NASCAR to debut The Driver’s Seat on SIRIUS Satellite Radio

Published 3:41 am Saturday, December 23, 2006

By Staff
NEW YORK - SIRIUS Satellite Radio, the Official Satellite Radio Partner of NASCAR starting in 2007, announced recently that it will debut The Driver's Seat, an exclusive daily talk show hosted by veteran broadcaster John Kernan and a roster of current and former NASCAR drivers, on Jan. 1, 2007.
The Driver's Seat will air every weekday (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) only on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio / channel 128, the new 24/7 year-round radio channel dedicated to NASCAR that launches Jan. 1.
The Driver's Seat will feature Kernan and a different driver taking calls from listeners, interviewing special guests and discussing the latest news from the world of NASCAR.
Featured co-hosts will include legendary Hall of Famer Buddy Baker; 1995 NASCAR Busch Series champion Johnny Benson; two-time NASCAR Busch Series champion Randy LaJoie; two-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday; former Busch and Cup Series Rookie of the Year Ricky Craven; former Cup and Busch Series driver Phil Parsons, who is now the color commentator for Speed Channel's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race broadcasts; and John Andretti, one of the sport's most versatile drivers who has made his mark racing USAC Midgets, Indy cars, NHRA Top Fuel dragsters and NASCAR stock cars. The Driver's Seat, produced in conjunction with Performance Racing Network (PRN), will air exclusively on SIRIUS.
Kernan has covered NASCAR racing since 1983, when he was a reporter for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, VA. In 1990 he began working for ESPN as a pit reporter and went on to host ESPN's RPM 2Night, the nation's first nightly motorsports news show. From 1998-2003 he hosted RPM Now on ESPN Radio. He is the co-host of PRN's Sunday Drive and has won numerous awards from the National Motorsports Press Association, the Associated Press and UPI.
Launching Jan. 1 on SIRIUS' channel 128, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio will provide the most comprehensive, in-depth radio coverage of NASCAR with 24-hour coverage of the sport all year long.
SIRIUS NASCAR Radio will be home to every live NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race plus exclusive original programming providing listeners up-to-the-minute news, expert analysis and exclusive interviews with NASCAR insiders.
Other shows on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio will include Tony Stewart Live, hosted by two-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Champion Tony Stewart and veteran pit road reporter Matt Yocum (airs Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m.), and The Morning Drive, hosted by broadcaster Marty Snider and Charlotte Observer beat reporter and columnist David Poole (airs weekdays, 7-11 a.m.).