Charlotte Motor Speedway, Panasonic Test Enhanced Wi-Fi Access for Select Seating Sections During Bank of America 500 Weekend

Panasonic WiFi modules on the front stretch fence

-- For Immediate Release -- Panasonic and Charlotte Motor Speedway will test Everest™ Network Ultra-high density Wi-Fi access for race fans in select front stretch seating areas during this weekend’s Bank of America 500; Fans who are notified of their opportunity for enhanced Wi-Fi can download the speedway app and the NASCAR app to optimize their race-day experience through faster speeds, streaming video and driver telemetry

CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2017) – Charlotte Motor Speedway and Panasonic have teamed up to test Everest™ Network Ultra-high density Wi-Fi access for race fans in select front stretch seating areas during the Bank of America 500 race weekend.

Panasonic’s experimental Wi-Fi package is part of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s efforts to enhance race-day fan involvement and entertainment while attending the Bank of America 500, NASCAR’s homecoming showcase of speed, excitement and unforgettable playoff drama.

Race fans who receive advance notification of their optimized Wi-Fi opportunity can select #FREE RACE FAN WI-FI under Wi-Fi options on their mobile devices – then download the Charlotte Motor Speedway and NASCAR apps to enjoy benefits including:
Streaming “Trackside Live” shows from their seat
Receiving real-time updates on driver appearances and schedules
Tracking driver position and telemetry
Listening to live driver audio and in-car camera views.

This weekend marks the first NASCAR event in the country to demonstrate Panasonic’s Everest™ Network Ultra-high density Wi-Fi capable of handling fans capturing, sharing, connecting and live streaming content.

Introduced in April, Everest is the first Wi-Fi solution engineered from the ground up to overcome the challenges of serving thousands of people simultaneously in Ultra-high density environments. The technology seeks to transform the fan experience by addressing the needs of some of the largest and most demanding racing venues.

Fans are encouraged to provide feedback regarding the Wi-Fi test by using the Charlotte Motor Speedway app.

TICKETS: Fans can buy tickets to this weekend’s Bank of America 500 by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267), visiting the ticket office or accessing Adult Bank of America 500 tickets are also good for admission to Saturday night’s Brad Paisley concert at zMAX Dragway presented by Wrangler and Nationwide saluting the JR Nation Appreci88ion Tour.

KEEP TRACK: Fans can connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway by following on Twitter and Instagram or become a Facebook fan. Keep up with all the latest news and information with the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.


John Davison

Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.

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Volume 2017, Issue 9, Posted 5:13 PM, 10.04.2017