Best Controller Settings for Nascar Heat 5

Best Controller Settings for Nascar Heat 5
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
April 22, 2022

Looking for the fastest way around the track in NASCAR Heat 5?

Here are the best controller settings to help you get there!

Best Controller Settings for Nascar Heat 5

As you can imagine, having the proper settings will make a huge difference to your overall lap time performance since it will be much easier for you to control the car.

When it comes to setting up your controller for NASCAR Heat 5, there are a few key things to keep in mind and we’re gonna have a look at them right now.

Can you play NASCAR Heat 5 with a controller?

Yes, you can play Nascar Heat 5 with either a controller or a steering wheel. Racing with a keyboard and a mouse isn’t supported on console (only on PC).

Can you play NASCAR Heat 5 with a controller

That means we’ll need to get for ourselves the best settings for the controller if we wish to be as fast as steering wheel drivers.

Are the default controller settings good for NH5?

The default settings are okay but to be honest they aren’t quite as good as our recommended list of settings.

We’ve researched and tested the game with various controllers and these are the best ones that we could find.

Fastest Controller Settings for NASCAR Heat 5

These are the best controller settings for playing NH5:

Fastest Controller Settings for NASCAR Heat 5

Configuration = Default


  • Driving effects = Off
  • Draft effects = Off


  • Steering = 0 (All to the left)


  • Steering sensitivity = Very Low (To the left)
  • Steering rate = Maximum (All to the right)
  • Brake range = 0 (All to the left)
  • Brake rate = Medium (Middle)
  • Throttle range = 0 (All to the left)
  • Throttle rate = Low (To the left)

So as you can see we’ll want to run very low steering sensitivity and throttle/brake range levels since that will give us the best control and feeling over our car.

Also the deadzone will have to be set at zero since anything above that will make it weird while turning in on the straight.

We also recommend turning off all driving and draft effects since they can be quite distracting and won’t really help you in any way while racing.


So here were our recommended settings for playing NASCAR Heat 5 with a controller.

Make sure to try them out and see how they work for you!

Remember that you could always decide to experiment with the settings a bit and see what works best for you since everyone is different.

But these are definitely the fastest way to go around the track!

Good luck and we’ll see you on track! 🙂

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Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.






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