Microsoft and 343 Industries are teaming up with Hendrick Motorsports and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to put Spartan Locke and Master Chief up against each other at the Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR event on the 18th October.
Running at the Kansas Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88) and Jamie McMurray (No. 1) will drive Locke and Chief inspired cars in the hunt for the
343 Industries studio head, Kiki Wolfkill commented
We’re thrilled to partner with Hendrick Motorsports and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to have Halo 5: Guardians represented on the NASCAR track by two of its most exciting drivers. We have many NASCAR fans at the studio – myself included – and we’re excited to see both cars compete at Kansas Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports spoke about the partnership
The opportunity to team up with Microsoft and Xbox for the launch of Halo 5: Guardians is very unique. We’ve got a great partnership and it will be fun to highlight aspects of the game on the racetrack with our Master Chief paint scheme.
Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet SS for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates said
I’m excited to welcome Halo 5: Guardians to the NASCAR audience. I’ll be running, and representing, the Spartan Locke paint scheme on our car at the Kansas Speedway and look forward to bringing the excitement of the game to the race track.
Starting Oct. 8, fans can join the #HUNTthe88 and #HUNTthe1 Twitter scavenger hunt sweepstakes to uncover the Halo 5: Guardian’s inspired paint schemes. Earnhardt (@DaleJr) and McMurray (@jamiemcmurray) will tweet a clue to the first piece of the puzzle as they encourage fans to help them find their newly painted rides.
For those not familiar, NASCAR is similar to Touring Car Championships only the cars are a lot more powerful, hold more advertising and only ever turn left in a big circle. While to most people it would be more exciting to watch paint dry, NASCAR is extremely popular in the USA.
Halo 5: Guardians is available globally on the 27th October exclusively on Xbox One. Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Editions go out a week earlier to allow for pre-loading.