MILLINGTON, TN – Jan. 23, 2019 – The 2019 season opener for the Silver Crown Champ Car Series takes place March 23 at Memphis International Raceway. Tickets are on sale now.
This marks a return to the three-quarter mile for the popular open-wheel cars, which held its first event at Memphis in 1998. The 100-lap race will be the lid lifter on their 12-race season schedule for this season.
Names such as 2018 Champion Kody Swanson, three-race winner Chris Windom and top-three points earner Justin Grant are expected to compete. Past Silver Crown champions such as Gary Bettenhausen, AJ Foyt, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart went on to championship careers on multiple levels.
Early plans are shaping up to have an open practice session on Friday, March 22 followed the next day with two practices, qualifying and the 100-lap race on Saturday afternoon.
About Memphis International Raceway
Memphis International Raceway (MIR) is the Mid-South’s premier racing destination for racers and spectators alike. It is located minutes outside of Memphis in Millington, Tenn., and includes a 1/4-mile drag strip sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association, a 1.8-mile road course and a NASCAR 3/4-mile paved tri-oval.
Prestigious events such as the original Super Chevy Show, NASCAR races and the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals take place at the facility. For more information on MIR, visit raceMIR.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @RaceMIR.
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Memphis International Raceway