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NASCAR talking to Verizon about returning to the sport


NASCAR has been in advanced discussions with Verizon over a new partnership, which could include tracks getting 5G technology upgrades. The sanctioning body in recent years has been trying to get a major telecom company to step into the category void left by Sprint after ’16, and it held talks over the last year with Verizon about becoming a premier partner in its new sponsorship system. While Verizon was not unveiled as one of four premier partners last month, sources say that negotiations have continued about limited sponsorship by Verizon and NASCAR purchasing Verizon technology to upgrade its tracks’ wireless capabilities.

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