Jeff Gordon (left) will return to the FOX Sports sales space at Atlanta.
The former driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet is heading again to the FOX Sports sales space. Hendrick Motorsports vice chairman Jeff Gordon will be a part of Mike Joy and Clint Bowyer as soon as once more for a NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Joy and Bowyer made the announcement throughout the Ruoff Mortgage 500 at Phoenix Raceway on March 13. They — together with visitor analyst Danica Patrick — confirmed a spotlight from a 2012 combat that includes Bowyer and Gordon earlier than confirming that the previous FOX Sports analyst will make his return.
The race on the reconfigured Atlanta Motor Speedway will probably be Gordon’s first within the sales space because the center of the 2021 Cup Series season. He joined Bowyer and Joy for the race at Sonoma Raceway, which Kyle Larson received after main 57 laps.
This race was the ultimate of the season for FOX Sports, and it kicked off a two-week break for the Olympics. Once NASCAR returned to motion, NBC Sports took over at Nashville Superspeedway whereas Gordon ready for his full-time position at Hendrick Motorsports.
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Bowyer & Gordon Enjoyed 1 Season Together
The race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is not going to be the primary time that the 2 Cup Series drivers work collectively as analysts whereas Joy calls the motion. They spent one full season collectively — 2021 — after Bowyer retired from full-time racing.
While the 2020 sales space had solely two males within the sales space, FOX Sports expanded for 2021. Bowyer left the No. 14 Ford Mustang behind and moved ahead with a go well with on and a microphone in his hand.
The first season that includes the return of the three-man sales space had loads of fascinating moments. Bowyer and Gordon wrecked a pair of rental vehicles whereas testing out the Daytona Road Course, and so they filmed quite a few different skits for the FOX Sports pre-race present.
The duo may have one other alternative to reunite on March 20 when the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway. They will present evaluation because the drivers tackle the wildly totally different venue whereas Joy retains all the things shifting ahead.
The 4x Champion Made the Move to FOX After Retiring
Gordon, who received 4 championships with Hendrick Motorsports, made a significant transfer after asserting that he would retire from full-time Cup Series racing. He walked away from the No. 24 Chevrolet after the 2015 season and headed to the sales space.
ESPN reported the information on May 21, 2015, that Gordon had signed a multi-year take care of FOX Sports. He changed Larry McReynolds, who moved over to an in-race analyst position, and joined Joy and Darrell Waltrip as a part of the three-man sales space.
Gordon remained on this position by means of the top of the 2019 season when Waltrip introduced that he would exit the sales space. Instead of trying to find a alternative, FOX Sports opted to transfer to a two-man sales space for the 2020 season whereas placing extra obligations on Gordon’s shoulders.
FOX Sports went again to a three-man sales space in 2021, and it has continued with this format ever since. Though the 2022 season has featured a rotating third chair with Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, Gordon, and a number of different company but to be introduced.
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