SIRIUS Announces Schedule for Daytona 500 Weekend
Official Satellite Radio Partner of NASCAR will provide listeners with the live race call plus 10 additional channels carrying driver-to-crew chatter SIRIUS NASCAR Radio / ch. 128 to broadcast live from Daytona International Speedway
NEW YORK, Feb 14, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI), the Official Satellite Radio Partner of NASCAR, will provide the most comprehensive satellite radio coverage of the Daytona 500, featuring the live race call plus multiple channels carrying in-car audio. SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, channel 128, which gives listeners 24/7 coverage of every race and everything in between, will broadcast live from Daytona International Speedway, providing listeners with a minimum of 12 hours of up-to-the-minute news, analysis and interviews daily. On Daytona 500 race day, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio will have 15 hours of live coverage from the track from 9am to midnight.
On Sunday, February 18, SIRIUS will air the Daytona 500 live nationwide on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, channel 128, carrying the broadcast of Motor Racing Network (MRN). On 10 additional channels, SIRIUS will combine the race broadcast with the driver-to-crew chatter of 10 different race teams, allowing fans to follow the overall race call and the in-car audio of a driver on a single channel. Listeners will hear drivers and crew chiefs schedule pit stops and discuss strategy over audio of the overall race broadcast. When the team members are not on the radio the audio of the live race broadcast will come up allowing listeners to follow the entire race uninterrupted.
For every NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race, SIRIUS will dedicate up to 10 additional channels that will carry driver-to-crew chatter for NASCAR's top drivers based on the points standings. One channel will carry the "Fan's Choice" broadcast, featuring the in-car audio of a driver determined by fan votes. Race fans can log on to www.sirius.com/driverfeeds and vote for the driver of their choice. The driver with the most votes will have his in-car audio broadcast on the "Fan's Choice" channel, which will air on SIRIUS channel 140 during that weekend's NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race.
"The Daytona 500 is the premier event on the NASCAR racing calendar and SIRIUS will cover the race from more angles than ever before on satellite radio," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS' President, Entertainment and Sports. "Eleven SIRIUS channels will carry race action and in-car driver-to-crew chatter and, all week leading up to the race, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio / channel 128, will be the place for all the latest news and analysis."
For this weekend's Daytona 500, SIRIUS subscribers can hear the following: -- Live race call provided by Motor Racing Network - channel 128 -- Jimmie Johnson in-car audio - channel 122 -- Tony Stewart in-car audio - channel 126 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. in-car audio - channel 125 -- Jeff Gordon in-car audio - channel 121 -- Kasey Kahne in-car audio - channel 114 -- Kevin Harvick in-car audio - channel 119 -- Matt Kenseth in-car audio - channel 130 -- Jeff Burton in-car audio - channel 147 -- Denny Hamlin in-car audio - channel 144 -- Fan's Choice - channel 140 (Driver TBD)
From Wednesday, February 14 through Sunday, February 18, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, channel 128, will broadcast live each day from the infield at the Daytona International Speedway, providing news, expert analysis and interviews. SIRIUS NASCAR Radio will broadcast Friday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series race and Sunday's Daytona 500 live, providing full pre- and post-race coverage produced in conjunction with Motor Racing Network.
SIRIUS NASCAR Radio / ch. 128 - Daily Schedule: (All times ET) Monday - Friday: -- 7:00 am - 11:00 am: "The Morning Drive," hosted by David Poole and Marty Snider -- 11:00 am - 3:00 pm: "The Driver's Seat," hosted by John Kernan with a rotating roster of current and former drivers including Hall of Famer Buddy Baker, Johnny Benson, Randy LaJoie, Ron Hornaday, Ricky Craven, Phil Parsons, and John Andretti -- 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm: "SIRIUS Speedway," hosted by Dave Moody Tuesday: -- 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: "NASCAR Live" hosted by Eli Gold -- 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: "Tony Stewart Live," hosted by Tony Stewart and Matt Yocum Wednesday -- 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: "NASCAR Performance Live" hosted by Steve Post and Larry McReynolds Thursday -- 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Gatorade Duels 1 & 2 - NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Friday -- 7:30 pm: Chevy Silverado HD 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race Saturday -- 9:00 am - 12:30 pm: "The Front Stretch" hosted by Pat Patterson -- 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Orbitz 300 NASCAR Busch Series Race -- 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: "Press Pass" hosted by Jerry Bonkowski and Steve Post -- 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: "Manifold Destiny" hosted by Mojo Nixon -- 10:00 pm - midnight: "Loose Ends" highlights from the week on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio Sunday -- 9:00 am - 11:30 am: "The Front Stretch" hosted by Pat Patterson -- 11:30 am - 2:00 pm: "SIRIUS NASCAR Radio Pre-Race Show" -- 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Daytona 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race -- 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: "SIRIUS NASCAR Radio Post-Race Show" -- 10:00 pm - midnight: "The Back Stretch" (Schedule subject to change.)
As the Official Satellite Radio Partner of NASCAR, SIRIUS broadcasts every NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, carrying the live broadcasts of Motor Racing Network (MRN), Performance Racing Network (PRN) and the IMS Radio Network's broadcast from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fans can also tune into SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, channel 128, for expert NASCAR talk all year long.
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