These type of race events only take place on circuit race courses. Endurance races greatly differ from normal Circuit Races by the high number of laps. Players have to drive at least twenty laps in Need for Speed: Shift. There can be a maximum of 99 laps in Shift 2: Unleashed.
- Sometimes it is recommended to pause the game to rest for a while, as endurance races may be very challenging and consume a lot of time. By driving when exhausted, there's a greater possibility of crashing. Damage cannot be repaired as both Shift titles do not feature pit stops.