NASCAR offers free 20-minute Daytona 500 preview via Apple’s iTunes Store

Available now via Apple’s iTunes Store, “NASCAR has put together a free, 20-minute preview of this year’s Daytona 500, which will be run on Sunday and can be seen on NBC. Also worthy of note is that it is placing this in the category of ‘NASCAR 2006 Races’ which could imply that further content could be forthcoming for the remainder of the long season, which runs through November. How much content will remain to be seen, but this is an interesting use of the technology,” Radical Bender reports for TuneVision.

Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews reader “Radical Bender” himself for the heads up.]

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17 Comments

  1. I don’t get the NASCAR lifestyle.

    But Turd Ferguson wants to know if they have any money.

    I think they do spend what little they do on anything NASCAR related.

    Heck, their idea of a retirement plan is PowerBall.

    Yes, something tells me NASCAR people spent a lot of money on NASCAR stuff.

    Cha Ching Apple. Cash in on that cow.

  2. I thought everyone had already agreed to call it the iTunes Media Store? No?

    Second, Tony Stewart is a fat slob.

    Third, don’t be surprised with the NASCAR entry, they’ll do anything to monetize their business.

    Fourth, didn’t anyone remember that Pixar is coming out with a movie called “CARS”?!? While the movie storyline isn’t about NASCAR, they did send a group of their animators to Daytona last year.

  3. To Turd Furguson and Megame: NASCAR is the fastest-growing spectator sport in America. There must be a lot more than Bubbas and Earls watching.

    Would you be as quick to give the finger or stereotype all basketball or baseball fans? By some estimates, NASCAR is bigger than either of those.

    We like to bitch and complain about people who bring up outdated arguments against Macs, but don’t think a thing about trotting out 40-year-old stereotypes to show how “above” all this rednecky NASCAR stuff we are.

    Think different, y’all.

  4. Random Guy wrote –

    “To Turd Furguson and Megame: NASCAR is the fastest-growing spectator sport in America. There must be a lot more than Bubbas and Earls watching.”

    I’m sorry, but I must point out the logical fallacy you are commiting as you appeal to common practice. Just because a bunch of people like Nascar doesn’t make it the standard for sports.

    “Would you be as quick to give the finger or stereotype all basketball or baseball fans? By some estimates, NASCAR is bigger than either of those.”

    Again, you continue your fallacious argument. Besides, I’m not attesting to the greatness of basball or basketball either.

    “We like to bitch and complain about people who bring up outdated arguments against Macs, but don’t think a thing about trotting out 40-year-old stereotypes to show how “above” all this rednecky NASCAR stuff we are.”

    Dude, I grew up within 15 minutes of Charlotte, NC the home of Nascar. Don’t sit there and lecture me over stereotypes. Personally, Nascar racing is about as appealing as watching paint dry. I suppose by your same line of reasoning that we should all harold the great spectator sport of fighting chickens, or am I still thinking I am too lofty for such things?

    Just think, y’all.

  5. Turd:

    I LIVE in Charlotte, NC.

    My point was that the sheer numbers indicate it’s not all inbred Southern hicks watching, as your post seemed to me to imply. If I misread what you said, I apologize.

    Espeically since NASCAR is the home team here, what seemed to be a thinly-veiled dismissal of all race fans rubbed me the wrong way. Don’t like NASCAR? That’s cool. But to dismiss a sport by dissing its fans is a tad snarky for me.

    I’m not sure where that “fighting chickens”comment is coming from, or how it’s relevant to the discussion. And by the way, you meant to say “herald,” not “harold.”

    On a “say something nice” note, I do think Turd Furguson is a pretty cool forum handle. I’ve always thought Norm McDonald’s Burt Reynolds was an underappreciated highlight of SNL. Kudos for recognizing it.

    Think Positive.

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