Paul Tracy, who has been a mainstay in the Camping World SRX Series since its inception in 2021, has been immediately suspended by the series, following his over-aggressive driving on Thursday.
On the 89th lap of Thursday's 100-lap feature at Pulaski County Motorsports Park, Tracy slammed into the side of Josef Newgarden, causing a five-car accident behind.
However, despite his being assigned the role of the villain in the Superstar Racing Experience over the last two seasons, the sanctioning body elected to take action halfway through the series' third season.
“We take issues regarding driver safety extremely seriously at SRX,” said SRX Chief Executive Officer, Don Hawk. “This is not a decision we take lightly. It is our responsibility to ensure that we foster a competitive, and most importantly, a safe racing environment. I have been in contact with Paul directly and we appreciate his cooperation on this matter.”
Following the halfway point of the 2023 Superstar Racing Experience season, Tracy found himself sitting fourth in points, tied with Bobby Labonte and Brad Keselowski.
Upon the release of a statement on Friday, the Superstar Racing Experience failed to disclose the length of Tracy's suspension, whether it is for the series' next event at Berlin, or if it was a more permanent suspension.
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