Your Pre-E3 Video Game-Related NASCAR Update

Posted by Brad (3332 posts) -

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? 
 
#1 Posted by Brad (3332 posts) -

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? 
 
#2 Edited by Sil3n7 (1199 posts) -

First....across the finish line.

#3 Posted by gunslingerNZ (1927 posts) -

Oh Brad, your southernness always shines through eventually!

#4 Posted by Landon (4164 posts) -

They should have a Nascar 11 themed Nascar.

#5 Posted by Capum15 (4987 posts) -

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.

#6 Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious (1641 posts) -

You look incredibly dashing in glasses Brad.

#7 Posted by KingBroly (1645 posts) -

He clearly turned his opponents into Yoshi eggs.

#8 Posted by Blair (2531 posts) -

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

#9 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -

Brad never sleeps!

#10 Edited by Spacetrucking (946 posts) -

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

#11 Posted by sagarat (35 posts) -

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

#12 Posted by shatteringlast (240 posts) -
@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!
#13 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

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

#14 Edited by Kajaah117 (1070 posts) -
@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.
#15 Edited by GreatDane (47 posts) -

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

#16 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2501 posts) -

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

#17 Posted by s10129107 (1209 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by nail1080 (1975 posts) -

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

#19 Posted by NathHaw (2802 posts) -

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

#20 Posted by ROBdaMOB (175 posts) -
@Lydian_Sel: lol no as an american id rather watch rally, grand prix or drifting then nascar
#21 Edited by Piranesi (452 posts) -

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.
#22 Posted by JackiJinx (3091 posts) -

This is the only time that I enjoy NASCAR.

#23 Posted by Burns098356GX (1366 posts) -
@Landon said:
" They should have a Nascar 11 themed Nascar. "
EA doesn't own the NASCAR license anymore. Thank Christ.
#24 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

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.

#25 Posted by the_purgatory_station (418 posts) -

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.

#26 Posted by cyber95 (50 posts) -

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.

#27 Posted by Jerome85 (258 posts) -

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.

#28 Posted by jakob187 (21755 posts) -

Blame the blue turtle shell.

#29 Posted by Krystal_Sackful (810 posts) -

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

#30 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

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

#31 Posted by Babymauler (46 posts) -
@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. 
#32 Posted by MisterMouse (3564 posts) -

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

#33 Posted by MeatSim (10938 posts) -

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

#34 Posted by PlasmaMachine (251 posts) -

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.

#35 Posted by Mariorules85 (33 posts) -

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

#36 Posted by rentfn (1288 posts) -

never??

#37 Posted by Rasgueado (719 posts) -

Don't really see those things going together.

#38 Posted by Riotisonfire (123 posts) -

OH MY GOD. greatness.

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