Even those not into NASCAR may have a reason to watch it now; as Mario Kart 8 Speeds onto Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR Racing
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Mario Kart 8 themed NASCAR racing on the 24th and 25th of May at the Charlotte Speedway


Launching on May 30th, Mario Kart will speed up inside your living rooms' Wii U at full throttle, but its a nice time to show it off on another place according to Gamestop. The new feature in Mario Kart will surely make everyone lose a grip on gravity, so we may believe that Mario is riding his kart upside down on the featured ad and its actually the case. This is what Nintendo said about the matter:

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.

Mario Kart 8 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 Boomerang Flower.

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.


A video showing the preparation of Matt Kenseth's Mario Kart 8 and GameStop Nationwide Series Car


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 (or ten if you live in Europe) 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, visit http://club2.nintendo.com/mario-kart8-promo.


So its a date if you live nearby, if you love NASCAR and Mario Kart you will surely be delighted to play and watch the car there, remember that Mario Kart 8 will launch on May 30, so grab a piece of it while supplies last.


Will you be opting for a digital version of the game, or are you tempted by the many different promotional bonuses of tshirts and keychains with the physical versions?

Perhaps we could interest you in joining our Mario Kart 8 tournament too!

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