CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 16: (L-R) Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 Cherry 5-Hour Energy/Special Operations Warrior Foundation Toyota, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet, Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 Ortho Ford, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, stand on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 16, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

A Cup Series driver will try out a new job this weekend at Homestead


Before Joey Logano races in the Cup Series finale at Homestead, he'll try out a new gig this weekend.

Motor Racing Network announced they're adding Logano as an analyst for Saturday's Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 300 championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The race will broadcast at 3 p.m. ET, and fans can hear Logano on MRN apps or at MRN.com.

Logano has some experience on the TV side, but this will be his first major appearance in broadcasting a race on radio. He said in a statement through Motor Racing Network that he's excited to be an analyst for the championship race.

"I'm excited to be part of Motor Racing Network's coverage of the Ford EcoBoost 300 on Saturday," Logano said. "Over the last few years, I've been an analyst on some of the FOX XFINITY Series broadcasts and I've really enjoyed that, so it's cool to jump over to the radio side and get another unique perspective of how we as an industry deliver the on-track excitement to the fans."

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Logano didn't make the playoffs this season, but he did race in the championship at Homestead last season.

He's made several appearances in TV as an analyst, and it's possible he could be preparing for a career in that field once his NASCAR career is over.

MRN president and executive producer David Hyatt said Logano brings a considerable amount of insight given his experience in championship races.

"Joey Logano raced for a championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway last season, so he knows what it's like in the heat of a battle like that," Hyatt said. "He'll bring that insight and perspective to our broadcast booth on Saturday, and our listeners will be the big winners - along with the XFINITY Series champion."

William Byron, Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier and Daniel Hemric will race for the championship on Saturday.