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Your Pre-E3 Video Game-Related NASCAR Update

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OK, I know E3 is right around the corner. There are plenty of important things we could be talking about right now. I submit however that nothing is more important at the moment than this Mario Galaxy-themed stock car. Nothing

Once I saw that the Meijer 300 already took place earlier today at the Kentucky Speedway, I figured it was too late to post this. But that was before I realized that driver Joey Logano tore up that track with not just a win today but a record-setting three consecutive wins over his last three races there.

Incidentally, Joey Logano is now the official NASCAR driver of GiantBomb.com.

Here's a clip of Mario and Yoshi careening around the final lap to victory. It's mildly disturbing to me that I've stopped looking at these video game-themed stock cars with bafflement, and instead just started sort of accepting them as a matter of course, but you will agree these are strange times we're living in, will you not? 
 
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Posted by Brad

OK, I know E3 is right around the corner. There are plenty of important things we could be talking about right now. I submit however that nothing is more important at the moment than this Mario Galaxy-themed stock car. Nothing

Once I saw that the Meijer 300 already took place earlier today at the Kentucky Speedway, I figured it was too late to post this. But that was before I realized that driver Joey Logano tore up that track with not just a win today but a record-setting three consecutive wins over his last three races there.

Incidentally, Joey Logano is now the official NASCAR driver of GiantBomb.com.

Here's a clip of Mario and Yoshi careening around the final lap to victory. It's mildly disturbing to me that I've stopped looking at these video game-themed stock cars with bafflement, and instead just started sort of accepting them as a matter of course, but you will agree these are strange times we're living in, will you not? 
 
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Edited by Sil3n7

First....across the finish line.

Posted by gunslingerNZ

Oh Brad, your southernness always shines through eventually!

Posted by Landon

They should have a Nascar 11 themed Nascar.

Posted by Capum15

Well that's interesting. I wanna make some Mario Kart joke, but I can't think of one.

In Nascar, nobody's more authentic than Yoshi.

Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious

You look incredibly dashing in glasses Brad.

Posted by KingBroly

He clearly turned his opponents into Yoshi eggs.

Posted by Blair

See?  This is the kind of news I love.  
 
Keep it coming guys.  E3 is bound to impress us all.

Posted by JeffGoldblum

Brad never sleeps!

Edited by Spacetrucking

I found this through KB's twitter feed. I can't tell if it's an amazing PhotoShop or an insane real deal: 

Posted by sagarat

Mario-advertising is cool and all, but I nearly fell asleep during that 1:14 video clip of Nascar "Racing".

Posted by shatteringlast
@Killjoi said:
" I found this through KB's twitter feed. I can't tell if it's an amazing PhotoShop or an insane real deal: 

"
It was entered into Kotakus photoshop contest last week, and it got some love. 
 
Logano had a BEAST car this week, and he's gotten a bunch of new fans for calling out Kevin Harvicks wife for "wearing the firesuit in the family". Friggin hilarious! 
 
Also a little fix on the stat: He set the record for most consecutive victories at the same track from the pole. 3 times. Good stuff! 
 
On that note, Go Jeff Burton!
Posted by FunExplosions

Someone needs to make a ModNation Racers sponsored Nascar race car in ModNation Racers.

Edited by Kajaah117
@Killjoi said:

" I found this through KB's twitter feed. I can't tell if it's an amazing PhotoShop or an insane real deal: 

"
I lost it when I saw the "withastick" decal. Kevin Butler has perfect comedic timing.
Edited by GreatDane

Nascar?? Only in America.  
  
 No thanks, I take my Le Mens and my Formula 1.

Posted by Lydian_Sel

Maybe it's just because I'm Australian but this still makes no fucking sense to me. Strange days indeed.

Posted by s10129107

They should have played the mario star music as he came around the last lap.  

Posted by nail1080

Some one has to turn this thread into a NASCAR GIANTBOMB PHOTOSHOP THREAD now!!!

Posted by NathHaw

I love when Brad posts his occasional NASCAR stories.  Kinda wish I still had time to watch racing from time to time.

Posted by ROBdaMOB
@Lydian_Sel: lol no as an american id rather watch rally, grand prix or drifting then nascar
Edited by Piranesi

When we see a NASCAR with a slighly age inappropriate manga girl on the bonnet and Eric Cartman down the side, the Forza / real-life barrier will finally be broken.
Posted by JackiJinx

This is the only time that I enjoy NASCAR.

Posted by Burns098356GX
@Landon said:
" They should have a Nascar 11 themed Nascar. "
EA doesn't own the NASCAR license anymore. Thank Christ.
Posted by MrKlorox

Am I the only one who sees it as a Gamestop themed car and not a Mario themed car? That fact makes this even less interesting than NASCAR is by itself.

Posted by the_purgatory_station

ughh southern brad shoemaker sharing this filth ;)
 
you took 1 minute away from my life, i want it back.  oh i'll probably just waste it anyway.

Posted by cyber95

I don't think that NASCAR is all bad.  I mean, it's got the occasional spectacular crash.  The problem is waiting for those to happen.

Posted by Jerome85

It's not odd at all. He's been running video game paint schemes in the nationwide series for over a year now.  Aside from help pay for the team it looks like the sponsorship with the 20 year old gamer is doing what it intended to do since you have posted a news article of almost every paint scheme in the past season and a half.

Posted by jakob187

Blame the blue turtle shell.

Posted by Krystal_Sackful

I don't see why everybody hates Nascar. Sure it's boring, but that doesn't seem to explain the acrid hate it gets.

Posted by Claude

I wish he would take that car to the Sprint Series. That would be awesome.

Posted by Babymauler
@Krystal_Sackful: Because it takes up all the TV time so WRC, Le Mans, F1, V8 Supercars (Add in any racing not NASCAR related) gets zero air time in the US. I watch WRC all the time online and it boggles my mind how it does not catch on in the states. More action in rally than there ever is in nascar. 
Posted by MisterMouse

meh not too interested in nascar. How many people are interested in a nascar game?

Posted by MeatSim

Can we get a Giant Bomb sticker on the side of that car?

Posted by PlasmaMachine

It wasn't easy for Mr. Logano to get the GameStop car; he had to endure a dealer giving him wrong information, a warranty on top of an already existing warranty, and  paying down payments on a bunch of future cars he knows he doesn't really want to drive, only for the exclusive paintjobs and rudimentary parts.

Posted by Mariorules85

If this win by Joey Logano is any indication, then we might be seeing a Nintendo win at E3.

Posted by rentfn

never??

Posted by Rasgueado

Don't really see those things going together.

Posted by Riotisonfire

OH MY GOD. greatness.