SiriusXM’s pre-race coverage includes interviews with Dario Franchitti, Will Power, James Hinchcliffe and other top drivers
NEW YORK – May 22, 2012 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI), the Official Satellite Radio Partner of INDYCAR, 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.
SiriusXM listeners will have access to the live call of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” from Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 27, on channel 94 on XM and channel 212 on Sirius Premier (formerly known as “The Best of XM”).
SiriusXM’s raceday coverage begins at 9:00 am ET, with extensive pre-race programming hosted by veteran broadcaster Jack Arute. Leading up to the green flag, listeners will hear expert commentary and analysis, plus interviews with many of the sport’s top drivers including Dario Franchitti, Will Power, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Scott Dixon and others.
When the green flag drops at 12:00 pm ET, SiriusXM will air the race live in its entirety, followed by a post-race recap and interviews.
In addition to the Indianapolis 500, SiriusXM will broadcast the Firestone Freedom 100 race featuring the Firestone Indy Lights at 12:00 pm ET on Friday, May 25 (channel 94 on XM and channel 212 on Sirius Premier). The 100-mile race from INDYCAR’s developmental series features some of the world’s best young open-wheel drivers. After the Firestone Freedom 100, SiriusXM will air the Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge and a recap of the day’s Indy 500 practice.
SiriusXM’s motor racing coverage on Sunday, May 27, will showcase three marquee races. That morning the renowned Formula One™ Grand Prix of Monaco will air at 8:00 am ET (Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208). After the running of the Indianapolis 500, listeners can hear the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race live from Charlotte Motor Speedway at 5:00 pm ET on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (channel 90 on Sirius and XM Premier).
For more information, please visit www.siriusxm.com.