SIRIUS Satellite Radio , the Official Satellite Radio Partner of NASCAR, will provide NASCAR fans with the most comprehensive coverage available of 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Champions Week in New York City on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, channel 128, the only radio channel that offers fans 24 hours of NASCAR programming 365 days a year.
As NASCAR comes to New York City to cap another exciting season and crown the 2007 NASCAR Series Champions, SIRIUS will provide listeners with access to the week’s events, press conferences and parties, including the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Awards Ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
On Wednesday, November 28, during NASCAR’s “Victory Lap” festivities in New York City’s Times Square, SIRIUS will take listeners live inside Tony Stewart’s #20 car as the host of the popular weekly SIRIUS NASCAR Radio show Tony Stewart Live and nine other NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers steer their 850 horsepower race cars in a procession around midtown Manhattan. Matt Yocum, Stewart’s co-host on Tony Stewart Live, will report live from inside the #20 car as it navigates its way through the Big Apple, giving listeners the unique experience of riding shotgun with a two-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion.
The live cut-in will be part of SIRIUS NASCAR Radio’s The Morning Drive show, hosted by Marty Snider and David Poole. Snider and Poole will broadcast live from the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square from 7:00 – 11:00 am ET Wednesday, where they will interview NASCAR’s Chase drivers after they complete their “Victory Lap.”
On Thursday, November 29, Dave Moody will host SIRIUS Speedway live from the “Aflac Fan Fest” at the Hard Rock Cafe (3:00 – 6:00 pm ET) on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio.
Immediately following SIRIUS Speedway, Tony Stewart and Matt Yocum will announce the winners of their inaugural “Stewie Awards” during a special broadcast of Tony Stewart Live at SIRIUS’ New York City studios (6:00 pm ET). The 2007 Stewie Awards, honoring the best, boldest and funniest moments of the 2007 NASCAR season, are decided by fans around the country who cast their votes online at www.sirius.com/stewieawards.
On Friday, November 30, SIRIUS will present a special live broadcast from the Hard Rock Cafe hosted by 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Rookie of the Year Juan Pablo Montoya, Chip Ganassi, owner of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, and SIRIUS host and Associated Press writer Jenna Fryer (11:00 am ET on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio). Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti, the 2007 IndyCar Series champion who will compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2008, will be a guest on the program. Montoya, Ganassi and Fryer will take calls from SIRIUS listeners around the country as they discuss Montoya’s successful rookie campaign and look ahead to Franchitti’s first full season in stock car racing.
On Friday night, SIRIUS’ coverage will include Motor Racing Network’s (MRN) live broadcast of the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Awards Ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York (7:00 pm ET), where 2007 champion Jimmie Johnson will be feted among the sport’s elite drivers.
Throughout the week, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio’s intrepid reporter, Steve Post, will provide SIRIUS listeners with up-to-the minute reports and interviews from the week’s events, parties and press conferences.