Firestone is giving fans the opportunity to race Mario Andretti, the greatest race car driver of all time, as part of a five-week series of video posts on social media.
As today's IndyCar drivers prepare to compete in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28, Andretti will challenge followers of Firestone for the second straight year to race him as they perform fun, everyday tasks.
The Race Andretti program will feature four challenges, including The Keychain 500, in which fans can race Mario in adding a key to a key ring, The Can Opener 500, The Egg Peel 500 and The Chopsticks 500, a challenge to play the famous piano tune. It will culminate on June 11.
"Firestone has created another series of fun challenges to help all of us get back into race mode for the Indy 500," said Andretti. "I love a good competition and I'm looking forward to seeing fans push themselves to perform these tasks like never before."
To participate in the Race Andretti contest, fans must visit www.RaceAndretti.com to access Andretti's challenge videos before posting their own videos on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtags #RaceAndretti and #Contest.
One grand prize winner will earn a selection of Firestone merchandise and a social media follow from Andretti. The satisfaction of being "followed by Mario" is a rare feat considering the champion driver rarely followed anyone across the finish line, taking the checkered flag 111 times during his storied, five decade-long career, according to Firestone.
For more information about the Race Andretti contest, visit www.RaceAndretti.com.