WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an exclusive interview on XM Satellite Radio, IndyCar Series superstar Danica Patrick will talk about her historic win at the Indy Japan 300 on the XM show she co-hosts with her fellow members of the Andretti Green Racing (AGR) team on Tuesday, April 22.
Patrick, who became the first woman to win a major auto racing event on a closed course with her April 20 victory, can be heard on the "Andretti Green Racing Hour" on XM Sports Nation (XM Channel 144) Tuesday from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET.
Following the special edition of the program, the XM Sports Nation channel will replay the Indy Japan 300 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET. During the replay AGR team manager Kyle Moyer and XM Sports Nation host Joe Castello will talk about the strategy and behind-the-scenes action that played out during the race. After the replay XM will air an encore presentation of the "Andretti Green Racing Hour" 10:00 pm-11:00 pm ET.
XM is the exclusive satellite radio provider of the IndyCar Series and a major associate sponsor of AGR's No. 7 Honda-powered Dallara driven by Patrick. XM premiered the "Andretti Green Racing Hour" in 2007.
"Danica Patrick is a superstar who has worked tirelessly to become a champion, and the entire XM family congratulates Danica on this huge victory," said Kevin Straley, XM senior vice president of news, sports, and talk programming. "If you missed the race this weekend, you can hear the full replay on Tuesday night, and you can hear Danica tell what it's like to make history."
The next IndyCar Series race will air on XM this Sunday at 5:00 pm ET on the IndyCar Series channel (XM 145) live from Kansas Speedway.
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