NASCAR have today announced that they have partnered with You Tube, in order to offer full race replays through the service for fans to watch for free. According to NASCAR, full replays of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup broadcasts will be available at youtube.com/nascar each week following the event.
“Having full NASCAR races on YouTube for the first time will be a big win for fans around the world, letting them watch anywhere on any device” said YouTube’s Global Head of Sports Partnerships, Claude Ruibal. Indeed, fans from outside of the US will be able to watch the race on demand, which is quite a leap in terms of what the sport offering its fans on social platforms.
IndyCar did something similar on its YouTube channel for the 2012 season, however those races were only available to US residents as opposed to UK. Then once the races could be unblocked using proxy filters, they stopped uploading them altogether. IndyCar has returned to offering online video this year though with live streams of Practice sessions internationally.
As for NASCAR, you can watch last weekends Sylvania 300 race that took place in New Hampshire right now at their YouTube channel.