Look out for No. 20 Gamestop / Mario Kart 8 Toyota
Update: Joe Gibbs has produced a video showing Matt Kenseth’s car being dressed up with your favorite Mario characters.
From the Penzoil promotion to the latest Mario Kart 8 commercials, you can’t say Nintendo’s been twiddling their thumbs with the marketing of Mario Kart 8. What’s next for the million seller franchise? NASCAR.
Catch Mario Kart 8 on the No. 20 Toyota this week on NASCAR, a race being broadcasted on ABC, SiriusXM channel 90, and PRN Radio.
Tomorrow, May 23, 2014, 200 lucky fans won’t just get the opportunity to collect an autograph from NASCAR racer Matt Kenseth at Joe Gibbs Racing, but, on behalf of GameStop, they also be one of the lucky few to try out Mario Kart 8 at the event before the Wii U titles launches on next week.
Matt Kenseth: “I like going back to Charlotte and running the Nationwide Series race. I made my first series start there a long time ago, so it’s always been a special track for me and it’s always fun to go back there and compete. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been in this No. 20 car, but I’m looking forward to getting back to work with these guys because I think that Kevin (Kidd) and the guys have done a great job already this season. JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) has a great performance record at Charlotte as well, so I’m looking forward to good things from our GameStop team this weekend.”
Mario Kart 8 will debut on the Wii U, Nintendo’s contribution to the 8th generation of consoles, for the first time in HD next week on May 30. Read more about the game’s new features, purchasing promotions, and more right here.