Driving a vehicle decorated with Mario Kart Wii logos and characters, race car driver Joey Logano and the No. 20 GameStop Toyota finished fifth at yesterday's Auto Club 500 race at the Auto Club Speedway. Commentators speculated that he would've placed much higher if he'd received more useful items instead of the banana peel at several critical item boxes.

Though he didn't finish first, the 19-year-old driver described the race as a significant victory for the team. "The first time I came here was last year and we sucked," said Logano. "We ran 35th to 40th the whole time. Last time we came here we ran probably 20th to 25th and this time around we were within the top 10 and sneaked out a top-five there at the end. You got to be pleased with that."

Logano's car displayed a BioShock 2 paint job last week at the Nationwide Series, when he disappointingly finished fifth after leading most of the race for 130 laps. GameStop will sponsor 21 of the racer's 35 races this season, with 19 of those left to go.