Satellite radio to broadcast races
of the American Le Mans Series is hitting the airwaves of XM Satellite Radio
with five events airing on
leading source of satellite radio with more than 7.6 million subscribers. The
new relationship between the Series and XM will involve a live broadcast of the
Utah Grand Prix from 7 to 10 p.m. ET on XM’s Sports Nation channel.
future American Le Mans Series events will be featured on XM Satellite Radio –
the Acura Sports Car Challenge of Mid-Ohio, Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, Petit
Le Mans and Monterey Sports Car Championships. The XM shows will utilize
American Le Mans Radio featuring play-by-play host John Hindhaugh.
is a tremendous broadcast opportunity, one of the most significant in the
history of the American Le Mans Series,” said Series President and CEO
Scott Atherton. “Our new partnership with XM Satellite Radio allows us to
expand the reach of the American Le Mans Series to a group of consumers that
identifies very well with our demographics – upscale consumers who appreciate
technology and cars. We believe this is one of the primary factors that
attracted XM to the American Le Mans Series.
Le Mans Radio broadcasts have been one of the cornerstone elements of the
Series since the beginning,” Atherton added. “The addition of XM
Satellite Radio and their millions of subscribers provides us with
unprecedented distribution and a whole new fan base – it’s a win/win for all
XM also is
the primary sponsor of the No. 26 Andretti Green Racing Acura ARX in LMP2.
Bryan Herta, Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan drove the entry to a historic
class win in debut for Acura at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Corvette
Racing also enjoys a partnership with XM Satellite Radio, which sponsors the
team’s two Corvette C6.Rs.
round of the American Le Mans Series is the Utah Grand Prix, set for 5:05 p.m.
MT on Saturday, May 19 from
Salt Lake City.
CBS Sports will air the race at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 20. MotorsTV in
Europe, SPEED Latin America and 7TV in
Russia also will provide
international coverage. American Le Mans Radio and IMSA’s Live Timing and
Scoring will be available at americanlemans.com.