Kevin Harvick to call eight NASCAR races for FOX in 2017

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Right now 2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) champion Kevin Harvick is still chasing victories and championships. But at 41 years of age, his time behind the wheel may be limited.

Luckily, he may have a future in the booth.

Harvick will join FOX Sports as a television analyst for eight XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series races in 2017, beginning with the XFINITY season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 25.

The 16-year MENCS veteran will return for XFINITY races at Phoenix, Bristol, Talladega and Pocono, as well at Truck Series races at Kansas, Eldora and Talladega.

“I really enjoy calling races,” Harvick said.  “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.”

As part of the agreement, Harvick will also contribute to to FS1’s NASCAR Racehub, a daily NASCAR news and discussion program that airs weekly from Monday through Thursday at 6:00 PM ET.

Harvick has been one of many active Cup Series drivers to call minor series races in the booth for FOX Sports over the past few seasons, including current analyst Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer, Danica Patrick, Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin.

Harvick called just one race in 2016, the XFINITY season opener at Daytona. 2017 will mark the third-straight season he’s served as an analyst for the event. However, Harvick aims to do more moving forward.

“One wasn’t enough, and I think we’ll do several NASCAR Race Hub shows this year, so it will be fun to express my opinion from the booth and from the studio,” he added.

Harvick is expected to be one of many drivers to fill the booth for FOX Sports in 2017. Per the release, future announcements regarding additional Cup Series drivers to fill the booth in the coming season are forthcoming.

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