NASCAR officials announced Wednesday the launch of a new digital broadcasting platform that will be home to live streaming events not typically covered by regular broadcast television.
Live event coverage will begin on Thursday from the quarter-mile dirt oval at Daytona International Speedway with AMA action. FansChoice.tv will be the official home for AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track events in 2014.
The site also will provide coverage of selected IMSA and NASCAR’s touring and weekly series events, including the Whelen Modified Tour.
“This is a great opportunity to bring all the action from the track right to the fans,” Michael Gentry, chief operating officer for AMA Pro Racing said in a release. “FansChoice.tv is a revolutionary platform that gives race fans all over the world unprecedented access to watch their favorite series wherever we race. This is fantastic news for all of our AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track fans.”
The FanChoice.tv site will offer fans multiple coverage viewpoints with live timing and scoring for events and audio directly from the tracks for no coast.
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks such as Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Lake County Speedway in Painesville, Ohio and Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash. have committed to live streaming of weekly events. At this point, none of the three NASCAR sanctioned short tracks in Connecticut will offer broadcasting of weekly shows on the site.
Stafford Motor Speedway chief operating officer and general manager Mark Arute said he learned of the new platform through news stories on Wednesday and was still gathering details on how it works. Thompson Speedway general manager Josh Vanada said he is looking into the track participating in the program.
“This really is going to be ‘Fan’s Choice,’” George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president of regional and touring series said. “The partnership between AMA Pro, IMSA and NASCAR means the fans will have access to more racing than ever before. They will be able to choose from a variety of series and tracks, and be able to follow their favorite drivers virtually wherever they race.”