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FanVision launching ‘Legend’ for scanner, car diagnostic use


Beginning today, racing fans can pre-order the “Legend,” the latest offering from FanVision Entertainment.

The company produces the scanner-video devices that are available for purchase and renting at most NASCAR tracks.

The “Legend” is not just a slimmer, sleeker update of the original FanVision devices. The “Legend,” which can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter for as low as $279 for early backers and will be sold in retail for $349, can also serve as a car diagnostic tool.

With an analog scanner, the “Legend” can be used at most race tracks in NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA and even local tracks.

The device is about the size of a iPhone 7 Plus but “a little bit thicker,” according to FanVision Entertainment CEO Andrew Daines.

“This product will be running a very modern Android powerful processor,” Daines told NBC Sports. “So as we develop new ideas or want to get into new racing series or just want to update the device to the latest and greatest software, it’s very easy over the air connected product compared to the old FanVision.”

With pre-downloaded and for-sale apps, those who use the “Legend” will be able to analyze temperature, tire pressure and more on their personal vehicle.

“Right now, car guys have 10 to 11 tools that this will combine into one tool, ” Daines said.

For people who race themselves, the device will also run a program called “Race Note,” which takes sensor data coming from the car and puts it all in one place.

“You can manage inventory, performance, time and scoring all on this one dashboard,” Daines said.

The “Legend” will be available in the spring of 2017.

NASCAR America: Kyle Busch questions Xfinity rules package at Indy


Kyle Busch isn’t afraid to speak his mind, and he certainly did so after Saturday’s  Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

NASCAR implemented a number of changes to make the racing closer, tighter and more exciting — including restrictor plates, a larger rear spoiler, aero ducts, and a smaller splitter — and achieved all that on many fronts.

But not for the younger Busch brother, who wasn’t pleased with the rules package. Was it actually designed to specifically slow him down rather than to even out things for the entire field?

Or was he just simply upset because he didn’t win a third Xfinity race in a row at IMS?

Check out how our NASCAR America analysts gauged the Xfinity changes in the above video.


TriStar Motorsports team owner Mark Smith passes away

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Mark Smith, owner of TriStar Motorsports, died Saturday at his home, after a long battle with cancer, the team announced Monday. He was 63.

He began his racing career building engines for his brother Jack’s drag car in the 1970s. He moved his family from the West Coast in the early 1990s to pursue a career in NASCAR. He was the owner of TriStar Motorsports and Pro Motor Engines.

TriStar Motorsports fields the No. 14 in the Xfinty Series with JJ Yeley and the No. 72 in the Cup Series with Cole Whitt. The team stated the team will continue operations under the management of Bryan Smith, son of Mark Smith.

“It was dad’s dream to own and operate a NASCAR team,” Bryan Smith said. “He devoted his life to that dream and his family plans to honor his wishes by continuing our efforts in his memory.”

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Victory Junction Gang or NOVA (National Organization for Vehicle Access, part of the BraunAbility)

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. ET, Aug. 1 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, North Carolina. They have created a Facebook page where you are encouraged to leave a story for the family to enjoy. (

NASCAR America: Analysts break down Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. wreck (video)

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Given how wild the Brickyard 400 played out, the big wreck between race leaders Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. wasn’t exactly surprising.

Rather, with the way the race transpired from the opening lap, was the Busch/Truex wreck almost inevitable?

Truex got loose and washed up into the left rear of Busch’s car, sending both drivers and their respective cars into the outside retaining walls, hitting hard and ending their respective days.

Check out what our NASCAR America analysts had to say about the wreck from Monday’s show in the above video.

NASCAR America: Dale Earnhardt Jr. recaps wild Brickyard 400 (video)

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On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, Dale Earnhardt Jr. — who will become part of our NBC Sports Group in 2018 — looked back on a wild and intense Brickyard 400.

Earnhardt was one of several drivers whose day came to an early ending — in Junior’s case when he ran into the back of Trevor Bayne‘s car, destroying his radiator in the process.

All the mayhem and mishaps could be linked to over-aggressive driving, Earnhardt said, saying that every driver was in “attack mode,” especially on restarts.

Check out Junior in the video above.