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NASCAR, left turns, Keystone Light, yadda, yadda, yadda. Now that we've got the requisite good-natured ribbing of NASCAR fans out of the way, you've got to check out the impressive race coverage features in the latest official tie-in to America's biggest stock car racing tournament. NASCAR RaceView Mobile '13 is intended to be a "second screen" experience for watching the race on TV, providing a plethora of live information on drivers and vehicles.

But wait, there's more! In what might just be the first implementation of its kind, RaceView recreates live races in a virtual 3D environment, using telemetry to track individual racers and their relative positions in real time. It's sort of like watching your buddies play Daytona, except that in this case, your buddies are professional drivers who are doing it for real. Users can zoom in and out, select different racers easily, and keep an eye on the leaderboard. There's also a live audio broadcast of the current race and in-car audio feeds.

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Unfortunately, you'll need a subscription to enjoy the app - $4.99 a month or $39.99 a year. At that price you'd save a little for an entire year of race day coverage, but for the remaining NASCAR season, it makes more sense to go month-to-month. (Sprint unlimited customers: since Sprint is a major NASCAR sponsor, you can get access to the RaceView app for free, gratis, and nothing.) Early reviews of the app cite a slight delay in the syncing of the 3D tracking and the various audio feeds.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Mehmet Fatih YILDIRIM

    Need F1 version of this!

  • http://twitter.com/Pizentu Pizentu

    The best part is, is that its hackable. You can modify a car so that it uses a paint scheme you create. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVEkuV6U9t8

  • GraveUypo

    that's awesome. i have ALWAYS dreamed about something like this, since back in the enduro / super monaco GP days - watch a real real on a game / game-like interface.

    [edit] uh. subscription fees. count me out. maaaaaaaaaaaaaybe if we get a f1 version of this.

  • Craig

    I might have to become a NASCAR fan now. This looks sweet.

  • http://www.tekshop.us/ TekShop

    This is incredible. If I was a Nascar fan I would be all over this.

  • http://twitter.com/Dave_BG Dave Bg

    It is not free. It asks for money on the first run. Uninstalled it.

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