The Samsung Mobile 500 will get underway at the Texas Motor Speedway tonight, but if you aren’t home you can’t watch the race unless you’re a Sprint Android user. NASCAR cut out their other fans in an exclusive deal with the company that owns the naming rights to their Sprint Cup Series, the sport’s premier league.
I hate when sports do this to their fans. The NFL did the same thing with an exclusive deal with DirecTV and the NFL Sunday Ticket. You can only watch if you’re a DirecTV customer and use an iPad. But at least any iPad user can watch the games.
To watch NASCAR with the best possible app, race fans must subscribe to Sprint, the smallest of the national mobile carriers.