Fox Sports will start its 2013 NASCAR coverage Sunday by featuring some of the sport’s top stars in its Daytona 500 prerace show at noon.
Analyst Darrell Waltrip will be interviewing Danica Patrick, who will talk about her Daytona 500 pole and her expectations for the race. Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews makes her NASCAR debut with an interview with reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski.
The Fox coverage begins at noon with driver introductions at 12:15 and the race scheduled to go green at 1:29 p.m. at Daytona International Speedway. The prerace show also includes a Hendrick Motorsports driver roundtable discussion with prerace host Chris Myers talking with Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne.
Part of the prerace concert by the Zac Brown Band, winner of best country album at this year’s Grammy Awards, also will be broadcast. As in recent years, the Fox broadcast booth will have Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds calling the shots. Krista Voda and Matt Yocum will be on pit road, with Jeff Hammond being a “roving reporter” throughout the race.
Fox also will be using its new “Gyro-Cam” that is mounted in the center of the cockpit and rotates, giving fans a good idea of the impact of the Daytona banking. It also will use its CAMCAT camera, which can zip above pit road at 85 miles an hour.