Fans can watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway live online and see if Jeff Gordon can end his career with a bang.
On Sunday, the Ford EcoBoost 400 will determine which of the four remaining title contenders will win the Cup this year. Standing in Gordon’s way from a fairy tale exit to his NASCAR career are the other title contenders — Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr, and reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick.
For Jeff Gordon, it is a chance to win his fifth championship the same day his 23-year career comes to a close. And he is off to a good start, turning in the top 10-lap average on Saturday.
“The very first run that final practice was great. I felt really good about it,” Gordon said according to USA Today.
Jeff Gordon chases 5th championship in final ride of NASCAR career before retirement: https://t.co/7EMXe95ZMK pic.twitter.com/snQjPm2XHO
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) November 22, 2015
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway kicks off at 3 p.m. on NBC, but fans will also be able to watch the Ford EcoBoost 400 live online both on the computer and through NASCAR’s mobile app (links available below).
As the Miami Herald noted, Sunday’s race is not just about Jeff Gordon celebrating his storied career. He wants to win.
“After 23 seasons, 796 races, four championships, 93 race wins, 81 poles, three Daytona 500 victories and $150 million in winnings, as well as countless charity, TV and corporate appearances that propelled the once regional racing series into the sports world big-time, Gordon has plenty to celebrate. But the 44-year-old is not quite ready to call it a career. He has some unfinished business. His last championship was 14 years ago. He desperately wants to go out on top with an ending befitting a living legend.”
NBC analyst Steve Letarte said Sunday’s race could go to any of the Chase 4 contenders, saying they are all viewing it as a must win.
“If you win, nobody else can do anything to change your outcome,” he said, adding, “It would shock me if it doesn’t take a win to take this championship.”
— Hendrick Motorsports (@TeamHendrick) November 22, 2015
Fans who want to watch the NASCAR race at Homestead-Miami Speedway live online will actually have plenty of options, with NASCAR opening up new ways for fans to watch the race. Those who want to catch all the action on television will actually have an afternoon’s worth of coverage, starting with Countdown to the Green on NBC at 1:30 p.m., followed by the Ford EcoBoost at 3 p.m.
Viewers will also be able to watch the NBCSN Hot Pass, which features a simultaneous live feed with different camera angles on the remaining four drivers and with in-car cameras available through the NASCAR Mobile app RaceBuddy. The app also has a live leaderboard, in-car audio, and a host of other features not available online or on television.
NASCAR has made strides to increase its access, giving fans more ways to watch the race.
“Presenting new and engaging race content in a live format allows us to deliver greater value to our fans by amplifying their opportunities to consume NASCAR events,” said Tim Clark, managing director of digital platforms for NASCAR Digital Media. “With the multitude of options from both NASCAR and NBC, fans can watch from numerous viewpoints at the same time, giving them a front-row seat to what will certainly be an action-packed championship race.”
Those fans who want to watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship live online can click here for streaming video of the Ford EcoBoost 400 through NBC Sports Live Extra.
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