Wii Fit Waves the Green Flag in Both Indy and Charlotte
Sunday, May 25 is the biggest day in auto racing. It begins with the Indy 500 in Indianapolis and ends in Charlotte with NASCAR’s only 600-mile race. That’s 1,100 miles of racing by the best drivers in the world, watched by tens of millions of race fans.
Fitness and stamina are integral to success in racing, and this year two top drivers will be piloting cars that promote Wii Fit, the revolutionary new game from Nintendo for the popular Wii console that combines fun and fitness. Wii Fit offers more than 40 aerobic, yoga, strength training and balancing exercises and allows users to track their progress and fitness goals day-by-day.
Wii Fit launched this week, and has already been featured on the “Today” show, “Good Morning America,” CNN, even “Saturday Night Live.” Be sure to check out the Wii Fit car at the following times this weekend!:
—Alex Lloyd will drive the Wii Fit #16 Dallara Honda in the Indy 500, which starts at 9 am PDT/12 noon EDT and is broadcast on ABC. Lloyd, a native of Great Britain, makes his Indy 500 debut in Sunday’s race. Last year Lloyd was the Indy Lights champion, winning eight races, and he’s the only driver in the field to win on both the oval and road course at Indy. He won both last year in the Indy Pro Series.
—Racing legend Sterling Marlin will drive the #40 Dodge in the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600, substituting for the injured Dario Franchitti. The green flag waves at 2 pm PDT/5 pm EDT on Fox. A native of Tennessee, Marlin is a two-time winner of the Daytona 500 and has won ten NASCAR Cup races and has more than 200 top-ten finishes.