Start your engines: Official NASCAR Windows 8 app launched

A few days ago, the official ESPN app for Windows 8 made its appearance in the Windows Store. Now, another large pro sports organization is giving Windows 8 "Modern" UI users a quick and easy way to find out the latest from their company.

The free and official NASCAR Windows 8 app is now available for download, allowing fans of the US stock car racing league access to news, videos and a full racing schedule. The app will also run on Windows RT devices such as the Surface tablet.

Unfortunately, the timing of this app's release is a little awkward as the 2012 NASCAR season has already been completed. Therefore, the app's main news stories at the moment are all about the "Champions Week" event that was held in Las Vegas earlier this week. That's when NASCAR gives out its awards to its best drivers of the past year. That includes the 2012 Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski. That means Windows 8 users will have to wait until late January before some hardcore NASCAR news comes down the pike.

NASCAR is one of the biggest pro sports organizations in the US and it appears to be one of the first to release an official app for Windows 8. Hopefully we will see more such apps released from other organizations like the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL. Well, maybe the NHL should wait until their hockey players and team owners can settle their current issues.

Source: Windows Store website | Image via NASCAR

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11 Comments

Xenon said,
Wow must be a REAL slow news day for this to make front page.

Better than "Facebook misinterprets picture of woman in bath as explicit"

I duno about this, am I the only one that doesn't like "apps" instead of full blown applications? It seems like a lot of apps are just websites rebadged as "apps" with sometimes less detail and info then you get on the same companies website... sure some add some stuff, but most of them seem to just be a rebadged website with some UI changes to look like a program

neufuse said,
I duno about this, am I the only one that doesn't like "apps" instead of full blown applications? It seems like a lot of apps are just websites rebadged as "apps" with sometimes less detail and info then you get on the same companies website... sure some add some stuff, but most of them seem to just be a rebadged website with some UI changes to look like a program

with that logic, huge percentage of ios and android apps are also duplicating content from main website with simple user-friendly UI

neufuse said,
I duno about this, am I the only one that doesn't like "apps" instead of full blown applications? It seems like a lot of apps are just websites rebadged as "apps" with sometimes less detail and info then you get on the same companies website... sure some add some stuff, but most of them seem to just be a rebadged website with some UI changes to look like a program

I agree they should offer more, but Microsoft is also big about HTML5 and Web Sites being 'Apps' inside the browser as well. Pulse for example.

Apps do offer features you do not get from a Web site, like the ability to Share specific information, videos, pictures, content.

The ability to search the web site from inside Windows 8, so you could type in Gordon, and Click Bing, Wikipedia, Nascar, News and check out all the information on your favorite racer without having to jump to several web sites.


This is why all the 'talk' about the stupid start screen being 'bad' and all the tech writers talking about how THEY do not understand or like Windows 8 has been a huge freaking waste of time for users like yourself.

Instead they could have been showing users the new features and why even simple Apps are good because you can search them inside Windows 8 instantly and all the other new usability modalities that Windows 8 introduces in new ways are good features and really freaking handy.

(Yes Neowin has cheated most users, because I don't think their writers/editors get most of Windows 8 enough to be explaining it to others.)

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