Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI), the Official Satellite Radio Partner of INDYCAR, has announced that Sirius XM Satellite Radio will offer comprehensive coverage of the world renowned Indianapolis 500 on May 27, 2012 with coverage beginning at 9:00 AM on channel 94 for XM listeners and channel 212 for subscribers with Sirius Premier.

The Indianapolis 500 is an American staple of racing tradition and a massive event that attracts some of the largest auto race crowds in the business.  These days auto racing is far more than a sport.  It is a lifestyle!  Sirius XM listeners will be treated to the live call and much more as  "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" unfolds.

The raceday coverage is set to include extensive pre-race programming hosted by veteran broadcaster Jack Arute.  As the dropping of the green flag nears, listeners will hear expert commentary and analysis, plus interviews with many of the sport's top drivers including Dario Franchitti, Will Power, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Scott Dixon and others.  If you can't be at the race, or even if you are there, Sirius XM will offer all of the action and access that race fans desire.

This is just another example of the capabilities of satellite radio vs. other options such as terrestrial and Internet radio.  Sirius XM offers some of the most compelling audio content that can be found on the airwaves and continues to improve its lineup to more impressive levels.  The talk, sports, and news content offered by Sirius XM is unrivaled.