On May 24 the worlds of Mario Kart and NASCAR collided when Matt Kenseth raced 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 was outfitted with artwork from the game showing Mario defying gravity and racing upside-down.
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 Boomerang Flower.
For now, enjoy these pictures from the event.