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Team: Richard Childress Racing-31
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/8/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 207

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For Ryan Newman it was a case of a little too late. He earned his first top-10 in the past five weeks when he crossed under the checkers seventh for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Newman was one of four non-Chase contenders who finished among the top eight, but he—and the entire top eight—was one of the original 16. These drivers continue to impress the field with solid runs and even though some of them do not have a shot at the Cup, they will remain good fantasy values. Nov 1 - 7:57 PM

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Ryan Newman will be a good value this week in the 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway if he can avoid trouble, but that would seem to be a Big IF. He has sustained crash damage in 19 of his last 26 plate races and he blew an engine in one other event.

Newman’s last two attempts on this track type went the distance without any crash damage. He finished seventh in the Geico 500 at Talladega and was eighth in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Fantasy owners can feel moderately comfortable rolling the dice on the No. 31.
Oct 22 - 8:45 PM

Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman tangled just past the halfway mark of the Bank of America 500. Both drivers have sustained damage on their cars and struggle to stay on the lead lap.

Kenseth appears to have broken something in the right rear of his axle/driveline. The carnage continues for Chasers as this follows an earlier incident between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Carl Edwards.
Oct 11 - 2:39 PM

Ryan Newman never really got up to speed in the AAA 400 at Dover. He hovered on the brink of being lapped much of the afternoon, eventually lost a mile to the leaders, and finished 19th.

The good news was that he was on a lap to himself at the end and could not lose any positions in the final rundown. He was one of seven drivers within a two points of the elimination bubble, but he was on the right side and will advance to the Contender round. If he continues to perform like he did last year, he will easily advance to the Eliminator.
Oct 6 - 4:36 PM

Ryan Newman finished a comfortable 10th in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but he had an uncomfortable moment on lap 205. Forced three-wide by a Jeff Gordon pass, he made contact with Danica Patrick and sent her hard into the wall. Newman did not sustain any damage in the incident.

The most important thing is that Newman held on to finish 10th in the Sylvania 300. On the heels of a fourth at Chicagoland Speedway, he sits comfortably in sixth in the standings.
Sep 28 - 8:30 AM

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman (No. 7 Menards/Wix Filters Chevrolet) has four wins, five poles, 11 top fives and 12 top 10s in 19 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

Has two wins (June & Sept. 2010), all four of his poles, six top fives and an average finish of 13th in 13 New Hampshire Motor Speedway races. In NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action at NHMS he’s posted three wins, seven poles, 16 top 10s and an average finish of 14th across 27 starts.
Sep 24 - 7:53 PM

Ryan Newman restarted the 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in 14th—the next to last car on the lead lap—with five laps remaining. He carved his way through the lead lap cars and crossed under the checkers fourth.

When asked how he did it, he replied "Elbows Up"—which is sprint car slang for driving hard. Newman advanced through each round last year on points and he might very well employ the same strategy this season.
Sep 20 - 6:51 PM

Ryan Newman will aim for his seventh top-10 and eighth top-15 in his last nine Chicagoland Speedway attempts.

He will get off to one of his best starts in that span of time. Newman will start sixth after the lineup was set by Friday’s practice time. Last year he started second by the same protocol and finished 15th. Newman has only one top-five on this track since 2004, so look for a finish in the sixth- to 15th-place range.
Sep 19 - 12:27 PM

Ryan Newman enters the weekend with eight consecutive top-15s at Richmond International Raceway.

Reliability has been his hallmark for the last few years and that worked out to the tune of a second-place position in last year’s points. Fantasy players should not expect him to change anything now and Newman is almost guaranteed to finish in the sixth- to 15th-place range in the Federated Auto Parts 400.
Sep 10 - 9:52 AM

Ryan Newman finished 10th in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway and continued to solidify his standing in the standings. He now has a nine-point advantage over Paul Menard and a 63-point lead over the Chase cutoff line.

At least three drivers will qualify for the Chase on points and Newman is well-positioned to be one of them. Last year he had this same type of season and surged during the last 10 races. He ultimately finished second in the championship and was a great earner for his loyal fantasy owners. The past often predicts the future.
Aug 23 - 12:46 AM

Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman (NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour No. 7 Menards/Wix Filters Chevrolet) has four wins, five poles and 10 top fives in 18 career NWMT starts. In NWMT action at Bristol Motor Speedway he has two wins (2010, `11), four top fives and an average finish of seventh.

Competed in the 2012 race as an NWSMT entry, where he earned the pole and finished seventh for that tour. Has three poles, an average finish of 16th and a best result of second in 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Bristol. Also has a win (2005) and a pole (2006) at Bristol in NASCAR XFINITY Series action, and yet another pole (2009) in his only NCWTS start there.
Aug 18 - 10:54 PM

Ryan Newman climbed from 13th to 12th in the points’ standings after finishing eighth in the Pure Michigan 400. He now has a 56-point advantage over the Chase cutoff with three races remaining.

The reason his elevation in the standings is so important, is because if unique drivers win any or all of the next three races, the cutoff line will move. Currently Newman has only a one-point advantage over Jeff Gordon and 13 on Clint Bowyer. Those spots could be lost with one bad race, so Newman needs to continue to race cautiously aggressive.
Aug 16 - 8:25 PM

Ryan Newman’s right side window blew out of his Chevrolet in Saturday’s qualification for the Crown Royal Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His time was disallowed and he will be forced to start dead last on Sunday.

The average finish of a person starting 43rd at Indy is about 36th. Newman will certainly finish better than that, but only six drivers have overcome an effort of 25th or worse in the last six races on this track, so Newman is not expected to grab a single-digit result.
Jul 25 - 3:49 PM

Ryan Newman is on pace to replicate his 2014 short, flat track season in 2015. Last year he scored five top-10s and an 11th in eight races on this track type.

So far in 2015 he scored a third at Phoenix International Raceway and an 11th at Richmond International Raceway and should continue to score top-10s in slightly more than half his starts.
Jul 16 - 2:16 PM

NASCAR Sprint Cup regular Ryan Newman (No. 7 Menards/Wix Filters Chevrolet) has four wins, five poles and 10 top fives in 17 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

In NWMT action at New Hampshire Motor Speedway he has two wins (June & Sept. 2010), five poles, seven top 10s and an average finish of 13th in 12 starts. Also won last year’s inaugural non-points All-Star Shootout. Has three wins, seven poles, 16 top 10s and an average finish of 14th in 26 career NSCS starts at NHMS.
Jul 15 - 3:14 PM