Michael Waltrip, the two-time winner of the Daytona 500 in 2001 and 2003, will join the Superstar Racing Experience, the short-track series being started by Ray Evernham and Tony Stewart.
“This is an awesome opportunity and I’m genuinely excited to get back in a racecar,” Waltrip said in a release.“I still love racing and I still want to compete. SRX is a great platform and all of us want to win. We might have gray hair and maybe even no hair, but when we put that helmet on and go race, the desire and talent is still there. You want to see a show? We’re gonna put on a show.”
The series, which is expecting to have a dozen drivers, also has Tony Stewart, Helio Castroneves, Bobby Labonte, Paul Tracy, Tony Kanaan, Willy T. Ribbs, Mark Webber, Bill Elliott, Ernie Francis Jr. and Marco Andretti in its lineup.