NEW YORK, NY (02.21.2014) – SiriusXM, the Official Satellite Radio Partner of NASCAR, will offer listeners comprehensive coverage of the 56th 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 23, 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 several drivers as they compete in the Daytona 500. Drivers featured will include reigning six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, 2012 champion Brad Keselowski, plus Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, and Coors Light Pole Award winner Austin Dillon, who will be running the #3 car for the first time in Cup series competition since that number was last driven by Dale Earnhardt, Sr. in 2001.
Programming on 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 UNOH Battle at the Beach, the non-points race featuring drivers from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, tonight, Feb. 18 (6:45 pm ET), the Budweiser Duel at Daytona, the 150-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying races, on Thursday, Feb. 20 (6:00 pm ET), the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, Feb. 21 (7:00 pm ET), and the Drive4COPD 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Feb. 22 (12:45 pm ET).
Throughout this week fans will get up-to-the-moment news, analysis and interviews with drivers, owners and crew members 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, Brad Gillie and Lee Spencer.
On Monday, Feb. 24, on The Morning Drive, hosts Bagley and Pistone will be joined live by the 2014 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, visit www.siriusxm.com/nascar.