05.15.2014Personal Tech

Verizon IndyCar Series: Test Driving the IndyCar 2014 App

We asked Tony Donohue, a producer and on-air host known as Tony D. at 1070TheFan Radio, to take the IndyCar 14 app for a test drive around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the racing series kicked off with the inaugural Grand Prix. He took along a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet we provided to check out all the action – and he also attended our invite-only network tour where we shared our behind-the-scenes fan support story.

This month of May has a different feeling to it here in Indy. With the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis getting the month kicked off, a flurry of activity at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has kept us all busy halfway through the month. As the 33 drivers prepare for the most important race of the year, fans, media, drivers and teams can follow all the action closer than ever throughout the activity from the Speedway.

Thanks to Verizon, now the title sponsor of the IndyCar series, a faster, more in-depth way to follow your favorite racing series was born.

You remember that time you came to a concert or a sporting event, but couldn't get the right connection to send a photo to your best friend or to send out a tweet telling everyone you were there? Well, Verizon has taken over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to ensure all race fans can get that all important, up-to-the-minute update out on all social media platforms. Whether you sit high atop turn three for the Indianapolis 500, or don't want to miss the non-stop action on the front stretch, you can stay connected with Verizon’s 4G LTE network coverage.

With more than 200 antennas set up around the 2.5 mile oval and some stellar network support, you can be up to speed in a fast-paced IndyCar world. Verizon has worked for more than a year to give IndyCar fans what they want: non-stop and up-to the-minute updates from the speedway.

If you haven't downloaded the Verizon IndyCar 2014 app, what are you waiting for? With live leaderboards during all sessions with up-to-the-second speeds, lap times and intervals, you will stay in the know, whether it's your first time at the track, or you're attending your 25th Indy 500. Get a close-up look at the app in this short video:

In the palm of your hands, you can catch live, in-car cameras, driver audio and leader boards, plus check out great photos, articles and run a live stream of all things IndyCar on your Twitter timeline.

With speeds reaching 230 mph's in qualifying this weekend for the Indianapolis 500, check out the Verizon Wireless IndyCar 14 app to keep you current with the pole that we will see during qualifying this weekend.

Want to be the person in the know from the grandstands during the race? Keep up to date and listen in to the IMS Radio Network broadcast, driver scanners and live leaderboards during this year's Indy 500 and every race in the remainder of the Verizon IndyCar Series season.

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