SiriusXM will offer the most comprehensive audio coverage of the 60th running of the Daytona 500 on February 18, as well as all the news and events of NASCAR’s anticipated Speedweeks leading up to race day. 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 Daytona 500 race day, SiriusXM will offer 15 hours of live programming from the speedway starting at 7:00 am ET. Subscribers will hear every turn of the “The Great American Race” (green flag approximately 2:30 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.
The programming airs on the exclusive 24/7 SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel (ch. 90).
SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will also provide live coverage of the Can-Am Duel, the 150-mile Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying races, on Thursday, Feb. 15 (6:00 pm ET), the NextEra Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, Feb. 16(7:00 pm ET), and the Power Shares QQQ 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Feb. 17 (2:00 pm 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.
On Wednesday, Feb. 14 (7:00 pm ET), 2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and 2007 Daytona 500 winner Kevin Harvickwill host a new live edition of his exclusive SiriusXM show, Happy Hours, from the track. Harvick and co-host Matt Yocum will preview the next day’s Can-Am Duel and Sunday’s Daytona 500, and share their thoughts on what lies ahead for the 2018 NASCAR season.
Throughout the day on Feb. 14, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will broadcast live from Daytona 500 Media Day from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm ET, where hosts from the channel will interview each of the drivers in attendance.
On Thursday, Feb. 15 (3:00 pm ET), SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will present a three-hour special live from the Smithfield Foods Stage outside the track that will take a fun look back at the history of the channel. With fans looking on, Shannon Spake will make her hosting debut on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, moderating a panel discussion that will feature many current and former SiriusXM hosts and highlight memorable moments from 16 years of SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
On Monday, Feb. 19, on The Morning Drive, hosts Mike Bagley and Pete Pistone will be joined live in studio by the 2018 Daytona 500 champion driver, crew chief and owner.