DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – New Smyrna Speedway has long been on the “must see” list for short-track race aficionados.
This year, a unique partnership between NASCAR, FansChoice.tv and Speed51.com will allow fans across the globe – and in the stands at the venerable .48-mile high-banked oval – to witness the action as never before.
In a special presentation format, FansChoice.tv powered by Speed51.com will broadcast eight nights of racing from the 49th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna (hashtag: #NewSmyrnaWS) from Feb. 13-21. The race action is highlighted by the track’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Div. I Super Late Models and will include a mix of live and same-day coverage.
“Racing in the Daytona Beach area, culminating with the DAYTONA 500, is a perfect kick off to the entire NASCAR season, and the opportunity to be able to bring fans everywhere the racing action from New Smyrna is a fantastic way to showcase the full breadth of NASCAR racing,” said George Silbermann, vice president of NASCAR regional and touring series. “Between Speedweeks at ‘The World Center of Racing’ and all the short-track action at New Smyrna, race fans will have the ability to watch over 110 hours of NASCAR racing – whether they’re sitting in the grandstands following along on their smart phones and tablets, or half a world away.”
Tickets are available for the entire week at NewSmyrnaSpeedway.org.
The live stream will feature a fully-produced race program by Speed51.com, including all the racing action, pit road reports and pre- and post-race interviews. The stream will feature six cameras. Veteran broadcaster Bob Dillner and Matt Kentfield will lead the Speed51.com team, which will also provide full-day live updates on NASCARHomeTracks.com through the Race Central Live powered by Speed51.
“Speed51.com and New Smyrna have had a fantastic relationship over nearly two decades, and we are pleased to be able to partner with NASCAR and FansChoice.tv to provide unprecedented coverage of one of short-track racing’s premier events,” said Dillner. “The World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing is a tremendous showcase for race teams and fans alike.”
The stream will be simulcast on NASCARHomeTracks.com and FansChoice.tv. NASCARHomeTracks.com is the official home for the NASCAR touring and weekly series. FansChoice.tv is entering its second year of providing a wide-range of online streaming of racing action including NASCAR, AMA Pro and IMSA Sports Cars.
The coverage will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET, on Friday, Feb. 13 with a full slate of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action. Live race coverage will be streamed on Monday, Feb. 16-Wednesday, Feb. 18, as well as the final night of racing, Saturday, Feb. 21. The finale will be highlighted by the Super Late Model 100.
On three other nights – Saturday, Feb. 14; Thursday, Feb. 19; and Friday, Feb. 20 – the stream will begin immediately following the conclusion of television coverage of the NASCAR racing at Daytona International Speedway. In addition, all of each night’s races will be available as ‘video on demand’ at 8 a.m. the following morning.
-NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com