Last weekend, 3-x NASCAR champion Tony Stewart had the honor of taking home the inaugural SRX championship. The series that he himself helped develop.
For the 2022 season SRX Racing is now looking to race at North Wilkesboro Speedway next summer.
Fans immediately got excited after SRX tweeted about plans to renovate North Wilkesboro Speedway.
Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch interested in Tony Stewart’s SRX league?
Hey @savethespeedway, you busy next summer? @marcuslemonis 🤔
— Camping World SRX Series (@SRXracing) July 24, 2021
🚨OH MY GOD THIS IS HAPPENING!!!!! 🚨 https://t.co/nEg7vQzKeO
— Mark Becker (@markbecker26) July 25, 2021
A race at North Wilkesboro would be awesome! I’d definitely be buying tickets for that. https://t.co/qkNJWJ9Nm1
— Andrew Weese (@AndrewWeese1) July 25, 2021
Dear Lord please make this mean what I hope it does https://t.co/STFqz6Tc0t
— Spin30 (@Spin30) July 24, 2021
The North Wilkesboro Speedway was opened on May 18, 1947 as a dirt track with 10,000 in attendance to watch Red Byron emerge victorious and hosted the season finale in 1949. It was paved over the next decade and became a Grand National mainstay alongside Martinsville.
Jeff Gordon won the final NASCAR Cup Series race on September 29, 1996. North Wilkesboro Speedway sat dormant for over a decade up until a series of revival event took place in 2010 and 2011 for several short track races.