Advertisement

 SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) - Mario Andretti is helping PlayStation promote its new video game, Gran Turismo 6.
PlayStation is marking the launch of Gran Turismo 6 with the social video documentary ''First Love,'' which focuses on Andretti and the moment he fell in love with his 1948 Hudson Hornet.
The third chapter of the video documentary was posted to GT6firstlove.com on Monday. It explains the process of scanning a rebuilt Hudson Hornet for Gran Turismo 6 and showing the moment the car was presented to Andretti.
Andretti won the Indianapolis 500 in 1969 and went on to a long, brilliant career before he retired from IndyCar in 1994. He last got behind the wheel for a lap in 2003 when he tested a car for son Michael at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Andretti's car hit debris left when Kenny Brack's car hit the wall, sending his car flying through the air and flipping end over end. He walked away unhurt.
Guy W. Longworth, senior vice president of PlayStation Brand Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America, said Andretti was perfect to help PlayStation market Gran Turismo 6.
''He's somebody who's been incredibly successful in the business for decades and we wanted to partner with someone who's as passionate about race car driving as we are,'' he said. ''He was passionate about our program. He came up with some interesting ways to bring it to life. We couldn't have enjoyed working with him more.''
GT6 includes popular series such as the FIA GT Racing, Le Mans Series, World Rally Championship and NASCAR.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Bad Boy Off Road 300 Picks The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is back in action today with the Bad Boy Off Road 300. Here are some drivers we like for this NASCAR...
Thumbnail VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series is back in action tonight to compete in the VistiMyrtleBeach.com 300. Here are the...
Thumbnail UNOH 175 Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicks off the racing weekend with the UNOH 175. Here is a look at the odds to win this...
Thumbnail VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series drives under the lights this Saturday when drivers compete in the VistiMyrtleBeach.com 300. Here is a look at the...
Thumbnail Bad Boy Off Road 300 Odds The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series continues the first stage of the Chase for the Championship this weekend with the Bad Boy Off Road 300. Here is a look at the odds to...
More inNASCAR Articles  
Advertisement
Advertisement