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Paul Tracy third driver to join SRX

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Driver #3 for Ray Evernham and Tony Stewart‘s Superstar Racing Experience has been revealed. On Wednesday, the series announced Paul Tracy will join Stewart and Tony Kanaan in the new stock car league, set to kick off in summer 2021.

“Big thanks to @TonyStewart @RayEvernham @SRXracing for the invite,” Tracy tweeted. “It’s going to awesome to race against some legends of Motorsports”.

Tracy, an NTT IndyCar Series colour commentator for NBC Sports, is a longtime veteran of the series and Champ Car, winning the 2003 championship in the latter. He has 31 career Champ Car wins and 74 podium finishes. The Canadian last ran an IndyCar event in 2011, but continued racing in various series over the years including the Rolex Sports Car Series and the Stadium Super Trucks.

All three confirmed drivers have some form of experience in open-wheel cars, with Stewart and Kanaan both winning titles in the IndyCar Series. Kanaan had been announced a week prior to Tracy’s reveal.

SRX, formed by NASCAR Cup Series greats Evernham and Stewart, is a six-race summer short track series. Tracy was long rumoured as a possible driver when fans noticed he was among the SRX Twitter account’s first follows.

Evernham, a multi-time Cup-winning crew chief, is leading the SRX car’s development; drivers will race in identically-prepared vehicles. On Tuesday, the series teased what the car’s nose would look like, including a large splitter and an alternate version with an X-shaped grille. After lukewarm fan reception to the splitter, Evernham remarked it will be removed, though the grille will be retained.

CBS Sports will air SRX races. Further drivers and tracks have not been announced.

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