Saturday, February 21, 2015

Danica Patrick to the Booth for FOX Sports 1's Xfinity Series Coverage

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick is scheduled to be a full-race analyst during FOX Sports 1’s coverage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Michigan on Saturday, June 13 at 1:30 p.m. ET, creating another first for the popular driver. It is believed to be the first time a woman has served in this capacity during a NASCAR race broadcast.

Patrick’s Stewart-Haas Racing teammate and reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick is the first of four announced NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to rotate in the FOX Sports 1 booth for the network’s inaugural year of NASCAR Xfinity Series coverage, offering analysis Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET from Daytona International Speedway. Also scheduled as guest analysts this season are four-time champion Jeff Gordon and 2012 champion Brad Keselowski. The four drivers offer analysis alongside play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander and analyst Michael Waltrip.

Below is a list of 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series races for which drivers are scheduled to serve as guest analysts (subject to change):

Daytona: Kevin Harvick

Atlanta: Brad Keselowski

Las Vegas: Kevin Harvick

Phoenix: Brad Keselowski

Texas: Jeff Gordon

Bristol: Jeff Gordon

Richmond: Brad Keselowski

Talladega: Jeff Gordon

Dover: Kevin Harvick

Michigan: Danica Patrick

This season, FOX Sports adds coverage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the first 14 races of the year. FOX Sports 1 telecasts 12 of the events while FOX broadcasts the races from Phoenix and Talladega.

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