The road to victory lane.

By: Andy Choi
Manager - Corporate Communications

How Verizon plays a role in the largest single-day sporting event.

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On today’s episode of Up To Speed, host Andy Choi took viewers behind the scenes in Indy ahead of this weekend’s Indianapolis 500.

Andy spoke with Bud Denker, president of the Penske Corporation, about our involvement with the iconic race. “The investment in technology for us has been immense, and Verizon has been with us every step of the way,” Bud said. “As we were investing in the speedway, they were investing in the speedway – and now we have the largest 5G location of any motor sports complex in the world.”

He also discussed how Verizon’s 5G Multi-View technology – available on the official INDYCAR App – will give fans with a 5G-capable device up to seven unique live camera angles in high definition, ensuring them the best seat in the house, no matter where they are at the track.

Fans at home with a 5G device can algo get in on the action. When they visit, they can transport themselves onto the track and into the pit through an Augmented Reality portal via Verizon 5G Ultra Pass, powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband. These fans can control their view, choose their favorite angles or perspectives, and get a unique front-row-style viewing experience from the comfort of their home.

We also spoke with Roger Penske, founder and chairman of the Penske Corporation, who elaborated on the value of our 5G technology to Indy 500 fans: “People are watching sports today in a different way. We have found that our race fans enjoy the experience of a second screen so they can engage with content on a deeper level and get closer to the action.”

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