User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Andretti helps PS promote Gran Turismo 6

New Sportsbook.com customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

   

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) - Mario Andretti is helping PlayStation promote its new video game, Gran Turismo 6.

Advertisement
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.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure
Rosberg expects another tight race
Sponsorship woes put Swan in doubt
IndyCar drivers calmer after tempers
Wallace showing improvement in Trucks
Safety Highway to sponsor Nationwide
IndyCar driver Saavedra fined $10K
Red Bull appeal rejcted for Ricciardo
Hendrick up front, even without wins
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!