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Indianapolis 500 to Air Live on SiriusXM

On the 100th Anniversary of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," listeners nationwide get live race broadcast plus extensive pre- and post-race coverage
Danica Patrick, Dario Franchitti and Helio Castroneves guest DJ on SiriusXM music channels throughout the weekend

NEW YORK, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world-renowned Indianapolis 500 with comprehensive coverage of the race and the events leading up to it.

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SiriusXM listeners will have access to the live call of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" from Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Sunday, May 29, on channel 94 on XM and channel 212 on Sirius Premier (formerly known as "The Best of XM").  Motorsports fans will hear pre-race programming, including expert commentary and analysis, interviews with drivers and live coverage of driver introductions.  When the green flag drops at 12:00 pm ET, SiriusXM listeners will hear 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 27.  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 IZOD Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge and a recap of the day's Indy 500 practice.  All broadcasts air nationwide on channel 94 on XM and channel 212 on Sirius Premier.

IZOD IndyCar Series drivers Danica Patrick, Dario Franchitti and Helio Castroneves stopped by the SiriusXM studios in New York this week to discuss the centennial anniversary race at the Brickyard and also serve as guest DJs on various SiriusXM music channels.

Patrick was a guest DJ on Lithium, channel 34, SiriusXM's 90s alternative rock channel, Franchitti played his favorite songs on SiriusXM's 90s on 9 channel, and Castroneves played rock and pop hits from the 2000s and today on The Pulse, channel 10.  The guest DJ sessions will air on their respective channels starting Friday, May 27, and replay throughout the weekend.

SiriusXM's motor racing coverage on Sunday, May 29, will also include the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Charlotte Motor Speedway, 6:00 pm ET on channel 90 on Sirius and XM Premier (formerly known at "The Best of Sirius"), as well as the Formula One™ Grand Prix of Monaco, 8:00 am ET on channel 94 on Sirius and channel 208 on XM.

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