Periscope goes to the races

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Young drivers are already using Periscope during Saturday night dirt track races, according to a recent article from beyondtheflag.com:

Periscope Could Change The Landscape Of NASCAR Forever
Off the track, NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt, Jr. recently used Periscope “to give fans an exclusive look at his life on three different occasions,” according to sportingnews.com. And nascartalk.nbcsports.com reported that Earnhardt “has elicited some help on what to do on Periscope from teammate Jimmie Johnson.”

“I’ve just been experimenting, playing with it,” reported NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, according to a recent post at wlfi.com, where he added: “I’m having fun with it.”

However, Beyond the Flag continued:

“If NASCAR was smart, they would begin to utilize this kind of technology on the track as well as off,” according to the news and fan community site. Have pit crews broadcast live from the drivers pit box to give an update on their strategy, give fans a question and answer session during pace laps of a race, or even let fans join their favorite driver in an up close and personal look at their victory lane celebrations.

For now, most of the Periscope streams with titles including “NASCAR” seem to be coming from fans. Here is a glance at related tweets:

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