Wednesday, February 11, 2009

NASCAR Kart Racing for Wii

On Tuesday, February 10th, just in time for Sunday's Daytona 500, EA Sports released a great new game for the Nintendo Wii called NASCAR Kart Racing. This is the first and only NASCAR game released for the Wii and it is rated "E" for everyone. Here are a few facts about the game from EA Sports:

~Choose from one of 14 professional NASCAR drivers, and race your way to the ultimate championship! Compete as Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Burton, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Kasey Kahne, Elliot Sadler, Joey Logano (unlockable through GameStop) or as the mystery unlockable NASCAR driver. Or, race as one of 10 new animated characters.

~Participate in intense, head-to-head racing for up to four players via split screen. Keep the pedal to the metal to come out on top of the 12 car field

~Speed across 24 unique race layouts to experience a vast range of exhilarating terrain including deserts, freeways, back roads, canyons, junkyards and more. Race through areas surrounding four popular NASCAR tracks: Daytona, Talladega, Dover and Bristol. Each track can be reversed to provide two different racing experiences.

We are major NASCAR fans in my house, and we got our advance copy just in time for my trip to Blissdom09, so the boys would have something cool to do while mom was away!

So while I was away they fired up the Wii and put their NASCAR hats on and off they went. They had a blast! We have several driving, racing type games and this is BY FAR the easiest and most fun to play! I love that 4 people can play together, when you have 4 kids that really comes in handy. The boys loved that they could "become" their favorite drivers as they played. The drivers they chose were Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Bush and Jeff Gordon. Needless to say, there is some fierce competition in our house on race day! Even my 11 year old daughter had fun playing and she could care less about NASCAR, she chose her car cause she likes M & M's not because she likes the driver!

This great game retails for $39.99, which I think is very reasonable. I have paid much more for games I didn't like half as much as this one.

The great people at EA Sports have given me 3 copies NASCAR Kart Racing to give to my loyal readers!

This giveaway will end on Sunday, February 22 at 5 pm EST, (the start of the Auto Club 500 race) Here's what you need to do to enter my giveaway

Main Entry: You must complete ALL parts to be eligible ~ Leave a separate comment for each.
~Go to the NASCAR Kart Racing site here, click on the drivers tab and give me the name of one of the "outsiders" drivers. Leave the name in your comment. (please go look and don't just copy someone else's answer)
~Go to the EA Sports site here, and tell me another game EA sports makes for the Wii. Leave the name of a game in your comment. (please go look and don't just copy someone else's answer)
~Subscribe to my blog via reader (panda in upper right sidebar). Leave a comment.
~Follow my blog (left sidebar). Leave a comment.

Bonus Entries
~Tell me who your favorite NASCAR driver is. Leave a comment. (FYI, mine is Jimmie Johnson)
~Stumble or Digg this post. Leave a comment.
~Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment.
~Tweet this contest. Copy and paste this tweet “Win a copy of the great new EA Sports NASCAR Kart Racing game for the Wii from @CraftyMamaof4 please RT”. You can do this once a day, leave a comment each day. Leave a link to your tweet in your comment.
~Grab my blog button and put it on your blog. Leave a link to your blog in comment.
~Help me win a laptop from by following the instructions here. Leave a comment.

US entries only please. Please make sure to leave a valid email address or your Twitter ID in each of your comments. I will not hunt you down if you win. If you do not follow the entry requirements as stated above, your entry will be invalid, so please make sure you read the directions carefully :) This contest will end at 5 pm EST, Sunday, February 22nd. The winner will be chosen by and will be notified via email or Twitter DM. The winner will also be posted on this blog. The winner has 48 hrs from the time of the posting to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.


lynnae said...

I'm going to have to try hard to win this one! We are huge NASCAR fans, and my son would just about die for this game!

So, for the first comment: Kelly Kates

lynnae said...

My favorite driver is Junior, of course. My husband likes Jeff Gordon, my son likes whoever is winning, and my daughter likes Jaimie McMurray. :-)

lynnae said...

And tweeted.

It's getting late, so I'll have to do the rest tomorrow. Can you tell I really want this? LOL

Great contest!

KelliClaypool said...

Here are my contest entry answers:

1. Outsider driver: Kelly Kates (had to pick that one because I share the name)

2. Other EA Sports Games: Celebrity Sports Showdown

3. I have subscribed to your RSS feed.

4. I am following your blog (KelliClaypool)

5. I am a HUGE Dale Jr fan. However, I also like Edwards.

6. I am and have been following you on Twitter. In fact, RT your posts about winning a laptop.

7. Tweeted your message:

Thank you for the running this contest. It's has been fun. Would love to win this game for my son...his b-day is just a few weeks away. :)

Thanks again!

Michelle said...

I have your button but the picture isn't showing up any suggestions??

Anissa Mayhew said...

Subscribed (but I've been really bad about reading lately, it's been a long week!)

Donna said...

I put your button on my blog.

Ali said...

I tweeted your entry, but I can't figure out how to get the url to the tweet. I am still learning twitter..

PRamble said...

I'm not so much a Nascar fan but my son sleeps and breaths it. I'd have to say in support of him Jimmie Johnson.

PRamble said...

We already have Madden NFL 09 and my kiddos just love this one. Ofcourse cause Favre is on the cover! ;)

Stu_Pidaso said...

Another Game made by EA Sports:NCAA Basketball 09

Stu_Pidaso said...

I am a subscriber to your blog via reader

Stu_Pidaso said...

My fav drivers are Jr, Stewart, Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton, Carl Edwards....heck I like more of them than I don't

Stu_Pidaso said...

I re-tweeted your post about this contest

Stu_Pidaso said...

I am now following you on twitter and am lookig forward to reading your tweets!

Stu_Pidaso said...

I dug you

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