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2022 SRX Series: The full driver lineup for the new season of the Superstar Racing Experience

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Last summer, the racing world was inspired by the introduction of the Superstar Racing Experience, a new six-week prime-time racing series between some of the most famous racers on the most famous mass-level circuits. And after a successful first season in 2021, the summer of 2022 means it’s time for the SRX.

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Starting Saturday at CBS’s Five Flags Speedway, the 2022 Camping World SRX Series is once again a stellar field featuring some of the highest scoring racers of the past, present and future. Returning faces like Bobby Labonte and Paul Tracy will be joined by rookies like Ryan Newman and Ryan Hunter-Reay, as well as active NASCAR and IndyCar stars like Chase Elliott, Joseph Newgarden and Ryan Blaney, all going after Tony Stewart . , co-founder of SRX and its very first champion.

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Here’s the full list of full-time and part-time SRX riders for 2022, not including a group of local All-Stars who will compete at their respective race tracks over the course of the six-week series.

Regular drivers

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Tony Stewart – Tony Stewart is a racing icon whose resume includes three NASCAR Cup Series championships, IndyCar and USAC championships and many other accolades. Stewart added to his extensive portfolio last year by winning the first SRX championship.

Bobby Labonte – NASCAR Hall of Famer and 2000 NASCAR Cup Champion Bobby Labonte spent the entire SRX season last year finishing second in the IRP.

Michael Waltrip – A two-time Daytona 500 champion with four career NASCAR Cup wins overall, Michael Waltrip played the entire SRX season last year finishing fourth at Knoxville.

Ryan Newman – After racing full-time in NASCAR from 2002 to 2021, Ryan Newman is joining the SRX full-time on a more limited racing schedule in 2022. Newman has 18 career Cup wins, including the 2008 Daytona 500 and 2013 Brickyard 400.

Greg Biffle – After being part-time with the SRX in 2021, Greg Biffle joined him for the entire 2022 season. A 19-time NASCAR Cup Series winner with Xfinity and Truck Series championships, Biffle ran two SRX races last season with a best second finish at Stafford.

Ryan Hunter-Reay – Ryan Hunter-Reay joins SRX full-time after playing full-time in IndyCar from 2008 to 2021. Hunter-Reay has 16 career IndyCar victories, including the 2014 Indianapolis 500, to become IndyCar Series champion in 2021.

Paul Tracy – 2003 CART Champion and one of the greatest open wheel racing characters of the last 20 years, Paul Tracy is returning to the SRX for 2022 after facing just about everything and everyone in 2021. Tracy’s best finish last season was fifth, where he finished in both Eldora and Nashville.

Marco Andretti – Mario Andretti’s grandson and Michael Andretti’s son, Marco Andretti, has returned to new SRX competition after the series helped rejuvenate his racing career in 2021. Last year, Andretti won at Slinger Speedway on his way to fourth place in the SRX standings. .

Part time drivers

Tony Canaan – After four SRX races in 2021, Tony Kanaan will compete in all SRX races in 2022 with the exception of Stafford. The 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner and 2004 IndyCar champion had the best finish of seventh in the SRX last year, and he’s back fresh from a third-place finish in this year’s Indy 500.

Matt Kenseth – Matt Kenseth will race the SRX at the Nashville, I-55 and Sharon Showgrounds. The 2003 NASCAR Cup Series champion, Kenseth raced in the Cup Series from 2000 to 2020, scoring 39 career wins, which recently led him to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Helio Castroneves – After playing a full season in 2021, Helio Castroneves returned to the part-time SRX schedule in 2022. The four-time Indy 500 winner and open wheel legend will race in Stafford, South Boston and Nashville.

Ernie Francis Jr. – Last year, Ernie Francis Jr used SRX’s IRP victory and second place in the standings to qualify for the Indy Lights in 2022. Francis will return to SRX for two races this year.

Bill Elliott – Last year’s SRX regular, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliot will be reduced to two appearances in 2022. The Amazing Bill from Dawsonville will compete in Five Flags and Stafford.

Hayley Deegan – A part-time SRX competitor in 2021, Hayley Deegan will run a couple of SRX races at I-55 and Stafford in addition to her full-time duties in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Deegan ran three SRX races last season, finishing second at Knoxville.

Joseph Newgarden – 2017 and 2019 IndyCar Series champion Joseph Newgarden will join SRX for a one-off performance at his home race track. Newgarden will compete at the Nashville Fairgrounds in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

Chase Elliott – After winning last year’s season finale at the Nashville Fairgrounds, NASCAR Cup Series star Chase Elliott will look to repeat the feat in 2022. This year, Elliot will drive the season finale at Sharon Speedway.

Ryan Blaney – Like Elliott, Ryan Blaney will also move from the NASCAR Cup Series to compete in the SRX Battle in Sharon. Blaney will race alongside his father, Dave Blaney, at a track central to the Blaney family’s racing heritage in Ohio.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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