FOX Sports has confirmed that Kevin Harvick will join the broadcasting team as an analyst for eight races this season. The former NASCAR Cup Series champion will provide analysis inside the TV booth, and appear on the network’s “NASCAR Race Hub” news program, joining other drivers and crew chiefs as regular contributors.
“I really enjoy calling races,” Harvick said in a release provided by FOX Sports. “I enjoy the perspective of sitting up there and trying to figure out what’s going on. I also want to be a part of watching these young guys come up through the NASCAR Camping World Truck and XFINITY Series and have the experience of having been in the booth when they raced because, ultimately, it’s something I want to do down the road when I’m done driving.”
Harvick has contributed to the FOX Sports broadcast crew for a number of events over the past two years, including providing commentary for the Daytona openers in 2015 and 2016. The response to his on-air work has been positive, which led to Harvick getting the itch to do more broadcasting.
“One wasn’t enough, and I think we’ll do several NASCAR Race Hub shows this year,” Harvick added, “so it will be fun to express my opinion from the booth and from the studio.”
Harvick will with lead announcer Adam Alexander and analyst Michael Waltrip for the third straight season at Daytona. FOX Sports says other announcements regarding its guest analysts are forthcoming.