Hunter-Reay Merchandise

Yes, Ryan Hunter-Reay's head will touch his own pillow soon at home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. But first ...

The newly-crowned IZOD IndyCar Series champion takes a clean firesuit to New York for a Champion's Tour with media outlets and guest appearances.

Here's where to catch him on TV/radio the next few days (all times Eastern):

Wednesday, Sept. 19
8 a.m. -- CNNS International World Sport
8:45 a.m. -- Starting Point on CNN (it's Soledad O'Brien's birthday)
9:30 a.m. -- Auto Smarts Radio Network
9:45 a.m. -- Wall Street Journal
10-11 a.m. -- Sirius XM tour
                    Teed Off -- Channels 93/208
                    NASCAR Radio -- Channel 106
                    Fantasy Sports Radio -- Channel 87
                    Racetime Radio -- Channel 157
11:30 a.m. -- Empire State Building observation deck photo shoot and interviews
12:30 p.m. -- Men's Health luncheon
2 p.m. -- Sports Illustrated
6 p.m. -- NBC Sports Talk
7:30 p.m. -- ESPN In the Pits
9 p.m. -- Sportsfolio on Bloomberg TV

Thursday, Sept. 20
6:30 a.m. -- Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel
8:05 a.m. -- The Morning Drive on The Golf Channel
11:35 p.m. -- The Late Show with David Letterman

Champion's merchandise is available at the INDYCAR online store. CLICK HERE to start shopping.

CLICK HERE to watch the full broadcast of the scintillaing championship-deciding race from Auto Club Speedway.

The number of households tuned in to the NBC Sports Network's broadcast of the 250-lap race on the 2-mile oval showed a 30 percent increase over the 2011 season finale at Kentucky Speedway. Correspondingly, there was a 20 percent increase in the national rating over the 2011 race. Ed Carpenter won both of the races, with Dario Franchitti a close second.