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Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney join SiriusXM's Guest DJ lineup

Two NASCAR Cup Series champions are joining forces with SiriusXM to showcase some of their favorite songs and artists.

2020 Cup champion Chase Elliott and reigning Cup champion Ryan Blaney are taking part in the Guest DJ program where athletes, comedians, actors, and more pick their favorite songs to share on the channel of their choosing.

Elliott will have his choices featured on The Highway, one of SiriusXM's country stations. Blaney will have his choices featured on Willie's Roadhouse. According to the announcement, Elliott's picks include Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Eric Church, and Megan Moroney. Blaney's picks include Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Ed Bruce, Hank Snow, and Conway Twitty.

The robust list of Guest DJs includes some of the biggest names across a variety of industries. Howard Stern, James Corden, Ashley Flowers, Kevin Hart, Jeff Lewis, Kate Hudson, Maxx Crosby, Raheem Mostert, Helio Castroneves, Conan O'Brien, and Luke Wilson are only some of the examples.

A member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame is also taking part in the Guest DJ program. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won back-to-back Xfinity Series championships in 1998-99, has provided some of his song choices.

SiriusXM's guest DJ lineup had Earnhardt attached to Lithium, which plays 90s alternative and grunge. However, Earnhardt said on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that he was on Prime Country.

The decision to have Earnhardt as a guest DJ follows a significant move by his company, Dirty Mo Media.

Back on May 23, Dirty Mo Media announced that it had signed an agreement with SiriusXM to put Earnhardt's network of shows on the SiriusXM Podcast Network and SiriusXM app. This includes "The Dale Jr. Download," which will air twice a week on SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.

"This is a great day for our company," Earnhardt said in a May press release. "This agreement allows us to continue producing the shows we want to produce and telling the stories we want to tell to an audience that values our brand of originality, passion, and candor."

"This also brings my relationship with SiriusXM full circle. I first started hosting my own show nearly two decades ago on XM Satellite Radio. We did it for a couple years. Since then, nothing has changed other than I'm now a married father of two, I don't race as much, XM is called SiriusXM, and I am bringing an entire media company back with me."