On Wednesday, CBS Sports announced the broadcasters that would be calling the debut season of the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) this summer.
The six-event series, which begins on June 12th, will also have a former driver working as an analyst. Allen Bestwick and Brad Daugherty will serve as the primary broadcast team for each race, with Lindsay Czarniak working as the series’ host and Matt Yocum as pit reporter.
As for those driver analysts, three ex-drivers will work two races apiece. Danica Patrick will work the first two, while James Hinchcliffe works the third and sixth and Dario Franchitti works the fourth and fifth.
Here’s the full schedule, with all events airing on the CBS broadcast network and streaming on Paramount+. All events will air on Saturday nights in primetime.
- June 12th: Stafford Motor Speedway
- June 19th: Knoxville Raceway
- June 26th: Eldora Speedway
- July 3rd: Lucas Oil Raceway
- July 10th: Slinger Speedway
- July 17th: Nashville Fairgrounds
The SRX was announced last July, a partnership between CBS and Tony Stewart (among others). The short track series will feature a variety of drivers in head to head races.
Given the starpower connected to the series through the drivers that will take part, it’s not a surprise to see CBS and SRX bring such a high profile batch of announcers to this series. I think it also should ease any fears that CBS wasn’t committed to SRX, because that lineup of broadcasters wouldn’t look out of place calling NASCAR for a network, let alone another racing circuit.