If you want a racing game, do not rent this! Try Gran Turismo. This game is not realistic at all. It is not even enjoyable. I hope the new one is better than this. And you wonder why they stopped making this game for 2010!
Nascar '09 was an utter waste of time. This is by far one of the worst driving games ever created. The visuals are ok, but they are a generation old. The gameplay is boring, unchallenging, and completely uninspired.
There are two game modes. The first is literally designed for 3 year olds, and consists of pressing the button for the accelerator while occasionally using the stick to steer while the computer automatically adjusts your car's speed. There is no chance of losing a race, or hitting the wall.
The more advanced game mode is not much better with only having a slightly higher chance of hitting the wall through turns.
This game has virtually no race mechanics built into it, and will be a dramatic disappointment for Nascar and race game fans alike. The ability to visually customize your car is pretty solid with lots of options. Too bad they devote that much time and effort into the gameplay.