SRX Series moves to ESPN in 2023

The short track racing series moves to Thursday night

SRX and ESPN have entered a new multi-year tv contract. Starting in 2023, the recently formed SRX Series races will be shown LIVE via ESPN on Thursday nights.

View the 2023 SRX schedule below.

The Series puts drivers from multiple diciplines on various short tracks for six straight weeks of mid-week racing action. They race on various asphalt and dirt short tracks.

Thursday Night Thunder originally aired on ESPN in the 1980’s. It’s a program that helped launch the career for series co-owner Tony Stewart.

“Thursday Night Thunder is where guys like me, who were just starting our careers in USAC, got the chance to make a name for ourselves because of its presence on ESPN,” said Stewart, SRX Co-Founder and 2021 SRX Champion. “It’s great to see Thursday Night Thunder return, but to also be a part of it all over again with SRX.”

SRX comments

“When we had the opportunity to pitch the concept of Thursday Night Thunder on ESPN, it was my firm belief this would be another disruptive and monumental moment in SRX and racing history – reuniting race fans with ESPN on short tracks with Superstar drivers all across the U.S. for years to come,” stated Don Hawk, series Chief Executive Officer.

Hawk added, “Thursday Night Thunder is where I met Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. A relationship between SRX and ESPN seemed like the right fit at the perfect time, and I couldn’t be more excited for this summer.”

Sandy Montag, SRX Co-Founder, said: “Seeing the overwhelmingly positive fan reception to the launch and growth of SRX has been especially rewarding. I have worked with Jimmy [Pitaro] and Burke [Magnus] for years, and we are incredibly excited to be in business with ESPN, and can’t wait to see SRX on the Worldwide Leader.”

ESPN comments

“SRX has been an impressive property in its first two seasons and has produced competitive and exciting action,” said Burke Magnus, ESPN President, Programming and Original Content. “We look forward to bringing live racing back to summertime Thursday nights on ESPN with SRX.”

2023 SRX Schedule

July 13
9:00pm ET | ESPN

July 20
9:00pm ET | ESPN

July 27
9:00pm ET | ESPN

August 3
9:00pm ET | ESPN

August 10
9:00pm ET | ESPN

August 17
9:00pm ET | ESPN


SRX Series | ESPN