SRX and ESPN have unveiled its broadcast team for the 2023 Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) season. The broadcast returns with last season’s core motorsport television veterans and welcomes new and iconic voices featuring current and former drivers. 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.
Allen Bestwick and Matt Yocum will return to the series and work all six races on the 2023 SRX schedule, bringing their iconic voices and racing insights to the fans at home. Bestwick will provide play-by-play for each race and Yocum will be back with the series as the lead pit reporter.
On the analyst side, NASCAR Cup Series star, Joey Logano, will serve as SRX’s lead analyst for three races – Stafford Motor Speedway on July 13, Berlin Raceway on August 3, and Eldora Speedway on August 10. Conor Daly will once again serve as a driver analyst for the series for two races – Motor Mile on July 27, and Lucas Oil on August 17. Broadcasting legend, Darrell Waltrip will make his SRX commentary debut as an analyst at Thunder Road on July 20.
“We are thrilled to be on ESPN for season 3 of SRX and build off all of the success and growth we have had over the first two seasons,” said Pam Miller, SRX Executive Producer. “We are really excited about our broadcast team for 2023. We are thrilled to have Allen and Matt back with SRX, and couldn’t be more excited to have Joey Logano in the booth for three races this summer. Conor Daly will continue to provide the viewers unique insights given his experiencing racing across both NASCAR and IndyCar. Lastly, we are enthused to welcome Darrell Waltrip to the series and can’t wait for the fans to experience his passion, knowledge, and love for racing.”
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