FOX Sports will return to its traditional three-man booth in 2021 with the addition of ten-time NASCAR Cup Series winner Clint Bowyer to the network’s NASCAR Cup Series coverage next season, alongisde broadcast veteran Mike Joy and NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon.
The network used the two-man broadcast team of Joy and Gordon this season after Darrell Waltrip retired following the network’s 16-race broadcast schedule.
“First and foremost, congratulations to Clint on an awesome NASCAR racing career … with a few more races to go in 2020, we’ll continue to cheer him on the race track for the remainder of the season,” Zager said. “After the work Clint did with Mike, Jeff and Larry McReynolds during the eNASCAR iRacing Pro invitational Series back in the spring, as well as his work as an analyst in the FOX NASCAR Xfinity Series booth, we’re thrilled he will be with us full time in 2021.”
The new booth setup will debut at Daytona International Speedway’s annual “Speedweeks” in February, culminating in the 63rd running of “The Great American Race” on Sunday, February 14th, 2021 on FOX.
Bowyer announced his retirement from full-time NASCAR competition, along with his intentions to join the FOX Sports broadcast team on Thursday Night in a two-page statement the 41-year-old posted on social media:
“This is a fantastic opportunity and I can’t wait to get started,” said Bowyer, the 2008 NASCAR XFINITITY SERIES champion who heads into his remaining 2020 NASCAR CUP SERIES races with 10 wins and 224 top 10s. “I had a great experience with the FOX NASCAR team in the spring and I’m looking forward to working with Mike, Jeff, Larry and the FOX team next season.”
“It’s hard not to be excited about adding Clint to the FOX NASCAR booth,” Gordon said. “An awesome career behind the wheel, there is no question that having him in the booth delivers a fresh-off-the-track perspective, great insight and a whole lot of fun.”
Larry McReynolds – who was recently honored with the prestigious Smokey Yunick Award, given annually to someone who rises from humble beginnings to make a major impact on the motor sports community — will continue his partnership with FOX Sports in 2021, offering unmatched insight from the state-of-the-art, multi-purpose virtual studio set based in Charlotte, North Carolina.