NASCAR’s Danica Patrick doesn’t get nervous about driving a car 200mph around a race track, but she is having a few butterflies about co-hosting the American Country Awards with Trace Adkins, she tells People.com. The show airs live on FOX on December 10 at 8/7c.
“I’m a little nervous,” she said. “I’m told it’s going to be really easy, with no issues and no problems, but I just keep thinking, ‘That can’t be true.’ But… we’ll be ready!”
Danica, who appeared with Miranda Lambert in her “Fastest Girl In Town” video and with Colt Ford in his “Drivin’ Around Song’ video, shouldn’t be too nervous. She has some experience to draw from as she prepares to take on the role of hostess.
“I co-hosted The View a few years ago and then I’ve presented awards at the ESPYs every year,” she said. “I’ve been asked to present awards at a lot of shows and I’d like to do more, but scheduling is tough because of how much we race. I’m excited though – this is a big next step.”
As NASCAR’s season wraps up, Danica will be at the track in between preparing for her co-hosting duties. She will pilot a pink car in her next several races through a partnership with GoDaddy and Chevrolet to support breast cancer awareness month.
“I have a friend from high school who took the breast cancer gene test six or seven years ago and it was positive, so she decided to have a double mastectomy,” she told People. “We’ve all been affected by it in some way or through someone we know, so it’s important to raise awareness and that’s why I’m proud to be a part of what GoDaddy and Chevy are doing.”