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NASCAR Kart Racing

Ten "Outsiders" available to play as.

January 27, 2009—In addition to 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers, NASCAR Kart Racing players can take the wheel as one of 10 original animated characters known as “Outsiders”. Hit the off-road courses or take these “Outsiders” for a spin through classic NASCAR tracks like Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Dover International Speedway and Bristol Motorspeedway. Each “Outsider” hails from a racing background outside of NASCAR, providing a unique twist to the NASCAR Kart Racing experience. Players can choose from the following “Outsiders”:

Billy Backfire

Bobby Backfire

Kelly Kates

Linda Leadbetter

Maurice L’éclair

“Shakes” McDaniel

“Thriller” Tadwell

Monica Torres

Luke Trigger

Terri Winsome

NASCAR Kart Racing, the first and only NASCAR racing title available for the Wii, will ship to retailers in North America on February 10, 2009, just in time for the Daytona 500 and the official start of the 2009 NASCAR season. Designed exclusively for the Wii, NASCAR Kart Racing enables players to grab the steering wheel as a famed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, or as an “Outsider”, and speed through treacherous landscapes, wind around rocky cliffs, jump rivers and dodge falling boulders. Up to four players can go head-to-head, via split screen, in a mad dash to the checkered flag, making NASCAR Kart Racing an ideal game to play with family and friends.

Please visit to view the all-new video featuring the “Outsiders” and to access images of these 10 original animated characters.


Julie Michel



Rob Semsey

Sr. PR Manager


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