NASCAR pre-race inspection? There's an app for that
The pre-race inspection is an important part of the race day routine. It's also a time-consuming process.
But now, thanks to a Windows 8 mobile app developed by Microsoft, NASCAR officials have a tool that can help simplify things.
"We saw the need to carry this process into the future," said Fred Prendergast, vehicle inspection tools and procedures engineer at NASCAR. "This Windows-based application improves operational efficiency and empowers our Officials to be more productive. Now, a process that used to take five hours can be completed in half the time."
Another benefit? It saves trees. NASCAR estimates the app will eliminate approximately 23,000 sheets of paper each race season.
Forbes.com recently took an in-depth look at the app. It's a very interesting read for all of you tech-obsessed NASCAR fans.