Its a improvement over Nascar 08, but EA's Nascar games are just still off the mark by a long way. First of all the PS3 version is a port from the Xbox 360 version (which i didnt know until after buying it for PS3 ) The game has texture problems and some frame rate issues, whereas the 360 doesnt. Lazy developers!
Despite having 40 cars on track, graphically it is not great. The car models look bland, colours are not realistic enough along with bad textures and poor crowds in the stands. The engine sounds are good though. There are all the major tracks from around the country along with 1 downloadable Canadian J Villeneuve track.
The replays lacks wow factor with unexciting camera angles which you would see in real Nascar.
Unless you are a hardcore Nascar fan i would avoid this years game. EAs Nascar developers need really improve a lot for next years game, but when they have the licence and no competition its hard to imagine anything special.