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Ernie Francis Jr. Running Lucas Oil SRX Race

Ernie Francis Jr. will compete in the Superstar Racing Experience event at Lucas Oil Speedway on July 17, SRX announced July 5. 

Francis competed in SRX events in both 2021 and 2022, winning at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2021.

He currently competes in the Indy NXT Series.

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“SRX is always a blast to compete in.” Francis said in an SRX release. “The drivers are some of the best from their distinct disciplines, and I am excited to put myself to the test on the dirt at Lucas Oil.” 

Francis is the fourth part-time driver to be announced for Lucas Oil, following Clint Bowyer, Kenny Wallace and Helio Castroneves.

The SRX season begins on July 13 at Stafford Motor Speedway, with each race of the season starting at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Luken Glover joined the Frontstretch team in 2020 as a contributor, furthering a love for racing that traces back to his earliest memories. Glover inherited his passion for racing from his grandfather, who used to help former NASCAR team owner Junie Donlavey in his Richmond, Va. garage. A 2023 graduate from the University of the Cumberlands, Glover is the author of "The Underdog House," contributes to commentary pieces, and does occasional at-track reporting. Additionally, Glover enjoys working in ministry, coaching basketball, playing sports, and karting.

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