NASCAR, along with AMA Pro Racing and IMSA, announced today the launch of FansChoice.tv, a website that will live stream races that are not covered by broadcast television. NASCAR has announced that the website will provide coverage of select NASCAR touring and weekly series events.
“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.”
FansChoice.tv will carry select NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Whelen and Whelen Southern Modified Tour races, as well as off-track events such as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards and NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards in December.
Several NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks already have committed to live streaming their weekly events, including Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Lake County Speedway in Painesville, Ohio, and Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash. Fans will have the ability to select from multiple cameras positioned around the tracks during these events.
One of the concerns expressed is that NASCAR has left out the Canadian Tire Series in their coverage package. However, that could be worked out in the future if they were to reach an agreement with NCAT’s television partner TSN.
The first event on the website kicks off this weekend with AMA Pro Flat Track racing, beginning on Thursday from the quarter-mile dirt oval at Daytona International Speedway (opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 p.m. ET). Coverage of DAYTONA 200 Week will continue with both AMA Pro Flat Track and AMA Pro Road Racing Divisions on Friday, and will conclude with the 73rd running of Daytona 200 for AMA Pro Road Racing set for Saturday at 1 p.m.
“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. “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.”