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Sprint Mobile’s NASCAR Coverage

I’m a NASCAR fan. I’m also a Sprint cell phone subscriber. I also have a data plan on my Sprint plan that allows me internet access on my smartphone. Because Sprint is the title sponsor for NASCAR’s top racing league…it used to be Winston Cup, then it was Nextel Cup, now it is the Sprint Cup….because of that, I naturally expected that the features built into my smartphone would give me excellent NASCAR coverage.

Not exactly…the coverage leaves a LOT to be desired. I am specifically looking at a news aggregator program on my phone called “On Demand”. I hit update, and it goes out and updates news, weather, sports, etc with current information. Then I drill down through sports, down through auto racing, then into the “NASCAR Insider” section.

Keep in mind, the third race of the 2008 season completed on Sunday. We’ve been through Daytona, Fontana, and Las Vegas and are headed into the fourth race in Atlanta this weekend. So what are the headlines in the NASCAR Insider? The same stories that were up just before and just after the Daytona 500… Nothing at all has been updated for either of the last two races.

No it’s not the end of the world. I just expected a bit more considering that Sprint is so heavily invested in NASCAR.

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March 4, 2008 - Posted by | sports | , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. I have the same gripe. I am a huge NASCAR fan. Been for 30 years. I renewed with Sprint this year and also upgraded to the data plan and purchased a HTC Touch phone. I assumed I was covered for the Nascar. No one at the Sprint store even knew about the Sprint Mobile back in January when I renewed. So here I sit with a high tech phone and data package to find out Sprint doese not offer the Nascar for my phone. I do have the lame OnDemand and Sprint TV which does not have live coverage. No matter what Sprint says. Very Frustrating to say the least.

    Comment by Kathy | March 7, 2008

  2. Exactly the same grip for me. Same phone and all..Whats up?

    Comment by Doug | March 9, 2008

  3. Im also looking for a news aggregator for my phone – Sprint – anyone? What options are there?

    Comment by Nascar Wrecks Fan | March 13, 2008


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