. There's 2 laps left, and Jeff is ahead of you. Can you catch Jeff and pass him for the win. This your first difficult, true challenge. I know there are some people saying "Heck yes, a road course" and some people like me are saying "Ugh. Not a road course. I'll do anything." Well if you are like me, turn on auto brake. It helps a lot. This one also requires lots of patience. It will be a while before you catch him. I caught him in turn 4 of the last lap and was able to get under him and pass him in 7. Very hard. Wish I had the easy button now. Next challenge. Club California Greg Biffle California Greg Biffle drove the wheels off his car while holding off the field to win the race. Jimmie is 1.5 seconds back and you have worn tires. Can you hold off the field for 3 laps and win the race just like Greg was able to do? Another difficult challenge. This one is much harder than it looks. You will probably think that because you have a 1.5 second lead that this is very easy. Wrong. It is very hard. That 1.5 second lead will shrink in a heart beat. For this challenge, it is highly recommended you swap to Edwards or Martin. You have worn tires, and that car is wicked loose. Or as Rusty would say, loose as a goose. If you are going to do it the hard way, good luck. Because you will need it. Coming off the corners, that car will start turning sideways. The second you see any trace of skid marks on the track, immediately turn to the right. When I beat it that way, Jimmie was on my bumper at the end of the race. Very hard. Wish I had the easy button. Next challenge. Thanks to dopper43 for sending me this: It seems EA has made the directional pad less responsive, which is an advantage in this case. By using the d-pad, the car does not break loose as much. Just be sure to roll out of the throttle a little bit before entering the corner.If the car does break loose, just tap the break once and the car should straighten out. Unscheduled Stop Elliott Sadler Dover Elliott Sadler had a top-10 run going when he felt a vibration and came to the pits in the late stages of the race. This time Elliott has 4 good tires and doesn't need to pit. Start 9th with 5 laps to go, can you get Elliott to the front and get a win? 4 words: Stay off the apron! This is the complete opposite of the last challenge. This one looks much harder than it really is. This car is wicked fast. I'm not joking when I say I passed all the cars in one lap. That's because I had assists on. Without them, this one is very difficult. I just ran the bottom all over the race track, just like Never Say Never. Easy. Next challenge. I Almost Didn't Make It Carl Edwards Atlanta Carl Edwards was sliding the back end off of every corner in the closing laps of the race. He caught and passed Jimmie in a very exciting fashion on the last lap. Catch and pass Jimmie to win the race. You only have one lap to pull it off. For this challenge, you must do the opposite of what Carl did in real life. You need to pass him on the inside. If you go the the outside, two things will happen. He will block, and Biffle will most likely pass you. You should do the crossover move to get on the inside. In 3 and 4 get way up high. When Jimmie blocks you should go back to the inside and pass him. Just like And This Is My Backup. Working My Way Through Kevin Harvick Bristol In reality, it took Kevin just 92 laps to get into the lead after starting dead last. Here, you need to pick them off even faster than that. Starting 10th you will have 5 laps to get the lead in the closing laps of the race. Well, this one can be hard. It's hard because it's hard to pass at Bristol. But with assists on, it's very easy. I passed Sadler for the lead going into 3 of the last lap. One thing that you might notice. Those 5 laps go by quickly. Just run the bottom all over the track like Never Say Never and Unscheduled Stop. Easy. Next challenge. Actually, that's it for Legend Challenges. ------------------- 7. Bonus Challenges ------------------- All For One And One For All Jimmie Johnson Atlanta Jimmie took his 3rd straight checkered flag to remarkably pull himself right back into contention for the NEXTEL Cup. With 5 laps to go, get Jimmie the win and the rest of the Hendrick cars into the top ten. This one is very difficult. It's difficult because with EA's AI the cars always fall back once you swap to someone else. Once you start, swap to Gordon and get him into the top ten. Actually move him up to about 7th or as many spots as you can without passing a teammate. Then, swap to Kyle Busch. He'll be in about 15th or so. Work him up into the top ten and stay there. If one of your teammates is falling back, just pass him and pass a couple more cars. Then, swap to that teammate and get him back in the top 10. This whole time, you need to watch that track in the top right corner. If Jimmie loses the lead, automatically swap to him and get him back in the lead. It's very difficult but it can be done. Next challenge. It Just Broke Jeff Gordon Watkins Glen Jeff was in contention for much of the day for his fifth win of the season but a transmission problem on lap 82 relegated him to a 21st place finish. This time the transmission does not give out, and there are two laps to go. Can you pass Tony and get the win? I know there are some people saying "Heck yes, a road course" and some people like me are saying "Ugh. Not a road course. I'll do anything." Well if you are like me, turn on auto brake. It helps a lot. This one isn't too hard with assists. I got on his back bumper in the inner loop but took me a while to pass him. I got beside going into 1 on the last lap, but I couldn't complete the pass until I got in the inner loop. If you're patient, you can pass him. Just wait one full lap and pass him in 1. If you can, don't wait until the inner loop to complete the pass him. Next challenge. Re-Count Jimmie Johnson Homestead Jimmie's got another chance to win the Cup. It's a green-white-checkered finish with Johnson in 4th, Gordon 3rd, and Kurt Busch 5th. Get Johnson up front as soon as possible, then keep Kurt Busch third or worse by switching to Gordon's car and blocking. This one isn't too hard. Once you get by Biffle, it's smooth sailing. For this one, go around just like Never Say Never, until you pass Biffle. Once you get by Gordon, tell him to block until he cracks. You don't need to swap to Gordon. Basically, if you pass Biffle you've won. Biffle will stay right on your back bumper, and that guarantees Busch to have a finish worse than 3rd. Next challenge. The Daytona 507.5 Jeff Gordon Daytona The Daytona 500 went 3 laps longer than scheduled distance. We're going to re-stack the cars for the green-white-checkered finish. Hold off Kurt Busch, Dale Jr., and the rest of the field just like Jeff did to win his 3rd Daytona 500. This is pretty easy. It is harder than the past restrictor plate challenges, though. I say that because cars can pass on the outside. Before, you could just stay on the bottom the whole time and win. Not any more. But, once they get by, it's easy to get back by if you do a David Pearson style slingshot. If you get through the restart lap without losing the lead, you've won. Next challenge. McMurray, Mears, Marlin Jamie McMurray Texas Chip Ganassi Racing had a great day in Texas, with all 3 cars finishing in the top 5. This time, we want to give Chip Ganassi Racing a 1,2,3 finish. You'll start in the 42 with 6 laps to go. Don't listen to Kenny. Listen to the description. You start with McMurray. As with All For One And One For All, your teammates will fall back when you swap to a teammate. What I would recommend doing is this. With McMurray pass Biffle and get a half second lead. Then McMurray will fall back, but not lose the lead. Then swap to Mears and push McMurray and yourself to another half second lead. Then swap to Marlin and get him to third, and pray that Mears didn't pass McMurray. I learned the hard way that McMurray has to win. From there, once they're in the top 3, swap to Mears or Marlin, whoever is in third and make sure that the 2nd place driver doesn't pass McMurray. If there were realistic AI this would be easy. Next challenge. Actually that's it for bonus challenges. Actually that's it for all Dodge Challenges. My guide is done. Hope it helped out. Enjoy. ------------ 8. My thanks ------------ My thanks go to: GameFAQs for putting this guide up EA Sports for making this game You, the reader for reading this All the troops overseas dopper43 for sending in the tip for Club California PirateoftheFAQs for the ASCII picture ------------ 9. Copyright ------------ Copyright 2005 Matthew McCombs Do not post this guide on any other sites without permission from the original author, me. If you would like permission to use this guide, email me at my email address listed in the introduction. Make sure to list NASCAR 06 Guide in the subject, or I will most likely delete it. Also, please list in the email where you plan on putting it. So far, these are the sites that have my permission to use this guide so far. 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