Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin Express Interest to Be Part of NASCAR Legend Tony Stewart’s SRX League

Published 01/17/2021, 11:30 AM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 13: NASCAR driver Kyle Busch speaks with the media during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


One of the major racing series making its debut this year is the Superstar Racing Experience. A venture spearheaded by NASCAR legend Tony Stewart and his team, the competition certainly has created some buzz in recent times.

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It has now become official that the 6-race series will start in June 2021, extending to a variety of circuits across the country. Some big-name drivers like Stewart himself, Bill Elliott, and Tony Kanaan have already signed up for the challenge.

But SRX’s Twitter administrator thought it would be wise to bring in a few more ‘ringers’ to supplement and support the new series. The handle then reached out to quite a few interesting names that are currently active in the NASCAR circuit.

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SRX ‘paged’ big-name drivers like Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin, among others

The series’ initial tweet read, “We know everyone can’t run a full season. So, who wants to be part of our RINGER team?”

SRX subsequently tagged the Twitter handles of 7 drivers asking them to consider gracing the competition with their presence!

Busch. being one of them, sportingly responded with a GIF that conveyed his intention of readiness. To which SRX came out with a reply of their own, “You bring the m&m’s we’ll bring the car.”

Similarly, Hamlin acknowledged the appeal, with his followers offering a number of different responses. Could we soon the Joe Gibbs Racing No.11 take to a late model on one of the short tracks then?

NASCAR drivers will have to balance their commitments in order to take part in SRX

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Busch, Hamlin, and all other NASCAR drivers would have commitments in their respective division campaigns. The period of June-July 2021 would see them occupied right in the midst of the regular season.

MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – NOVEMBER 01: Kurt Busch, driver of the #1 Monster Energy Chevrolet, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, and Cole Custer, driver of the #41 HaasTooling.com Ford, race during the NASCAR Cup Series Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

One advantage from SRX’s end is that the races would be held on Saturday nights. Considering the swift nature of short track races, it could be feasible should a driver wish to compete in both NASCAR and SRX.

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The venture brought to us by Stewart and Ray Evernham has shown signs of promise. Thus, there surely will be a great deal of interest from racing fans when the series eventually gets underway later this year.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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