Kevin Harvick may have retired from NASCAR Cup Series competition, but his move to the Fox booth to join Clint Bowyer will be just like old times.
With the 2023 season in the books, it’s official: half of Stewart-Haas Racing’s NASCAR Cup Series driver lineup from 2017 to 2020 now serve as commentators in the Fox Sports broadcast booth for Cup Series races.
Three years after Clint Bowyer retired from full-time Cup Series competition and joined the network as an analyst in the booth alongside Mike Joy and Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick has done the same.
After Gordon left following Fox’s portion of the 2021 broadcast schedule to focus on his new role as Vice Chairman of Hendrick Motorsports, Fox began bringing in several different individuals to fill in the third spot in the booth each race, rather than operating with only a two-man booth like they did in 2020 with Joy and Gordon after Darrell Waltrip retired.
The network took this approach in 2022 and 2023, bringing in guests such as Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Danica Patrick, and even NBC announcer Dale Earnhardt Jr. for select events, but now they have a third full-time analyst again in Harvick.
Fox haven’t ruled out bringing in other guests from time to time during their portion of the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series broadcast schedule.
Fox’s 2024 broadcast schedule runs from the preseason exhibition race at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, February 4 through the race at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, June 9. NBC is set to take over for the remainder of the season.
Harvick and Bowyer were teammates at Stewart-Haas Racing from 2017 to 2020, with the latter joining the team in 2017 as Stewart’s replacement when he retired. They were also teammates at Richard Childress Racing from 2006 to 2011.
Bowyer, a 10-time race winner who won twice for the team, was replaced behind the wheel of the No. 14 Ford by Chase Briscoe after the 2020 season, while Harvick is set to be replace by Josh Berry behind the wheel of the No. 4 Ford following a 10-year run with the team which saw him win a championship and 37 races.
Harvick concluded his career in 10th place on the all-time wins list with 60 total victories.
Stewart-Haas Racing have now made a driver change after seven of the last eight seasons, and this offseason marks the first time during that stretch in which they need to make multiple adjustments. Aric Almirola will also not be back with the team in 2024, and Noah Gragson is rumored to be replacing him behind the wheel of the No. 10 Ford.