Characters in the game have four Attributes (Control/Temper, Reaction Time/Agility, Steering/Intelligence, and Style/Charisma). Characters are associated with a Pit Crew, also with four Attributes (Knowledge/Crew Chief, Hand-to-Eye/Tire Changers, Speed/Go-Getter, and Coordination/The Rest of the Pit Crew). Characters have a Car, also with four Attributes (Speed, Brakes, Handling, and Acceleration). All of these Attributes have associated numeric values assigned from points pools.
Characters in the game are all race car drivers and the campaign focuses on outfitting automobiles, performing repairs, and - primarily - racing against other characters and non-player characters.