Tony Stewart's SRX Season 2 Brings New Names, New Leadership

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The Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) is a six-race short track series starting its second season on June 18.
All All-Star Series races will be broadcast live on CBS TV.
Three-time NASCAR Cup Champion and current NASCAR and NHRA team owner Tony Stewart is the series' defending champion.
After a successful inaugural season in 2021, the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) begins its second campaign this Saturday in Pensacola, Florida.
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Some changes
The six-race, six-week multi-discipline televised short track series airing on CBS, featuring recently retired (and a handful of current) riders - all races are Saturday nights from 8:00pm. to 10 p.m. ET – will see several changes in its second year.
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• First, longtime Charlotte Motor Speedway official Don Hawk has assumed control of the series as CEO.
• Second, SRX co-founder and NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham has stepped down from day-to-day operations at SRX. Evernham remains a serial investor/owner.
Hawk was initially interested in the role of consultant, but that quickly evolved into being offered the CEO position just before Christmas last December.
"Ray Evernham stepped aside to be a pure owner and no longer wanted to be an active day-to-day operations guy," Hawk told Autoweek. "They had to replace that."
• Third, of the six circuits planned for the 2022 season, four are new from last season.
The series begins this Saturday with its first appearance at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. Going forward, the second week of the schedule will visit South Boston (Va.) Speedway (June 25).
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The two holdovers from last season are Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford, Connecticut (July 2) and Nashville Fairgrounds in Tennessee (July 9).
Rounding out the schedule are the only two dirt tracks on the schedule: Ken Schrader's I-55 Speedway in Pevely, Missouri (July 16) and the season-ending and likely championship-deciding event on July 23 at the Dave Blaney-owned den Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio.
"The biggest changes are just the ability to expand on what you already have and try to match it or make it better, that's always the goal," Hawk said. “We had an excellent Year 1 so the focus now is on building on Year 1. We don't settle for mediocrity, we strive for the moon.”
The driver
SRX co-founder and NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart returns as series champion and will compete in all six races this year.
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Here is a list of other drivers who will compete either full-time or part-time:
Full-time: Stewart, former NASCAR drivers Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle, Bobby Labonte and Michael Waltrip; IndyCar drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti, and former IndyCar driver and NBC announcer Paul Tracy.
Part-time: Four-time 2021 Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves will compete in three events (South Boston, Stafford, Nashville), NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott (Five Flags, Stafford) and Tony Kanaan (all races except Stafford).
Also Coming: NASCAR driver Chase Elliott will join Ryan and Dave Blaney for the season finale at Blaney-owned Sharon Speedway.
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