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Shannon Spake named co-host of FS1's 'NASCAR Race Hub'

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FOX Sports announced Monday morning that Shannon Spake will serve as co-host on its "NASCAR Race Hub" news program.

Spake, 40, joined FOX Sports last July and reported from the sidelines of NFL events, plus college football and basketball games. Her expansion into FOX's NASCAR coverage marks a return to the sport for Spake, who was an established pit reporter during her 10-year tenure with ESPN.

Spake replaces Danielle Trotta, who announced her departure from FOX Sports via a Twitter post just before the network's announcement. Trotta indicated that she was pursuing new opportunities, saying, "I'm ready to grow and tackle new challenges."

Spake will co-host alongside Adam Alexander on "NASCAR Race Hub," which airs Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m. ET on FS1 during the racing season. The veteran broadcaster has experience in the studio setting, serving as host and reporter for the ESPN2 "NASCAR Now" news show.

Spake also is scheduled to host the "NASCAR RaceDay" preview program ahead of events in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this year. The network said she is expected to continue her sideline reporting role for FOX's coverage of pro and college sports.

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