NASCAR and NBC Sports Team Up for New Streaming Service Called TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold
NASCAR and NBC Sports have joined forces to launch TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold, a new streaming service geared towards motorsports fans. The service, which launches in December, will not only offer exclusive live motorsports events, it will also have an extensive library of archived documentaries and films.
“The launch of TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold is a significant step forward in both our commitment to grassroots racing and the evolution of our direct-to-consumer strategy,” said Steve Phelps, NASCAR president. “By partnering with NBC Sports, we can deliver more high-quality content to fans who have passionately followed their favorite racing series via FansChoice.tv, while increasing product availability and reliability.”
TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold will offer motorsports such as American Flat Track, select ARCA Menards Series events (including ARCA Menards Series East and West races), NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, tentpole grassroots racing events, as well as NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series practice and qualifying sessions (NBC Sports’ half of the schedule only).
The service will also offer live and archived content from the International Motor Sports Association’s (IMSA) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and IMSA Prototype Challenge. Live NASCAR national series races (NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Trucks Series) will not be offered on the platform, however.
TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold will be available for $4.99/month or $44.99/year. Other series-specific packages for IMSA, AFT and NASCAR Roots will also be available for lower prices. IMSA and NASCAR Roots (which includes ARCA, Whelen Modified Tour, tentpole grassroots events and select NASCAR practice and qualifying sessions) packages will be $2.99/month or $19.99/year. The American Flat Track package will have a $1.99/month or $10.99/year introductory rate for 2020. Users who are already registered for FansChoice.tv will receive an introductory free trial to TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.
NBC Sports Gold currently provides 15 separate subscriptions of commercial-free coverage of live and on-demand sports. One of the most popular is NBC’s Premier League Pass, which offers every Premier League game not airing on NBC or NBCSN. The streaming service also offer PGA TOUR LIVE, INDYCAR, Rugby and Premier Lacrosse League.