When NASCAR The Game 2011 released, the game delineated the 2010 NASCAR season more than the 2011 series, using the older point system for the chase along with other rules that have since been updated. In an attempt to bring the game up to par with the 2011 season and its rules, Activision and developer Eutechnyx have released DLC for both Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, with the PS3 DLC being free.
The DLC allows players to play the 2010 and 2011 season with added features specific to the 2011 season such as: The 2011 points system, 60+ new paint schemes, new drivers in new places, fixes to select tracks, and more. As said above, the DLC is free for the PS3 version and 160 MSP for the Xbox 360 version.
Activision added that the DLC comes bundled together with the game’s second patch for free on the PS3. The Xbox 360 version, on the other hand, allows you to purchase the DLC and free patch separately.