NASCAR NEXTEL FanView to Carry Live Original Content from ESPN and SPEED
Nextel and NASCAR announced an initiative that will bring NASCAR NEXTEL Cup
Series fans even closer to the action through NASCAR NEXTEL FanView. Beginning
this weekend at New Hampshire International Speedway, NASCAR NEXTEL FanView
devices will carry live broadcasts of ESPN’s “NASCAR Now” and SPEED’s
“NASCAR Trackside” throughout each NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race
weekend. In addition, SPEED also will provide recent episodes of “Survival of
the Fastest” and “Inside NEXTEL Cup” to enhance NASCAR NEXTEL FanView’s content
during non-active track periods.
NEXTEL FanView device, which has revolutionized the way fans follow their
favorite drivers and teams during races, now will offer in-depth and expanded
pre- and post-race trackside coverage. Broadcast times will vary each weekend,
depending on the practice, qualifying and race schedules. Live racing action
will not be interrupted to carry these shows.
NEXTEL FanView has been an incredibly popular innovation through its
unprecedented ability to connect fans at the track with their favorite drivers,”
said Dean Kessel, director of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series marketing for Sprint
Nextel. “Now fans at the track will be able to enjoy the most popular NASCAR
programming through this latest initiative.”
schedule of live television programming available on NASCAR NEXTEL FanView
300 at New Hampshire International Speedway is:
NEXTEL FanView, which was selected by TIME Magazine as one of the year’s best
inventions of 2006, is equipped with real-time race data and statistics. It
also boasts advanced features such as priority scanning, quick channel
selection by car number and an exclusive audio replay feature. In addition,
fans can choose to watch the live, in-house NEXTEL Vision video feed, or view
live, in-car cameras from up to seven different drivers. Fans also can monitor
driver progress through color graphics of real-time lap statistics, lap-by-lap
point standings, positions gained or lost since the last caution and more.
NEXTEL FanView is available for rent at the track through NASCAR NEXTEL FanView
haulers and Racing Electronics locations during NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race
weekends. The device also will be available for use during NASCAR Busch Series
and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events when they accompany NASCAR NEXTEL Cup
Series races. At $50 per day and $70 per weekend, NASCAR NEXTEL FanView rental
is comparable to the standard rate for most racing scanners and includes the
device, battery, charger (available only for weekend rentals), headset, carry
bag and neck lanyard.
NEXTEL FanView also is available to purchase for $369.95 at www.nextel.com/fanview
or by calling (800) 799-5921. Trackside, the device is available at Racing
Electronics locations and NASCAR NEXTEL FanView haulers for $415. The device
requires a $10 race-weekend activation fee for at-track use (not required for
rentals). Other accessories available for purchase include headset, lanyard,
carry bag, extra batteries and wall chargers ranging in price from $7.99 –
airs every Monday at 5:30 p.m. (EDT), Tuesday through Thursday at 6 p.m. (EDT)
and Sunday at 10 a.m. (EDT) on ESPN2. “NASCAR Trackside” airs on SPEED Friday
evenings live from the track during each NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race weekend.
Please check local listings.