Three drivers are set to join the regular Fox duo for this Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway as opposed to just one.
Instead of opting to run just a two-man booth for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season following the departure of Jeff Gordon, like they did in 2020 following the retirement of Darrell Waltrip, Fox brought back the third spot.
But instead of filling it with a full-time analyst alongside lead announcer Mike Joy and color commentator Clint Bowyer, Fox opted to switch up the booth on a weekly basis this year, welcoming several guest analysts to fill that third seat.
They are switching it up even more so for this coming Sunday’s throwback race at Darlington Raceway.
Eight individuals have joined Joy and Bowyer in the booth so far this year: Gordon, Waltrip, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Danica Patrick, Chad Knaus, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Larry McReynolds.
That eight is set to become an 11 after next Sunday afternoon’s Goodyear 400.
Three different guests are slated to join Joy and Bowyer this weekend, one during each stage of the 293-lap race around the four-turn, 1.366-mile (2.198-kilometer) oval in Darlington, South Carolina, all former Cup Series champions.
Set to join them during the first stage, a 90-lap stage, is seven-time champion Richard Petty. Slated to join them during the second stage, a 95-lap stage, is 2000 champion Bobby Labonte, and set to join them during the third and final stage, a 108-lap stage, is 1988 champion Bill Elliott.
Petty is also set to serve as the honorary starter of the Goodyear 400, so be sure not to miss it. Tune in to Fox Sports 1 at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 8 for the live broadcast of the race from “The Track Too Tough to Tame”. Begin a free trial of FuboTV now!