SRX Racing: Tony Stewart Wins at Eldora

Celebrity Racing Experience, the new motorsports occasion released by NASCAR hall of famers Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham, along with investor George Pyne, formally introduced before this thirty day period. We’re now a few races into the SRX Racing series, and the intensity is ratcheting up. The third race took position on June 26 at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, and irrespective of a robust displaying from next-area finisher Kody Swanson, Tony Stewart nabbed the acquire. It was an critical victory for Stewart—in addition to founding the new league, he’s also the operator of the track he raced on.

 

 

It was a thrilling race from start out to complete. Stewart struggled with difficulties early on—he accidentally strike the ability swap on his vehicle and was compelled to return to pit street, then start out the race from the back again of the field. Swanson, an achieved dust keep track of racer, was forced to use a backup automobile immediately after he was concerned in a crash previously in the evening.

Paul Tracy led for the to start with 25 laps, but Swanson and Stewart battled their way towards the entrance of the pack. Swanson forged in advance together the base of the track, though Stewart mostly remained on the substantial aspect, biding his time until eventually later on in the race, when he created a run for the entrance.

“Kody observed the base. I could not roll the bottom as superior as he could. I was real dependent on becoming up on the prime,” Stewart instructed CBS just after the race. “The very good matter was when he went by everybody else, they all followed him down there like they had been in a parade and left the best open. And the more time we went, I lastly acquired the momentum going on the best and bought back by.”

With the acquire on Saturday, Stewart completed his sweep of the dirt monitor races (the other 1 was at Knoxville Raceway) in this year’s SRX Racing sequence. We’ll see if he can locate very similar results on the pavement: The up coming race will take spot at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis on July 3.

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