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Eight NASCAR Cup drivers to handle Fox broadcasting duties for Xfinity race

CONCORD, N.C. -- Eight NASCAR Cup drivers will comprise the Fox Sports broadcast team for the Xfinity Series race June 10 at Pocono Raceway.

Kevin Harvick will handle the play-by-play duties and will be joined in the booth by Joey Logano and Clint Bowyer. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ryan Blaney and Erik Jones will work pit road. Danica Patrick and Denny Hamlin will host the coverage.

"If it feels exactly [the] same as a normal race, then we've done something wrong," Fox Sports vice president Jacob Ullman said Friday. "It's supposed to be fun. It's supposed to be more of a conversation."

Fox chose Pocono because the race is one of the Xfinity races that will be televised on network television, and they picked Harvick as the lead because he has spent the most time in a booth as an analyst for Xfinity and truck races. Harvick then picked Logano and Bowyer to join him. They will have the regular Fox broadcast team there to help.

"We know we're going to screw up. They know we're going to screw up. And from a booth standpoint, the three of us is not going to be a traditional booth, where it's me leading the show," Harvick said. "It's going to be all three of us taking charge, saying what we see and doing what we think is right during that particular time."