Last season, NASCAR Hall of Famer, four time Cup Series champion, and FOX Sports broadcaster Jeff Gordon announced that he would be leaving the broadcast booth at the end of the seasn to return to Hendrick Motorsports as a second in command of the franchise.

The move has left an opening for a broadcaster to join former Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer and Mike Joy.

FOX Sports has announced a replacement for Gordon…at least for the first two races of the season…

NASCAR Hall of Fame driver and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing Tony Stewart will join Bowyer and Joy in the booth for the Busch Light Clash on February 6 and for the Daytona 500 on February 20.

FOX reporters and anylists Larry McReynolds, Jamie Little, Regan Smith, and Vince Welch will also be returning for the 2022 NASCAR season on FOX.

Stewart spoke on the opportunity via a statement saying, “to call the very first Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum AND the Daytona 500 is an opportunity you don’t pass up. The size and scope of both these races is massive, and it’s an honor to be a part of them with FOX. Anytime you get to talk racing with Clint and Mike, you’re going to have a good time.”

When the Busch Light Clash comes to the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles it will mark the first time in NASCAR’s 98 year history that such an event will take place outside of Daytona International Speedway and inside a football stadium. The drivers will race on a manufactured quarter mile track around the football field.

The star studded event will also feature musical performances by Ice Cube and Pitbull. Pitbull is also a minor owner in Trackhouse Racing.