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Fox discusses Xfinity analyst role with Dale Jr.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race

BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 22: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, stands on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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When Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweets, things happen.

Earnhardt recently tweeted that he’d like to try his hand at broadcasting some Xfinity Series races on television. He might get that chance next season as an analyst for Fox.

Fox Sports said Wednesday night that the network had informal conversations with the 12-time most popular driver about joining its Xfinity Series booth for select races. (Fox also clarified an earlier release in which it had said Earnhardt would work as an analyst on “select races,” saying “nothing has been determined. We apologize for the confusion.”)

“(Fox) extended the offer to me that we can give it a shot,” Earnhardt said in a quote distributed by Fox. “I want to go up there next year and watch a few races, or watch one race, and see what I’m getting myself into. It looks like a lot of fun.”

Several of Earnhardt’s Sprint Cup competitors took part in Xfinity broadcasts this season on Fox and Fox Sports 1, including Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer and Danica Patrick.

In addition, Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray have served as analysts on Xfinity races televised this season by NBCSN.

“All the drivers who did it (earlier this) year looked great, sounded great, and they seemed to have a lot of fun doing it,” Earnhardt said, according to Fox. “I don’t know if it’s a career path for me. It just depends.”

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