There’s an app for that: NASCAR Connect tests fan predictions


screen568x568There’s an app for that, and that includes an app that allows NASCAR fans to go up against NASCAR fans when it comes to race predictions. The new application is called NASCAR Connect, and it’s debuting on iOS this weekend, just in time for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway. The app is from OneUp Sports.

“We made it a priority this offseason to focus on enhancing and adding to our arsenal of mile apps and products and OneUp Sports has helped us do that,” NASCAR Digital Media Managing Director Colin Smith said. “NASCAR Connect gives fans another unique way to engage with NASCAR content and each driver while watching the live race broadcast.”

According to a release from NASCAR on Friday, this NASCAR Connect application will “allow fans to compete against each other using live event predictions.”

These predictions aren’t limited to those run-of-the-mill “pick a race winner” predictions, either. With the app, fans will able to make all kinds of predictions throughout the race

During the race, players will be able to win game tokens by selecting correct tiles with race-action descriptions.

“OneUp Sports is very excited about this launch and our partnership with NASCAR,” OneUp Sports CEO Daren Trousdell said. “Through NASCAR Connect, we are getting fans more involved with the action on their mobile devices. The game’s innovative style of play and engaging social features add new dimensions to watching live racing.”

OneUp also has apps featuring the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and PGA.

– screen shots courtesy of iTunes

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