Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) is an upcoming stock car racing series founded by Tony Stewart, Ray Evernham, Sandy Montag and George Pyne. The formation of the series was announced on July 13, 2020, in advance of a planned 2021 debut and corresponding television contract with CBS Sports.
On July 13, 2020, it was reported that SRX was in preparation for a 2021 debut season. The series' founders included former NASCAR driver and current team owner Tony Stewart, former NASCAR team owner and crew chief Ray Evernham as well as former NASCAR executive George Pyne and sports agent Sandy Montag. Initially, series management was split between New York City and Charlotte, North Carolina.
SRX is said to be aiming for a six-race debut season. It drew direct contrast from NASCAR when aiming for shorter races at shorter tracks, and also with the random pairing of driver and crew chief for each race. Founder Tony Stewart compared it to IROC by comparing the aspects of identical cars and an all-star cast of drivers.
SRX cars will be completely designed by founder Ray Evernham and were in concept stage when the series was founded in July 2020. Teaser photos of the car show it has a high rear spoiler and is said to have high horsepower and low downforce. Fury Race Cars will serve as the cars' chassis designer and builder.
|Driver||Primary series||Accomplishments||Announcement date||Ref|
|Tony Stewart||NASCAR Cup Series||1996-97 IndyCar Series Champion, 2002, 2005, and 2011 NASCAR Cup Series Champion||July 13, 2020|
|Tony Kanaan||IndyCar Series||2004 IndyCar Series Champion, 2013 Indianapolis 500 Winner||July 22, 2020|||
|Paul Tracy||IndyCar Series||2003 CART season Champion||July 29, 2020|||
|Bobby Labonte||NASCAR Cup Series||2000 NASCAR Cup Series Champion||August 14, 2020|||
|Hélio Castroneves||IndyCar Series||2001, 2002, and 2009 Indianapolis 500 Winner||August 19, 2020|||
|Willy T. Ribbs||Trans-Am Series||1976 Formula Ford Champion||September 2, 2020|||
|Mark Webber||Formula One||2015 FIA World Endurance Champion||September 9, 2020|||
|Bill Elliott||NASCAR Cup Series||1988 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, 1985 and 1987 Daytona 500 Winner||October 1, 2020|||
Races will primarily be held on half-mile dirt and asphalt short tracks and may feature a road course on the schedule as well.
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