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4 Burning Questions: Definitely An Xperience

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Where will Kurt Busch end up? This week, Kurt Busch confirmed to Sirius XM that he has been contact by both 23XI Racing and Trackhouse Racing Team for the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022. 23XI was known about, but Trackhouse being mentioned is very interesting. Team owner Justin Marks said later that day that he …

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Fire on Fridays: How Will SRX Compare to NASCAR?

Helio Castroneves

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The wait is almost over. Just under a year since NASCAR Hall of Famers Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham announced their brainchild, SRX will finally debut this Saturday (June 12) at Stafford Motor Speedway. It’s been said numerous times the six-race series featuring drivers from multiple disciplines is not competition to NASCAR. If anything, it …

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Jeff Hammond, Todd Parrott, Mike Beam Join SRX As Crew Chiefs

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With less than a week until the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience event on June 12 at Stafford Speedway, the Camping World SRX Series announced today the addition of three veteran crew chiefs and their local track champion counterparts to their pit crew roster. NASCAR crew chiefs Jeff Hammond, Todd Parrott and Mike Beam will join …

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Friday Faceoff: Has Ryan Newman Had a Hall-of-Fame Career?

Ryan Newman at 2021 spring Phoenix Cup race NKP

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The Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 in the NASCAR Cup Series has just two top-five finishes since Kyle Larson’s tenure ended more than a year ago. What’s wrong at CGR, and what should be done? Josh Roller: The No. 42 with Ross Chastain behind the wheel is heading in the right direction in 2021, despite only …

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SRX Adds Camping World As Title Sponsor

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The Superstar Racing Experience, the upcoming new racing series started by Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham, has its first title sponsor through Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis and his $1 million Plating Change donation. Camping World will sponsor the Camping World SRX Series in its inaugural season this year, SRX announced June 1. “At every …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Something Old, Something New

NASCAR race cars under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the 2021 Coca-Cola 600. Photo: NKP

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There still may be some debate (somewhat more muted than in days past) whether the Indy 500 or the Daytona 500 is a bigger deal, but there’s no debating that Memorial Day weekend brings us the greatest weekend of auto racing here in the Americas. The day kicks off in Indianapolis with the traditional Indy …

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SRX Saturday: Bobby Labonte Talks Inaugural Season, Importance of Short-Track Racing

Bobby Labonte

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Bobby Labonte’s dive into the Superstar Racing Experience should come as no surprise. Sure, the 57-year-old stepped away from full-time NASCAR Cup Series racing after the 2012 season, but Labonte has shown he never intended to slow down. The 2000 Cup Series champion has jumped into anything and everything over the past decade, including part-time …

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Greg Biffle, Scott Speed, Scott Bloomquist Join SRX

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Greg Biffle, Scott Speed and Scott Bloomquist are joining the Superstar Racing Experience summer series at select racetracks, SRX announced Wednesday, May 19. Biffle will race at Stafford Motor Speedway on June 12 and Slinger Speedway on July 10. Speed’s competing at Eldora Speedway on June 26 and Lucas Oil Raceway on July 3. Lastly, …

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SRX Saturday: Michael Waltrip on Series Competitors, Cup Career & Superspeedway Racing

16 February, 2011, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA Michael Waltrip ©2011,Nigel Kinrade Autostock

Michael Waltrip is one of 10 full-time drivers participating in the Superstar Racing Experience, a racing series founded by Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham (among others) debuting on June 12, 2021 at Stafford Motor Speedway. Six races comprise the inaugural season, with full-time drivers set to contest 100 laps at each track outside of Slinger …

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4 Burning Questions: Will the SRX Format Be Successful?

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Will the SRX Format be successful? Superstar Racing Experience released its race and points format on Thursday, and the results are a bit questionable. Timed races seem like not a great idea, judging by how they were received in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series a few years ago. At the same time, SRX also …

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