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Race featuring local racer Mackenna Bell to be aired on SIRIUS

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced that the NASCAR 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 American for what drivers have dubbed the “Daytona 500 of short-track racing.” The seventh running of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star 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 2010 NASCAR Toyota All-Star 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, will broadcast the action beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Calling the action live from Irwindale will be SIRIUS NASCAR Radio host and short-track aficionado Pat Patterson, and two-time NASCAR 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 NASCAR Toyota All-Star 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 and Carson native Mackena Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing developmental driver Matt DiBenedetto, and former track champion Rip Michels.