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Over 5 Hours of Yesterday’s NASCAR Race in 3D is Now Available Online

July 4th, 2010 · 14 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


If you have missed the live 3D broadcast of yesterday’s NASCAR Coke Zero 400 race at the Daytona International Speedway you cans still watch a recording of all the 5:30 hours of the race in stereo 3D. It is available on the official website of Nascar with full recordings from both the racing cameras and the pitlane cameras in 3D of course. The race has started with some delay because of rain and that is why the broadcast was longer than expected, so you may want to skip some time from the start right into when the race actually starts. There are no restrictions, so the stream is available internationally, you just need to have higher speed in order to watch the best quality and resolution of the stream, otherwise with slower speeds the streaming switches to lower quality version and that does not look that good because of serious lack of details.

The requirements for watching the live 3D stream of the NASCAR race is that you have a 3D Vision PC, the latest NVIDIA Driver (257.21 GPU and 3D Vision driver), and the latest Silverlight plug-in installed (v4.0.50401 or newer) as you’ll be watching the event through your browser. If you have an SLI PC running with two or more video cards and if you have trouble watching the 3D video stream just disable SLI for the moment and then re-enable it after you finish watching the race. The same applies for people using multi monitor configurations, you’ll have to disable them while watching the 3D stream and after finishing you can reenable everything back. Using Internet Explorer has turned out to be more problem free for watching than with Firefox, but if you have trouble with one of the browsers you can try with the other one, do not try with other browsers like Chrome or Opera as the 3D streaming over them will most likely not work anyway.

More information about the 3D Streaming of the event on the official NASCAR website…

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Helifax // Jul 4, 2010 at 16:54

    This is extremely good news! But I cannot find the link anywhere to watch the recording:-s Anyone else tried?

  • 2 Helifax // Jul 4, 2010 at 17:55

    Umm, never-mind, I found it:D For the actual race you need to forward ahead about 1:20h or so.

  • 3 Bloody // Jul 4, 2010 at 18:42

    Yes, that is because of the rain delay, the race actually started later… so anyone that watched the live stream yesterday might’ve become a bit bored waiting for the actual race to start and now you can just skip forward ;)

  • 4 Nafi // Jul 4, 2010 at 23:18

    Is the quality of the video is better than the sample or is it still blurry and “pixely”?

  • 5 Wikibear // Jul 4, 2010 at 23:52

    Anyone a idea why that wont work yet? Last Weekend it runs fine… Now, 3D wont switch on… Very bad. :(

  • 6 Bloody // Jul 5, 2010 at 01:15

    The quality depends on the speed you have o the server, if you have fast enough connection to the streaming server you should get better quality. There is an indicator at the bottom right corner of the player what is your current connection speed.

  • 7 Rhialto // Jul 5, 2010 at 03:06

    Can’t find the link… was it removed?
    All I see is:

    CokeZero 400 powered by Coca Cola 7:30 PM/ET
    Daytona International Speedway

    Your raceday link: http://www.nascar.com/racebuddy3d

  • 8 Bloody // Jul 5, 2010 at 09:48

    You need to click on the red Player Demo button, here is the direct link: http://racebuddy3d.nascar.com/

  • 9 ReMichael // Jul 5, 2010 at 16:22

    A few days ago everything was fine but now it’s displayed side-by-side and I have no idea how to enable 3d again. (other programs still work fine) :/.

  • 10 Bloody // Jul 5, 2010 at 21:29

    In Firefox currently I also see it in Side by Side with the latest beta drivers, but in IE it works just fine in 3D…

  • 11 Wikibear // Jul 5, 2010 at 22:03

    I’m happy i’m not alone with firefox problem. So i will test again with IE…

  • 12 Wikibear // Jul 5, 2010 at 22:19

    Sorry for double post. So it is work now, but not fine. After few minutes, 3D stops working. IR Transmitter still lit. So if i reload site, it works again. If i close IE, so my monitor is flickering extremely and i cant stop 3D i must reboot pc. So it’s very buggy at the moment…

  • 13 Marcus // Jul 6, 2010 at 00:45

    Hey thanks for the info. I’ve tested it out on my Dell XPS M1730 laptop hooked via DVi to HDMI port on my Samsung 3DTV and it works great using the following url – http://racebuddy3d.nascar.com/player3dtv.html
    Wish there was a way to download the video instead of streaming… because due to my terrible broadband it only streams at about 600kbps.. which sort of spoils the 3d effect a bit

  • 14 Turls // Jul 6, 2010 at 22:30

    Nothing there as of today (7/6) I go to the website and see nothing in 3D, side by side or otherwise.

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