Indy 500 to Air Live on SiriusXM
Indianapolis 500 to Air Live Nationwide on SiriusXM
Live coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27
NEW YORK – May 24, 2018 – SiriusXM, the Official Satellite Radio Partner of INDYCAR, the sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar® Series, announced today that it will offer live coverage of the 102nd Running of the 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 Sirius channel 219, XM channel 209 and on the SiriusXM app.
SiriusXM’s race-day coverage begins at 10:00 am ET. Leading up to the green flag, listeners will hear expert commentary and analysis from the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network broadcast team, plus interviews with drivers and others. When the green flag drops shortly after 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 Indy Lights Freedom 100 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday, May 25 (12:30 pm ET on Sirius channel 214, XM channel 209). The 100-mile race from the Mazda Road to Indy series features some of the world’s best young open-wheel drivers.
Also on Friday, former Indianapolis Colts All-Pro punter Pat McAfee will be at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to host his daily show on the Barstool Radio channel on SiriusXM, Power 85 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET).
For more information, please visit www.siriusxm.com.
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Tom has been a contributor to RIS since 1992. He was invited to join the staff as a full-time reporter/editor in 1995, and has covered IndyCar, Formula 1, NASCAR, Grand-Am, ALMS and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In addition to his RIS work, Tom has been a contributor for General Motors, Nissan, Toyota and the ACO.