Kenseth Returning To SRX For Race at Eldora

Matt Kenseth returns to SRX for his second season after racing three times in 2022, posting two podium finishes.


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Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) has announced that Matt Kenseth will join the field at Eldora Speedway in New Weston, Ohio on August 10th. Kenseth returns to SRX for his second season after racing three times in 2022, posting two podium finishes. Kenseth, a 2023 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee, has run 697 races in the Cup Series over 22 years, with 39 wins, including two Daytona 500s. Kenseth was the 2003 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, and the 2004 IROC Champion.

“The first time I ever raced on dirt was Eldora, it was at Tony’s Prelude to the dream. My background was all asphalt racing and I remember how much fun I had that night, and said if I could go back and do anything different it would have been to race dirt earlier in my career,” said Matt Kenseth

“Welcome back to one of the very best short track racers and now a NASCAR Hall of Famer,” said SRX Chief Executive Officer, Don Hawk. “Having you back at Eldora was a goal, each race on dirt you got better and better, and perhaps the best is yet to come. Matt’s humble, hungry and smart and were lucky to have him back with SRX this summer.”

SRX will air on six consecutive Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN and the ESPN App, bringing back the iconic “ESPN Thursday Night Thunder” branding.

The 2023 SRX Schedule (all times Eastern)





Thursday, July 13

Stafford Motor Speedway (Stafford Springs, CT)

9 p.m.


Thursday, July 20

Thunder Road Speedbowl (Barre, VT)

9 p.m.


Thursday, July 27

Motor Mile Speedway (Radford, VA)

9 p.m.


Thursday, Aug. 3

Berlin Raceway (Grand Rapids, MI)

9 p.m.


Thursday, Aug. 10

Eldora Speedway (New Weston, OH)

9 p.m.


Thursday, Aug. 17

Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, MO)

9 p.m.


About SRX:

Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) was created by Sandy Montag and The Montag Group, Investor and former NASCAR COO, George Pyne, NASCAR Hall of Famer and legendary driver Tony Stewart, and NASCAR Hall of Fame Crew Chief and Owner Ray Evernham. Over the first two seasons of SRX, the six-race series has featured drivers from a variety of racing backgrounds with an emphasis on champion-level drivers. SRX has seen some of the sport’s biggest names compete including: Tony Stewart, Bill Elliott, Chase Elliott, Tony Kanaan, Paul Tracy, Bobby Labonte, Willy T. Ribbs, Hailie Deegan, Ryan Blaney, Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle, Marco Andretti, Matt Kenseth, Michael Waltrip, Josef Newgarden, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves, and many more.

In 2022, the series field featured a total of five NASCAR Cup Series Championships, three IndyCar Series Championships, four Daytona 500 Winners, five Indianapolis 500 Winners and four NASCAR Hall of Fame Drivers. Tony Stewart claimed the inaugural SRX Championship in 2021, and Marco Andretti claimed the 2022 Championship.

-Superstar Racing Experience Press Release
-Photo credit: Will Bellamy/Racing America