NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI), the Official Satellite Radio Partner of NASCAR, will offer listeners comprehensive coverage of the 55th running of the Daytona 500, with the live race broadcast, multiple channels carrying in-car audio from some of the sport's top drivers, and daily coverage from Daytona International Speedway on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (channel 90).
On Sunday, February 24, Daytona 500 race day, SiriusXM will start broadcasting live at 7:00 am ET and will offer listeners a full day of live coverage from the speedway. Subscribers will have access to all the action on the track during The Great American Race, which starts at 1:00 pm ET, plus full pre- and post-race coverage with expert analysis, reports from pit road and the garages, driver introductions and interviews with the winner and other drivers.
SiriusXM will also offer additional Driver2Crew Chatter™ channels that will carry the in-car audio of NASCAR's top drivers as they compete in the Daytona 500. Drivers featured will include reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski, three-time champion Tony Stewart, five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, history-making Daytona 500 pole winner Danica Patrick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and others.
SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90 – including race broadcasts – is available to Sirius subscribers, XM Premier and SiriusXM Premier subscribers and is also simulcast online at SiriusXM.com and on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.
SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will also provide live coverage of the Budweiser Duel at Daytona, the 150-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying races, on Thursday, Feb. 21 (1:00 pm ET), the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, Feb. 22 (7:00 pm ET), and the Drive4COPD 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Feb. 23 (12:45 pm ET).
Throughout the week leading up to race day fans will have access to the latest news and expert analysis on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, which will broadcast live from Daytona every day. The channel's daily talk lineup begins at 7:00 am ET and features a roster of expert hosts that includes Hall of Famer Buddy Baker, Danny "Chocolate" Myers, Claire B. Lang, Dave Moody, Mike Bagley, Pete Pistone, Pat Patterson, Jim Noble, Angie Skinner and Brad Gillie.
On Thursday, Feb. 21 (8:00 pm ET), four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon and iconic Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick will sit down for a Q&A with SiriusXM listeners for a special edition of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series. Airing live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, the special will be moderated by Gordon's former crew chief, Ray Evernham, ESPN analyst and former NASCAR team owner, who was on the pit box for three of Gordon's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, and will feature Gordon and Hendrick taking questions from the studio audience about their careers and experiences in NASCAR.
From Wednesday through Sunday of Daytona 500 Week, several SiriusXM NASCAR Radio shows will broadcast from atop the Sprint FANDECK in the Daytona infield. On Monday, Feb. 25, on The Morning Drive, hosts Bagley and Pistone will be joined live by the 2013 Daytona 500 Champion driver, crew chief and team owner.
As the Official Satellite Radio Partner of NASCAR, SiriusXM broadcasts every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race live. For more info on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio please visit www.siriusxm.com/nascar.
In January, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio was honored by the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) with six awards for excellence in broadcasting in 2012. Dave Moody, host of SiriusXM Speedway, received four awards, including NMPA Radio Broadcaster of the Year. Claire B. Lang, host of Dialed In and the channel's pre- and post-race shows, won the second place award for Spot News Radio. The third place award in the Spot News category was presented to Mike Bagley and Pete Pistone, hosts of The Morning Drive.
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