NASCAR: Redline Cheats and Tips - How To Become A Better Driver
Use our guide to take the checkered flag with ease.
If you're a fan of NASCAR, you may want to give Redline a closer look. Despite the fact that it's not a full-on driving game, there are some strong tactics to get to grips with here, not to mention some beautiful graphics to enjoy whenever you cut into the racing action itself. Just be prepared for a big challenge along the way, especially when it comes to being the best in the league.
Here are some tips that will help get you started on the long road to success - or to Daytona at the very list...
What do I need to upgrade in NASCAR Redline?
There are three general areas to focus on, all of which can be tweaked via the menu options at the bottom of the screens.The three areas are Sponsors, Upgrades and Training.
How do Sponsors work in NASCAR Redline?
With Sponsors, you can keep an eye on who's in need of a superior driver, see what their conditions are, and what they pay per race. You start out with a pretty good one - Sprint - at $2,000 a race (plus an extra $2,000 for top ten finishes), but better ones pop up all the time. Just be prepared to pay for them using "E" NASCAR cash, because otherwise they won't unlock.
How do vehicle upgrades work in NASCAR Redline?
Upgrades are general vehicle tweaks you can make across six areas - Engine, Transmission, Suspension, Aero, Breaks and Chassis. Most take money to unlock, but you'll have to wait a few minutes for them to be installed, unless you want to use "E" NASCAR cash to immediately add them on.
How does the training system work in NASCAR Redline?
This is where you tweak and improve your pit crew's skills, in areas such as Tires, Repair and Refuel. The more you increase these different areas of expertise, the less chance they have of making errors, and the faster they go about their work. As expected, you'll need to put down real money or "E" NASCAR cash to improve them.
How can I earn more money in NASCAR Redline?
You'll earn the bulk of your money through wins. When you first start your season, you won't earn that much, as you'll finish at about 39th or lower depending on your skills. As you progress and improve your car, you'll get better - and win more races as a result - but it will take time or money to get there.
Even though the app itself costs $4.99, you'll need to add extra funds to increase your "E" NASCAR cash, which you use to unlock sponsors, instantly upgrade your vehicle and other items. It's a bit unfair at times, but if you want to make progress, you'll need to put down $.99 for 10, $4.99 for 60, or $9.99 for a whopping 305.
What can make me a better racer in NASCAR Redline?
Once the racing event starts, you'll have access to an interface that'll keep track of the event as it plays out. You can check on the racing standings in Grid, check your pit options in Pitting, and change your Tactics with the press of a button.
How does the Tactics system work in NASCAR Redline?
The Tactics system is divided into three areas - Fuel, Tires and Aggression. If you want to take good care of your car and pit less, you'll want to set Fuel to "Save", Tires to "Save" and Aggression to "Low."
Unfortunately, you won't win many events that way, so you may want to try sticking to to "Normal" levels all round or - if you feel like being a stronger racer - going to "Push," "Push" and "High."
As you race, you'll want to keep a very close eye on your vehicle's condition, particularly the Engine, Tires and Fuel systems, all of which are found in the same area. Once you see these wearing down, or you run out of fuel, you'll need to time your pit-stops. It might knock you a few places down the rankings, but you can always get back into the race. If you see a yellow flag opportunity, don't be afraid to use this for a quick pit-stop as well.
Your vehicle condition is everything in a race. Even if you don't win every time, it's better to maintain condition than pay for unnecessary repairs. Condition and performance will take you a long way in each race.
How do I time the quick race sequences in NASCAR Redline?
Occasionally you'll break away to a mini-racing sequence in Redline, where you have to use the accelerometer and brake to land in the "target" zones on a speed meter. This is relatively easy, especially if you mastered the Tuning mini-game before the race. You merely need to accelerate long enough to get into the green zone, then either accelerate further as required, or brake enough so that you land back in the green.
Do this quickly enough and you'll earn an "Awesome" rating, which will keep your racing efficiency going. "Great" and "OK" are good to stop at as well, though you don't really want to go any lower or else you'll lose momentum.
Try the Tuning mini-game first to get the hang of accelerating and braking, then try it out during a race. You'll master it in no time.
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