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Danica Patrick to co-host American Country Awards

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    Race car driver Danica Patrick arrives at the 2010 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2010. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT MOTOR RACING)

  • Luke Wilson and Danika Patrick

    Race car driver Danica Patrick and actor Luke Wilson present the best team award at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photos/Chris Pizzello)

Danica Patrick is crossing back over into entertainment.

The NASCAR star is joining country singer Trace Adkins as co-host of the American Country Awards on Dec. 10.

Patrick will have an experienced hand to guide her. Adkins has overseen the show since it began four years ago. Last year, his sidekick was Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.

The show will air live on Fox from the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas.

Patrick says she's become a fan of country music since she joined the NASCAR circuit, and she's appeared in videos with Miranda Lambert and Colt Ford.

Adkins' new album of Celtic-infused Christmas carols, "The King's Gift," comes out Oct. 29.

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