XM subscribers and SIRIUS subscribers with the “Best of XM” will hear live broadcast of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” plus extensive pre- and post-race programming
NEW YORK – May 25, 2010 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI), the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the Indy Racing League, the sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar® Series and Firestone Indy Lights, announced today that it will offer comprehensive coverage of the world-renowned Indianapolis 500.
SIRIUS XM listeners will have access to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” live from Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 30 on XM channel 145 and SIRIUS channel 211 (part of the “Best of XM”). Motorsports fans will hear pre-race programming, including expert commentary and analysis, interviews with drivers and live coverage of driver introductions. When the green flag drops at 1:00 pm ET, SIRIUS XM listeners will hear the race live in its entirety, followed by a post-race recap and interviews.
In addition to the Indianapolis 500, SIRIUS XM will broadcast the Firestone Freedom 100 race featuring the Firestone Indy Lights at noon ET on Friday, May 28. The 100-mile race from the Indy Racing League’s developmental series features some of the world’s best young open-wheel drivers. After the Freedom 100, SIRIUS XM will air the Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge, plus a recap of the day’s Indy 500 practice. All broadcasts air nationwide on XM channel 145 and SIRIUS channel 211 (“Best of XM”).
For more information, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/indycarseriesracing.
SIRIUS XM’s motor racing coverage on Sunday, May 30 will also include the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Charlotte Motor Speedway (6:30 pm ET on SIRIUS channel 128 and XM channel 128 with the “Best of SIRIUS”) as well as the Formula One™ Turkish Grand Prix (8:00 am ET on SIRIUS channel 127 and XM channel 242).