Superstar Racing Experience (SRX)’s latest driver recruitments for the upcoming season have taken fans by surprise.
The series created by Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham will come back this summer for its third edition. The short track series, which debuted in 2021, comprises identically prepared cars racing across six tracks in the U.S.
Stewart himself drivers in the series, but most of the drivers’ lineup consists of drivers from different racing disciplines and drivers who are not necessarily active in the sports. Additionally, the series also invites drivers from the Cup Series to take part in the competition. The likes of Chase Elliott, Hailie Deegan and Ryan Newman have already participated in the competition.
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The coming season will see Deegan and Newman return to the series. Additionally, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer have also decided to take part in select races in 2023.
However, Brad Keselowski’s addition has taken people by surprise as he will be running the entire six races and not just part-time.
SRX announces Deegan, Keselowski, BLabonte, Newman to run the entire six-race series this summer.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) January 31, 2023
Fans reacted to SRX’s full-time lineup with different opinions. The inclusion of Keselowski surprised many given his commitment to the Cup Series too.
I really wish it was more than six races
— Taylor Creech (@Taylor_Creech8) February 1, 2023
That's disappointing for @TonyStewart and @SRXracing. They need more mainstays than that. Don't care for all that comers and goers.
— My Truth is Undeniable (@BeAfraidOfTruth) January 31, 2023
Keselowski unexpected as fuck
— Christian (@ChrisPie_98) January 31, 2023
Wow keselowski is a big deal, being first to be full time while also in cup full time
— Tanner Flynn (@tannerflynn15) February 1, 2023
Let’s get a more diverse field…. I love Nascar or at least used too… but wasn’t this supposed to be like IROC with the idea of having drivers from other backgrounds racing each other??
— MDPROUD (@LoweDown25) February 1, 2023
interesting as @NASCAR moves away from practice.. drivers finding other series to practice on. Content lose for Nascar i guess but gain for smaller and local series
— Chris Johnson (@csjohnson3) February 1, 2023