NASCAR: The final addition to the Fox booth for 2022

Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, NASCAR (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, NASCAR (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

For the fourth time in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, Tony Stewart is set to join the Fox broadcast booth at Sonoma Raceway.

Several different individuals have been welcomed to the Fox booth for NASCAR Cup Series races this year, thanks to Fox’s new approach to the third spot alongside lead announcer Mike Joy and analyst Clint Bowyer.

Jeff Gordon, who had been in the booth since 2016, left after Fox’s portion of the 2021 schedule to focus on his new role at Hendrick Motorsports as vice chairman.

In 2020, after Darrell Waltrip retired, Fox opted to go with a two-man booth featuring just Joy and Gordon. In 2022, only Joy and Bowyer, who joined the booth in 2021, are there full-time, but Fox still retained the third spot.

Confirmations regarding who would join the duo in the third spot have pretty much come on a week-by-week basis.

The first person to get the call was Tony Stewart, who joined the full-time duo for the preseason Busch Light Clash exhibition race at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and then returned for the official season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Five weeks later, he made his third appearance of the season for the race at Circuit of the Americas.

Now he is set to make his fourth appearance of the year for this Sunday’s race, the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Sonoma Raceway is site of his 49th and final Cup Series win, which he earned in 2016.

Stewart is set to be the final individual to occupy the third spot in the Fox booth this year, as this race, the 16th points race on the 2022 schedule, is the final race of Fox’s portion of the broadcast schedule.

NBC is set to cover the final 10 races of the regular season and then the four-round, 10-race playoffs, with Rick Allen serving as the lead announcer alongside color commentators Steve Letarte, Jeff Burton, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Tune in to Fox Sports 1 at 4:00 p.m. ET this Sunday, June 12 for the live broadcast of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 from Sonoma Raceway. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to start your free trial of FuboTV today and don’t miss any of the action!