FOX Sports keeps IR cameras in Daytona 500 broadcast toolkit

FOX Sports has used FLIR infrared cameras in NASCAR broadcasts in the past (see the captivating crash video below) and are interested in including them in their Daytona 500 coverage today.

People, including FOX Sports president Eric Shanks, believe high-tech tools such as thermal cameras can add to the race coverage. FOX Sports’ tech toolkit helps tell the story at Daytona in ways not possible without it. Certainly thermal cameras’ ability to “see” heat tells the race’s story in a way not possible with visual cameras.

Infrared cameras are also fantastic tools for racing teams themselves. From aiding in the design of the highest performance cars to diagnosing mechanical troubles, IR cameras have been utilized by the auto industry for over thirty years.

Check out FLIR auto racing for more information.