NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM will begin its 15th season covering NASCAR with comprehensive coverage of the 58th running of the DAYTONA 500 on February 21. Subscribers nationwide will have access to the live race broadcast, 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 DAYTONA 500 race day, SiriusXM will offer 15 hours of live programming from the speedway starting at 7:00 a.m. ET. Subscribers will hear every turn of the "The Great American Race" (green flag approximately 1:30 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 race 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 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, 2015 DAYTONA 500 winner Joey Logano, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Aric Almirola, and rookie sensation Chase Elliott, who drove the famed #24 car to this year's DAYTONA 500 pole position.
"As we embark on our 15th season of covering NASCAR, we're proud to continue to offer SiriusXM listeners nationwide the most extensive coverage of the sport available anywhere on radio, with live broadcasts of every race and 24/7 coverage on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "Throughout Daytona 500 weekend, and throughout the season, we will bring our listeners closer to everything happening on and around the track."
SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will also provide live coverage of the Can-Am Duels, the 150-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying races, on Thursday, Feb. 18 (6:00 p.m. ET), the NextEra Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, Feb. 19 (7:00 p.m. ET), and the Power Shares QQQ 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, Feb. 20 (3:00 p.m. ET).
Each day leading up to the DAYTONA 500 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.
Throughout the season, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio features a roster of expert hosts that includes longtime NASCAR XFINITY Series star driver Kenny Wallace, DAYTONA 500-winning former crew chief Larry McReynolds, former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Mike Skinner, two-time NASCAR XFINITY Series Champion Randy LaJoie, and former driver Andy Hillenburg. Listeners also hear from insiders like Mike Bagley, Claire B. Lang, Dave Moody, Pete Pistone, Danny "Chocolate" Myers, Pat Patterson, Jim Noble, Angie Skinner, Brad Gillie, Jack Arute, Jerry Bonkowski, Tom Bowles, Alan Cavanna, Lewis Franck, Jeff Gluck, Dustin Long, Bob Pockrass, Nate Ryan, Lee Spencer, Jim Utter, Mark Garrow, Doug Rice, Wendy Venturini, Brett McMillan and Mojo Nixon.
On Monday, Feb. 22, on The Morning Drive, hosts Bagley and Pistone will be joined live in studio by the 2016 DAYTONA 500 champion driver, crew chief and owner.
As the Official Satellite Radio Partner of NASCAR, SiriusXM broadcasts every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race live. For more info on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio please visit www.siriusxm.com/nascar.
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