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NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon pranks a poor, unsuspecting car salesman

NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon pranks a poor, unsuspecting car salesman

It was just a nice, winter's day over at Concord, NC. This poor salesman, Steve, from Troutman Motors didn't think much of it. Perhaps he'd make a few sales today, and then maybe he'd clock out around 5 and head home to his family. But no, Pepsi MAX and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon had a different plan in mind for the guy. Pepsi MAX disguised Jeff Gordon up to look like just an innocent customer looking to find his next set of wheels, but in reality, he was going to instill the fear of death into poor, ol Steve.

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YouTube reinstates Daytona Speedway crash video

YouTube reinstates Daytona Speedway crash video

Yesterday, a fan uploaded a video showing the effects of the terrifying aftermath of the DRIVE4COPD NASCAR race. Over 10 cars were involved in the wreckage, and 28 people in the audience were injured when debris from the cars flew towards their direction. Half of the 28 injured had to be taken to local area hospitals for their injuries, and the other half were treated at the care center located in the race track.

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NASCAR FanVision Controller hands-on

NASCAR FanVision Controller hands-on

NASCAR is one of the biggest and most popular spectator sports in the nation. They sell more seats and tickets than any single sporting event, have millions of fans, go extremely fast, and the sport uses some awesome technology that often gets missed in this world of smartphones and tablets. What you see below is the FanVision Controller that makes race day even more exciting. With live video, audio, instant replays and more read on to see how impressive this race day technology really is.

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FanVision displays NASCAR live event action over local network UHF

FanVision displays NASCAR live event action over local network UHF

If there's one thing we love about the current state of mobile devices, it's the innovation that's being ushered in by forward-thinking brands like event-specific handheld device group FanVision. With the FanVision Controller, these folks are bringing in in-depth information about the event they're covering with a device that's interactive, not just a tiny display, and connected to their data source via UHF. Believe it or not, the signals they're working with are an older technology than the mobile data your smartphone uses, but here at each live event they work with, it works one whole heck of a lot smoother.

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NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski talks the technology illusion up to Sprint Cup Series title

NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski talks the technology illusion up to Sprint Cup Series title

We had the opportunity to chat briefly with NASCAR driver and contender for the upcoming Sprint Cup Series title Brad Keselowski on the perception that NASCAR is devoid of technological innovation - and how false that perception is. As it turns out, for those of you unfamiliar with the way a driver interacts with his pit crew, there's been a massive amount of new technology appearing in NASCAR racing over the past few years. The driver is part of an experience now that's not just based on how well he or she can drive a car, but how well they're able to make use of the many technologies around them. NOTE: Our own Vincent Nguyen will be heading down to the pits at the Sprint Cup AdvoCare 500 this weekend - check below for details and watch Keselowski LIVE right along with us!

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