NASCAR has announced that its Toyota All-Star Showdown will be broadcast live on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio on Friday, Jan. 29, and Saturday, Jan. 30.
The premier postseason event at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.) attracts the top talent across North America for what drivers have dubbed the “Daytona 500 of short-track racing.”
The seventh running of the showdown will be highlighted by the 225-lap Camping World Series All-Star Race.
Among those scheduled to compete will include two-time race winner Matt Kobyluck, reigning NASCAR Camping World Series Champions Ryan Truex (East) and Jason Bowles (West), and 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year, Joey Logano.
The showdown schedule also includes a 100-lap Whelen All-American Series Super Late Model Race on Friday and a 75-lap Late Model Race on Saturday.
SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, available nationwide on SIRIUS Channel 128 and on XM Channel 128 with the “Best of SIRIUS” programming package, will broadcast the action beginning at 7 p.m. PT on Friday and Saturday.
Calling the action live from Irwindale will be SIRIUS NASCAR Radio host and short-track aficionado Pat Patterson, along with two-time Camping World Series West Champion and current NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brendan Gaughan.
In addition, Patterson will host live SIRIUS NASCAR Radio shows from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday from showdown fan appreciation events in the Los Angeles area.
On Wednesday, the show will air from Clubhouse 66 in Glendora, Calif. Featured drivers slated to attend include Truex and Bowles, as well as Drive For Diversity driver Mackena Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing developmental driver Matt DiBenedetto, and former track champion Rip Michels.
Thursday, Longo Toyota in El Monte, Calif., will host the fan gathering, which is scheduled to include Kobyluck, two-time Camping World Series West Champion Eric Holmes, 2009 NASCAR Camping World Series West Sunoco Rookie of the Year Paulie Harraka, and Logano.
There will be autograph signings and ticket giveaways, in addition to Patterson’s live broadcast. The events will run from 6-9 p.m. each night.
Patterson, also known as “The Racing Guy,” has been broadcasting racing for more than 25 years and brings a wealth of short-track knowledge to the radio booth.
In addition to calling the live race, Patterson will host his regular SIRIUS NASCAR Radio show, "The Front Stretch," live from the track from 6-10 a.m. Saturday morning.
Last year, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio broadcast the event for the first time, and listeners were able to follow all the action—including the wild, last-lap shootout between Logano and Peyton Sellers that left Kobyluck standing tall in Victory Lane.
SIRIUS XM is the official satellite radio partner of NASCAR, broadcasting every Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, and Camping World Truck Series race live on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, the only radio channel dedicated to NASCAR 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.