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4 Burning Questions: Is Chase Elliott Underperforming as Champion?

Chase Elliott at Martinsville

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What is a Pearson Grade? A couple of years ago, I created a metric using loop data called a Pearson Grade. Every driver has a Pearson Grade, and it is determined after a race. Simply put, it is the difference between a driver’s average running position, or ARP, and a driver’s average finishing position, or …

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Hailie Deegan Competing in SRX

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In addition to reigning ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year and current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie, Hailie Deegan will add Superstar Racing Experience driver to her racing resume. Deegan will compete in the new series, she announced on Instagram April 22. Ray Evernham, co-owner of the series, confirmed Deegan will indeed compete …

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CBS Announcing Team Revealed for SRX

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

CBS Sports revealed the announcers for the upcoming Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) series Wednesday, April 14. Four will cover all six summer events: host Lindsay Czarniak, play-by-play announcer Allen Bestwick, roaming analyst Brad Daugherty and pit reporter Matt Yocum. Additionally, three driver analysts will join the series for two races each. Danica Patrick will be …

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SRX Adds 5 to Driver Lineup

Five drivers are joining the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) field this summer in one race each. Doug Coby, Brian Brown, Kody Swanson, Bobby Santos III and the 2021 Slinger Nationals champion will compete as what SRX calls “Amateur All Stars.” Coby, a six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, will race at Stafford Motor Speedway. He …

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SRX Adds Michael Waltrip to Driver Lineup

[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

Michael Waltrip will climb back into the driver’s seat as he became the newest addition to SRX, the series announced Thursday (February 18). It will be his first time racing since his start in the 2017 Daytona 500, where he finished eighth. “This is an awesome opportunity and I’m genuinely excited to get back in …

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Marco Andretti Joins SRX Lineup

Marco Andretti (Photo: Chris Owens, IndyCar Media)

Marco Andretti will compete in the Superstar Racing Experience this summer, SRX announced Feb. 3. The news comes after Andretti announced he would step away from full time INDYCAR competition this season. The 2020 Indianapolis 500 pole winner has two victories and 20 podiums throughout his INDYCAR career. ?#DriverAnnouncement: Let’s officially welcome @MarcoAndretti to the …

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SRX Announces Inaugural Schedule

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The schedule for the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience season is here. The six-race season will begin in June and run through mid-July, SRX announced Jan. 4. Stafford Motor Speedway will kick off the season June 12, followed by races at Knoxville Raceway, Eldora Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway, Slinger Speedway and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. All races …

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Lucas Oil Raceway Joins SRX Schedule

Lucas Oil Raceway will be part of the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience schedule in 2021, SRX announced Dec. 9. The track, located outside Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Ind., formerly hosted the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series through 2011. It also held a race for the ARCA Menards Series through 2020, with the track left …

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