Fox Sports calls on drivers for Nascar race coverage

The Fox Sports division of US network Fox will provide coverage of a Nascar stock car-racing event next month that will only feature audio provided by competitive drivers in the sport.

The Nascar Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway, which will be shown on Fox at 1pm eastern time on June 10, is thought to represent the first time in the history of US sports broadcasting that such an initiative has taken place.

The drivers calling the action will be from the Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series – the tier above the Xfinity Series.

The stand-in pundits and commentators will include Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer, Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, Ricky Stenhouse, Danica Patrick and Denny Hamlin.

“This is something Fox Sports has talked about doing for a long time,” said John Entz, Fox Sports’ president and executive producer, production. “Regardless of their TV experience, we have one goal for all – go out and have a blast. As long as no one sets fire to the Fox Sports booth or pulls the plug that knocks us off the air, the drivers have free rein.”