IndyCar’s Simon Pagenaud’s Must-have Apps

After finishing third in the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship and collecting his first two series victories in 2013, IndyCar’s Simon Pagenaud continues to stay ahead of the pack in 2014. A driver for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Pagenaud has already won one race and has had five top-five finishes in the first eight races this season. We caught up with him before the dual races in Detroit, where he shared his #musthaveapps.

  • WRC – I check the World Rally Championship (WRC) app on my phone almost daily. I love rally racing, and it’s my way to keep in touch with what they’re doing. I love how spectacular the racing is; watching the videos on that app allows me to feel like I’m part of the action.
  • Market Millionaire – I’m a stock market nerd. Market Millionaire is a virtual stock market exchange game that allows you to invest in the stock market without actually investing a dime. At the start of the game you are given a lump of play money with which you can buy your own stock and simulate the real market. It’s real-time with the actual stock market, so it’s a simulation. I check every day to see how my stocks are doing.
  • CNBC – This app gives me alerts on the stock market so I can check how my real stocks are doing.
  • iTranslate: The Apple iTranslate app has Russian and Portuguese language options. I originally downloaded it to talk with my former race team owner and mentor Gil de Ferran in Portuguese. This year, when my teammate Mikhail Aleshin came onboard, I added Russian. Now I can send them texts in their own languages.
  • Zillow – I travel a lot for racing, and I like to check out the housing market wherever I go. I love real estate and houses, so I’m always checking stuff in whatever city I end up racing in. 

What are your favorite apps? Let us know on Twitter at @VZWnews or @VZWSharon.

This is part of the Verizon Wireless “Must-have Apps” series, which provides insights into the apps that people use every day to embrace the mobile lifestyle.