Racing beat

| October 01, 2006

Preview editions of the show will begin on SIRIUS. “Our show will allow us to speak with the fans on our terms, where we’re free to talk about anything and everything, from racing and rock and roll to our travels across America,” says Stewart. “It’s a unique opportunity, and we plan to make the most of it.”

Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS’ president, entertainment and sports, says Stewart,”will have the freedom to run this show the same way he runs the track in his 20 car – fast, aggressive and willing to trade a little paint with our listeners.”

Stewart is a two-time NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion, winning the title in 2002 and 2005, one of only 14 drivers in the history of NASCAR to win multiple Cup titles. Stewart is also the first and only driver to have won championships in stock cars, Indy cars and in USAC’s Midget, Sprint and Silver Crown divisions.

While racing Indy cars, Stewart also began dabbling in stock cars. He ran nine NASCAR Busch Series races in 1996. There, his versatility was noticed by Joe Gibbs – the three-time Super Bowl-winning coach of the Washington Redskins and owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. By 1997, Stewart was a member of Joe Gibbs Racing, running five Busch Series races before a 22-race Busch Series slate in 1998. In 1999, Stewart moved to the Cup Series. During an extraordinary rookie campaign, Stewart won three races, was crowned Rookie of the Year and became the first driver to complete both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.

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