Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway will host a Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) event on July 17, 2021. The Superstar Racing Experience Series is the brainchild of three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, NASCAR Hall of Fame crew chief Ray Evernham, Sandy Montag and George Pine.
The Superstar Racing Experience is a new racing series that runs on Saturday nights. The first race will be on June 12 at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford, Connecticut. The series will conclude on July 17 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in a race scheduled to be broadcast on CBS television. The series is in stark contrast to NASCAR Series racing because it features shorter races on short asphalt tracks and dirt tracks. The Superstar Racing Experience currently features legendary drivers from a variety of racing backgrounds, but later may include younger up and coming drivers looking for exposure. Tony Stewart has compared the series to the now defunct International Race of Champions (IROC). SRX cars will be designed in total by co-founder Ray Evernham. Fury Race Cars will design and build the racing chassis for the cars. The cars are said to have high horsepower and low downforce.
According to the SRX website:
SRX will re-ignite the passion of the die-hard motorsports fan and reintroduce racing to a whole new generation.
Featuring an unprecedented line-up of all-star drivers and crews, this supercharged spectacle is hellbent on recapturing the glory days of racing and getting things back on track. Big engines, bigger personalities, and big-time drama and intensity irresistible. This will be the most exhilarating racing on the planet.
SRX events will be held primarily on asphalt and dirt half-mile race tracks. Here is the SRX schedule.
- June 12 – Stafford Motor Speedway
- June 19 – Knoxville Raceway
- June 26 – Eldora Speedway
- July 3 – Lucas Oil Raceway
- July 10 – Slinger Speedway
- July 17 – Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
“All (of these tracks) demand respect and each forces drivers to adapt,” Stewart said. “What works at one track won’t necessarily transfer to another.”
Speaking of drivers, here’s a lift of drives that is expected to compete in the Superstar Racing Experience.
|Tony Stewart||NASCAR Cup Series||1996–97 IndyCar Series Champion, 2002, 2005, and 2011 NASCAR Cup Series Champion|
|Tony Kanaan||IndyCar Series||2004 IndyCar Series Champion, 2013 Indianapolis 500 Winner|
|Paul Tracy||IndyCar Series||2003 CART season Champion|
|Bobby Labonte||NASCAR Cup Series||2000 NASCAR Cup Series Champion|
|Hélio Castroneves||IndyCar Series||2001, 2002, and 2009 Indianapolis 500 Winner|
|Willy T. Ribbs||Trans-Am Series||1976 Formula Ford Champion|
|Mark Webber||Formula One||2015 FIA World Endurance Champion|
|Bill Elliott||NASCAR Cup Series||1988 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, 1985 and 1987 Daytona 500 Winner|
|Ernie Francis Jr.||Trans-Am Series||Seven-time Trans-Am Series Champion|