|[May 23, 2014]
Nintendo News: Mario Kart 8 Speeds onto Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR Race
REDMOND, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
On May 24 the worlds of Mario Kart and NASCAR collide when Matt Kenseth
races in the Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
in the No. 20 GameStop sponsored car featuring Mario
Kart 8 graphics. Kenseth's car will be outfitted with artwork
from the game showing Mario defying gravity and racing upside-down. A
time-lapse video of the car getting wrapped can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/zdzfzOFIZWI.
On May 24 the worlds of Mario Kart and NASCAR collide when Matt Kenseth races in the Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the No. 20 GameStop sponsored car featuring Mario Kart 8 graphics. (Photo: Business Wire)
The Mario Kart 8 game launches for the Wii
U console on May 30. The latest entry in Nintendo's beloved racing
series introduces anti-gravity driving, fun online features, new
characters and new power-ups like the Super Horn, Piranha Plant and
Fans who plan to attend the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will
also get a chance to participate in a variety of fun Mario Kart 8
activities. Fans can try out their own racing skills at Mario Kart 8
gaming kiosks or get pictures with the Mario and Luigi costumed
characters at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Fan Zone. In addition to the
gaming demos, Mario and Luigi will be making a special visit to the
track. These activities will take place on:
Saturday, May 24: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, May 25: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Additionally, fans who visit the Joe Gibbs Racing shop from 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. on Friday, May 23, will have a chance to play Mario Kart 8
before it launches, take photos with Mario and Luigi, and potentially
receive an autographed Matt Kenseth poster or other Mario Kart goodies,
while supplies last.
Mario Kart 8 is now available for pre-order
at GameStop stores throughout North America. A deposit may be required
for pre-orders. As an added bonus, a free Nintendo eShop download code
from Club Nintendo is available for one of four great Wii U games when Mario
Kart 8 is purchased and registered between midnight on May 30 and
11:59 p.m. PT on July 31. The download code must be redeemed in the
Nintendo eShop on Wii U by 11:59 p.m. PT on Sept. 30. For full details,
For more information about the game, visit http://mariokart8.nintendo.com/.
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