Danica Patrick to the booth for FS1 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):
Feb 21: Daytona – Kevin Harvick (FS1 – 3:30 p.m. ET)
Feb 28: Atlanta – Brad Keselowski (FOX – 2 p.m. ET)
March 7: Las Vegas – Kevin Harvick (FS1 – 4 p.m. ET)
March 14: Phoenix – Brad Keselowski (FOX – 4 p.m. ET)
April 10: Texas – Jeff Gordon (FS1 – 8:30 p.m. ET)
April 18: Bristol – Jeff Gordon (FS1 – 1:30 p.m. ET)
April 24: Richmond – Brad Keselowski (FS1 – 7:30 p.m. ET)
May 2: Talladega – Jeff Gordon (FOX – 1:30 p.m. ET)
May 30: Dover – Kevin Harvick (FOX – 2:30 p.m. ET)
June 13: Michigan – Danica Patrick (FS1 – 1:30 p.m. ET)
This season, FOX Sports adds coverage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the first 14 races of the year. FOX Sports 1 telecasts 10 of the events while FOX broadcasts the races from Phoenix and Talladega.