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5 best racing apps for Android for all types of racing
There are so many racing leagues out there and not nearly enough coverage of them. Most apps focus on the same three or four elements of racing. The racing schedule, the race timing (pit stops and tire rotations), highlights, and racing results. Our selection focuses mostly on those things. Here are the best racing apps for Android.
Of course, we also recommend Google Search, YouTube, and official racing sites because they really help find at least the basic information too. Please note, these are not racing games.
Formula One apps
Price: Free / Varies
Formula One is one of the most popular racing leagues on the planet. Thankfully, the organization takes mobile at least somewhat seriously. You get a few different racing apps from Formula One. That includes a general live streaming and news app. The live streaming requires a subscription, but the news part is free. There is also a live timing app for those who want the hardcore stats and metrics. All of the apps work pretty well and subscriptions are available in many regions around the world. The prices vary by region, so you’ll have to check and see what the app charges for you. The F1 TV app even added Android TV support in late 2021.
Price: Free / $5.50
Freader1 is one of the few really good racing news apps. It covers Formula One news mostly. You can view things like race results, upcoming races, racers, and other types of car news. There are also video highlights and news stories as well. It rounds out the experience with race reminders, a calendar with the full schedule on it, and a light and dark mode for easier day time and night time reading. The UI could be a little cleaner and more modern, but that’s really our only complaint and it’s not a very big one. This is arguably the best news app for Formula One racing fans.
NASCAR Mobile is the official app of NASCAR. NASCAR and Formula One have a bit of a rivalry, but NASCAR is extremely popular in its own right. The official app has the kinds of things you would expect. That includes news, video highlights, a racing schedule, leaderboards, stats, and other such things. It’s a good first step for fans of the sport. However, it doesn’t offer much in the way of video streaming. Most races are broadcast on Fox, Fox Sports, and NBC Sports. We recommend a good live TV app like Sling TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, or something similar to actually watch NASCAR. We have our list of the best live TV apps listed just below the first paragraph of the article!
Individual racing league apps and sites
Price: Free (usually)
There are a bunch of individual, independent, and smaller racing organizations. There are really only three ways to follow those smaller organizations. That includes social media, the official websites, and (when available), official apps. It’s hit-or-miss for basically all of them. We found an official app for USAC Racing, but not one for the NHRA. However, everything has an official site and also an official social media presence. We recommend booting up your favorite browser or social app and finding them there.
Most sports news apps
Price: Free (usually)
Most sports news apps cover racing to some extent. They usually only cover the big dogs like NASCAR and Formula One. However, considering that those are the most popular racing leagues, it’s not a super huge deal. Some ideas for you include theScore, ESPN, and Yahoo Sports. There are plenty of others. This is also a good option for those who enjoy other sports aside from racing. Most apps work well enough, although they may not have all of the in-depth news of an official source. We have our list of the best sports news apps linked at the button above if you want to see our list of those.
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