NASCAR drivers sign up to run full-time in SRX Series

Hailie Deegan, Brad Keselowski, Bobby Labonte and Ryan Newman have all signed up to run full-time in the SRX Series; Denny Hamlin adds his name to entry list

SRX is a six race mini-series that runs in July and August. The series builds the cars and provides them to the drivers, a truly level playing field. The series is co-owned by Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham.

Hailie Deegan, Brad Keselowski, Bobby Labonte and Ryan Newman have all signed up to run full-time in the series. Deegan and Keselowski both run full-time in NASCAR as well.

Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer were previously announced as drivers that will run part-time in the series. It’s also been announced that Denny Hamlin will compete with the series in their season opener on July 13th. Hamlin makes his series debut at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Denny Hamlin comments

“I am absolutely fired up to join the SRXseason opener at Stafford Motor Speedway,” said Hamlin. “That track has so much history, to finally get to race there will be a bucket list item for me. It’sbeen fun watching SRX grow over the past two years, and it’s an honor they asked me to join them.”

Brad Keselowski comments

“I’ve been watching the SRX series on TV over the years, and given our limited practice and qualifying time in motorsports now, this provides another outlet to gain track time and better my craft,” said Keselowski.

“The addition of ESPN and return of Thursday Night Thunder is a huge plus as the series continues to deliver its exciting product to fans at home. This is an incredible opportunity for me to compete and I’m excited for it to kick off this summer.”

Hailie Deegan comments

“I can’t wait to be running the full SRX series. Ever since I did my first SRX race I’ve been hoping that the schedule would work out to where I could race in it full time,” said Deegan. “Coming back to the SRX series is already exciting as it is, but being able to run the full series makes it that much better. Going into this year I was hoping I had no conflicts and could participate in the whole season.”

Ryan Newman comments

“I am honored to be competing in the SRX series again this year. Last year was a great experience, and the trip for me and my girls to victory lane in Stafford (CT) will always be remembered. Being back on Thursday Night Thunder with Tony will be special as well,” said Ryan Newman.

Bobby Labonte comments

“It’s quite an honor to be invited back to the SRX Series for a third year. Everybody has done a great job making the series more popular every year. We had a good run last year, won a race and contended for the championship. I am really excited to be competitive again this year, and compete for the 2023 series championship,”said NASCAR Hall of Famer, Bobby Labonte.

Don Hawk comments

“When I reached out to Denny,and he responded in such a positive manner, it helped me validate why ESPN and the return of Thursday Night Thunder was such a great move for SRX. The model allows us to secure his caliber of talent–and he can flat out drive. We’re thrilled to have him and love his enthusiasm to be apart of the field.”

“When we did the deal with ESPN for Thursday Night Thunder,I envisioned someone from Indy Car or NASCAR possibly trying to run all 6 races for the Championship.Brad was up to the challenge. I’ve known Brad for a long time, he doesn’t plan to fail-he methodically develops a strategy and then commits to it,” said SRX CEO, Don Hawk. “Brad is not only running full-time in SRX, but he’s also a Championship Driver and owner in NASCAR’s premier series.That is a huge get for the race fans and SRX.”

“Hailie was on the list that Tony and I had worked on from day one. The Thursday Night Thunder platform gives a Superstar like her the ability to run all 6 SRX events, and the fans will love it. I’m a fan and think she’ll be very competitive week after week.”

“Newman wasn’t only the hardest to pass on the track but he was extremely consistent in finishing races and scoring points.I’m anxious to see his sophomore year,” said Don Hawk.

“Bobby is as smooth as silk, always competitive and a fan favorite. He was an easy choice because of his driving style, Championship bloodlines,and he knows how to care of his equipment. Welcome back Bobby.”

Part-Time Entries
SRX Series at South Boston Speedway
SRX Series (Photo: South Boston Speedway)

Denny Hamlin
Stafford Motor Speedway (July 13)

Kyle Busch
Motor Mile Speedway (July 27)
Berlin Raceway (August 3)

Kevin Harvick
Stafford Motor Speedway (July 13)
Berlin Raceway (August 3)

Clint Bowyer
Stafford Motor Speedway (July 13)
Motor Mile Speedway (July 27)
Lucas Oil Raceway (August 17)

2023 Schedule
Stafford Motor Speedway
Stafford Motor Speedway (Photo: Camping World SRX Series)

July 13, 2023
Stafford Motor Speedway
Stafford Springs, CT

July 20, 2023
Thunder Road Speedbowl
Barre, VT

July 27, 2023
Motor Mile Speedway
Radford, VA

August 3, 2023
Berlin Raceway
Grand Rapids, MI

August 10, 2023
Eldora Speedway
Rossburg, OH

August 17, 2023
Lucas Oil Speedway
Wheatland, MO

SRX Series moves to ESPN in 2023


Stafford Motor Speedway | Thurder Road Speedbowl | Motor Mile Speedway | Berlin Raceway | Eldora Speedway | Lucas Oil Speedway | SRX Series