ENTERED FOR SILVER CROWN & MIDGET RACES NOVEMBER 6
Daytona 500 Winner Ryan Newman has entered both ends of USAC's"Copper World Classic" presented by Fast Signs November 6 at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway. The Thursday event features the K & N Silver Crown Championship Cars and the Mopar National & Western Midgets. Only three"sweeps" have occurred, Tony Stewart taking both wins in 1998 and Dave Steele accomplishing the feat in 2002 and 2006.
Newman will pilot the #192 DDK of Illinois Beast/Chevy Silver crown car from Joliet and the #39 Hot Pepper Promotions Drinan/Esslinger Ford Midget entered by the 2008 NEMA Midget Championship team of Bertrand Motorsports from Massachusetts. Ryan finished second to Bobby East in the July 31"J.D. Byrider 100" Silver Crown race at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, his only previous 2008 USAC appearance.
Last year Ryan finished 34th at PIR in the Midget race but he finished second to Tony Stewart in the 2000"Copper World" Midget feature. His last PIR Silver Crown start resulted in an eighth-place finish, also in 2000.