SRX Series suspends Paul Tracy

The Superstar Racing Experience suspended Paul Tracy Friday after an incident at Pulaski County Motorsports Park Thursday night.

Tracy, a former open wheel driver started the main event 10th. On lap 89 of 100 Tracy washed up the racetrack running Josef Newgarden into the outside retaining wall. Ken Schrader was a victim of the crash as the wreckage moved its way down the racetrack. NASCAR star Kyle Busch won the race.

“Well it’s the end of the race, 10 to go or so, and everybody’s now running hard,” Tracy said after the race. “Newgarden and I, he wasn’t willing to give up the position on the outside and I had half a car length in front of him and we just got hooked up and he hooked me and that was it.”

Schrader was none too happy with the result, and who caused it.

“Tracy took out 3 or 4 of us, that’s all. Normal, just a regular day,” he said.

Tracy is the first driver from the series to be suspended.

“We take issues regarding driver safety extremely seriously at SRX,” said SRX Chief Executive Officer, Don Hawk. “This is not a decision we take lightly. It is our responsibility to ensure that we foster a competitive, and most importantly, a safe racing environment. I have been in contact with Paul directly and we appreciate his cooperation on this matter.”

Greg Engle