NASCAR FAMILIES ARE DIALED IN
NASCAR FAMILIES ARE DIALED IN
After visits to the Texas Motorspeedway and the Kansas Speedway, I’m on the ground in Richmond for the Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is For Lovers.
Speaking of love, one of the things that have been great about visits to two great NASCAR tracks, is seeing how many families love going to the track together. Yes, indeed, a NASCAR racing weekend is a family affair.
As many of us know that follow NASCAR, one of the great things about our sport is the great access the fans get to meet their heroes that mix it up each race weekend. In fact, two of the highlights of my excellent NASCAR adventure have been witnessing Sprint Cup driver appearances at the FanVision trailer. In Texas, the driver of the #38 car, David Guililand, took time out of a busy Saturday to sign autographs and take picture with his fans. And after many of the smiling fans went through the line, they came up to me and said thanks for having David at our trailer to say hi to NASCAR fans…old and young.
In Kansas, another fan favorite, Casey Mears, graciously stopped by with hero cards he was signing for the fans. In fact, Casey’s appearance was so popular, that he ran out of his hero cards and starting signing FanVision promo cards so the fans would not be disappointed. A highpoint of the Casey’s appearance was the indescribable smile on a young fan being held up by his grandmother for a picture with #13.
Of course, one of the things that fans and drivers have in common is the love for NASCAR and the sights and sounds (or should I say, roar?) of a race weekend. But there’s something else that many of them do each weekend, in the stands and on pit row.
For David and Casey, they use the controller to check in on race day statistics during practices and qualifying. In addition, their families are dialing in to the race action of those that they love with a FanVision controller.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love talking to NASCAR fans. Last weekend in Kansas, I had the opportunity to survey a number of fans about the features they like about the FanVision controller. As expected, so many fans said they love being able to have the live race at their fingertips, along with the in-car cameras and instant replays. One little boy told me he loved seeing the “smash and bang” replayed on his controller. And a husband wife said that they loved sharing the controller, as she wants to watch the race and replays, while the husband loves checking out the action around the track, while listening to the drivers on the audio scanner. Sounds like a marriage made in NASCAR heaven! I also asked a fan in Texas if they always choose their three favorite drivers to follow? The response was very funny. The fan at said, yes, he follows his favorite drivers, but he also follows a driver that he despises. I think we’ll leave it at that…
Trying to be humble, it’s clear that both NASCAR teams and fans are really enjoying the FanVision experience. However, let’s be clear about one thing: FanVision’s goal is to provide a great fan experience, week in and week out. Last but not least, FanVision loves being part of the NASCAR family and experience.
Until next time, remember…winners don’t wait for chances…they take them!