updated 08:30 pm EST, Thu February 16, 2006
Free NASCAR preview
Apple has posted a free, 20-minute preview of this year's Daytona 500 on iTunes, following weeks of speculation that Apple would land a deal with NASCAR to sell content via iTunes. The single episode, which previews this Sunday's race, contains exclusive interviews with veterans and rookies as well as "never-before-seen" footage from fully-restored historical film and a first-hand look at the 2006 Daytona test cards. "Fans experience the many ways in which the sport of NASCAR has changed. Go on the track and inside the garage, where you'll see and hear behind the scenes sounds from drivers and crew chiefs." Earlier this year, we noted that both NHL and NASCAR were close to signing a deal with Apple that would offer videos from both sources via the iTunes Music Store.