We are heading into week three of six in the debut season of the SRX Series! This weekend brings us to Eldora, Tony Stewart’s track. This dirt oval is going to bring tons of action. The event begins at 8 pm ET on CBS. I go over all of it in the SRX race three preview!
Tony Kanaan is back on the grid for this weekend’s race after missing the race at Knoxville last week. Along with the superstars, local legend Kody Swanson will be in the digital camo number 63. This weekend’s ringer will be Scott Speed, running the gold number 41! Like Knoxville, the race will consist of two, twelve-minute heat races and a 50 lap feature. Now that the drivers have some experience in the cars, let’s get a rundown on some things to watch for as we head into Eldora.
Waltrip and Tracy
Michael Waltrip and Paul Tracy have been seeing a lot of each other as of late. With both drivers not giving neither an edge, things could boil over. I’d keep an eye on those two this weekend. Things might get messy. Especially if Brad Daugherty is stirring the pot like he was in Knoxville.
Andretti’s Aggressive Style
Superstar Marco Andretti has been making some moves during the feature races. I wouldn’t be surprised to see another good run to the front from him. Especially now that he has run on a dirt track in this car. If he can maintain his tires, he could be the one to beat.
Castroneves Good On Dirt?
If you took away one thing from the race at Knoxville, it should be that Helio Castroneves is actually really good on dirt. In the late stages of the feature, he got himself up to fourth! Much like Andretti, if he can keep it clean, I could see him getting a good finish.
With this being Tony Stewart’s track, he is going to be one of the drivers to watch. He already has a win and this is the perfect opportunity for him to make it two in a row. If he can keep the car clean, that is. If I had to pick someone other than Smoke, it’d be Ernie Francis Jr. He finished third last weekend and was strong all day. I think Stewart might have some competition.