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Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick to Sit Down for Q&A with NASCAR Fans for SiriusXM's "Town Hall" Series

Moderated by Ray Evernham, the special will air live from Daytona on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on February 21

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon and iconic Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick will sit down for a Q&A with SiriusXM listeners for a special edition of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series.

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"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick" will take place on February 21 (8:00 pm ET) in the Bill France Room at Daytona International Speedway and will air live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (channel 90 on Sirius and XM Premier).

The special will be moderated by Gordon's esteemed former crew chief, Ray Evernham, ESPN analyst and former NASCAR team owner, who was on the pit box for three of Gordon's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, and will feature Gordon and Hendrick taking questions from the studio audience about their careers and experiences in NASCAR. 

"Daytona is a truly special place," Hendrick said.  "Interacting with the fans there will be a fun experience, and I think the 'Town Hall' format will bring out a lot of great stories.  I'm grateful to SiriusXM for the invitation and excited to do something like this with Jeff and Ray.  We're all looking forward to a memorable night."

"Rick and Ray have been instrumental to my success on the track, and they are great friends of mine off the track," said Gordon.  "While I'm really looking forward to this event on SiriusXM because of its 'laid back' nature, I'm actually a bit concerned, too.  Those two know way too much about me!"

"Rick Hendrick and Jeff Gordon are two of the most accomplished figures in NASCAR's long history," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer.  "They both achieved extraordinary success at a young age and have consistently remained at the top of their sport.  We're very excited to have them participate in our 'Town Hall' series and give our listeners a chance to meet and interact with them in a very unique and personal way."

Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, has raced his entire NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career with Hendrick Motorsports since signing with the team in 1992 at the age of 20.  In that time he became a four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion (1995, '97, '98 and 2001) and three-time Daytona 500 winner (1997, '99 and 2005).  He is third on NASCAR's all-time wins list with 87 career victories, and has the most wins in NASCAR's modern era (1972-present).  Among his many remarkable career accomplishments, Gordon became the youngest champion in NASCAR's modern era, the youngest driver to win the Daytona 500, and the youngest driver to reach 50 wins.

Rick Hendrick is the chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group, which encompasses more than 100 retail franchises and 8,000 employees across 13 states, and owner of Hendrick Motorsports, one of NASCAR's preeminent race teams.  Hendrick Motorsports has garnered a NASCAR record 13 owner's championships and 14 overall: 10 in the Sprint Cup Series, three in the Camping World Truck Series and one in the Nationwide Series.  Its roster of stock-car drivers includes four-time champion Jeff Gordon, five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr.  Hendrick is currently second on NASCAR's all-time Cup wins list (1949-present) and leads all owners in modern era victories (1972-present). 

A leukemia survivor, Hendrick is involved with numerous charitable endeavors, including the Hendrick Marrow Program, which he founded in 1997, and the Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.  Gordon is an active philanthropist who supports various organizations and causes through the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation. In December, he became just the seventh recipient of the Heisman Humanitarian Award.

After the live broadcast, "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App or online at siriusxm.com.  Visit www.siriusxm.com/ondemand for more information.

"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick" is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series featuring intimate gatherings with iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM "Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roger Goodell, Carol Burnett, Tom Petty, KISS, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Gregg Allman, Usher, Mike Krzyzewski and Tony Hawk.

SiriusXM listeners will have the chance to attend "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick" on February 21. Listen to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio or visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall for Official Rules and details.

Sirius XM Radio is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of NASCAR and broadcasts every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race live exclusively on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, the only radio channel dedicated to NASCAR 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio is available nationwide on channel 90 on Sirius and XM Premier and is simulcast online at SiriusXM.com and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphone and other mobile devices.

SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will broadcast the 55th running of the Daytona 500 on February 24, plus live daily coverage from Daytona International Speedway throughout NASCAR Speedweeks. 

About Sirius XM Radio

Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 23.9 million subscribers.  SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is also available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android, Apple, and BlackBerry smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.

This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "believe," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning.  Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control.  Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements. 

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements:  our competitive position versus other forms of radio and  audio services; our dependence upon automakers; general economic conditions; failure of our satellites, which, in most cases, are not insured; our ability to attract and retain subscribers at a profitable level; royalties we pay for music rights: our ability to attract and retain qualified executive officers; the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation; rapid technological and industry change; failure of third parties to perform; changes in consumer protection laws and their enforcement; and our substantial indebtedness.  Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site (http://www.sec.gov).  The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

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