The Chicago native has been a major voice of broadcast motorsports coverage in the United States since the late 1970s, covering NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula 1 and NHRA events for outlets like CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and the Motor Racing Network (MRN). As of 2022, he has been a commentator for 43 Daytona 500s. Hired in 1975 by inductee Ken Squier at MRN, by 1980 Joy had risen to co-anchor, general manager and executive producer. In 1998 after 15 years on pit road, CBS Sports made him the lap-by-lap announcer with Squier. In 2001, he moved full-time to Fox as part of its NASCAR package. In 2015 Joy, Darrell Waltrip, and Larry McReynolds completed 15 years together, the longest tenure of any three-man announcing booth in U.S. sports television history. In 2014 a Sporting News poll named Joy first among network television’s 15 NASCAR announcers with a 93% approval rating. He received the Henry T. McLemore Motorsports Journalism Award in 2011 and in 2019 was inducted into the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame.