SiriusXM, the Official Satellite Radio Partner of INDYCAR, the sanctioning body for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, is expanding its coverage for the 2020 season. In addition to delivering live flag-to-flag broadcasts of every race all season long, SiriusXM will debut a new weekly show featuring current and former INDYCAR drivers.
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES season begins with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, run through the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., on Sunday (3:30 p.m. ET). SiriusXM listeners will have access to the live call of this race and every one of the 17 events on the NTT INDYCAR SERIES calendar, from the green flag through the finish, including the world-famous Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 24. SiriusXM listeners will also get coverage of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying sessions.
SiriusXM’s INDYCAR race coverage will be available to subscribers nationwide on the SiriusXM radios in their vehicles (Sirius channel 211, XM channel 205), and outside the car on the SiriusXM app for connected devices and speakers. For a schedule of races go to: SiriusXM/IndySeries.
In addition to airing live coverage of every race, SiriusXM will debut a new show dedicated to INDYCAR that will air weekly throughout the season. Brick by Brick will debut Wednesday and air each Wednesday (6-7 p.m. ET) on SiriusXM’s exclusive Dan Patrick Radio channel (SiriusXM channel 211). The show will be hosted by former NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver AJ Allmendinger and veteran motorsports broadcaster Jack Arute.
On the season premiere, Allmendinger and Arute will be joined by two-time and reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Josef Newgarden and other drivers to preview the season opener.
On Thursday, Tony Kanaan, the 2004 series champion and 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner, will host a special edition of Brick by Brick alongside Arute live (7-9 p.m. ET) from St. Petersburg. Kanaan, who has announced that this season will be his last as a primary driver, will be a host on Brick by Brick multiple times this season.
In addition to NTT INDYCAR SERIES races, SiriusXM will also air Indy Lights races throughout the course of the season. Indy Lights is the final step in the Road to Indy driver development series, which features some of the world’s best young open-wheel drivers and has produced many of today's NTT INDYCAR SERIES stars.