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Ryan Newman |

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

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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

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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

Ryan Newman finished eighth in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. That was his second consecutive top-10 finish on the heels of a ninth at Sonoma Raceway.

Both of these races were considered wild card affairs and that gives Newman a little breathing room as the series heads back to a track that allows drivers to control their own fate to a greater degree. NASCAR visits Kentucky Speedway next week where Newman has a career average finish of 13.8 in four starts.
Jul 6 - 1:21 PM

Ryan Newman snapped a four-race streak of finishes outside the top 10 when he crossed under the checkers ninth in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.

Newman has not earned a top-five in his last eight races of the season, however, and he sits 16th in the standings. With Kyle Busch’s victory, the No. 18 driver could dislodge one of the top 16 points’ earners if he manages to climb into the top 30 in the standings and that should create a sense of urgency for drivers on the bubble.
Jun 28 - 8:24 PM

Ryan Newman has been a great utility driver at Michigan International Speedway in the past four years. He has earned only one top-five and three top-10s in eight races, but has never finished worse than 18th.

Equally important, he has finished all but one lap of competition at Michigan since the start of 2011. That has kept him in contention and could allow him to gain several positions at the end of the Quicken Loans 400.
Jun 11 - 9:12 PM

Ryan Newman hopes that he can extend his Pocono Raceway top-10 streak to six consecutive races this week after qualifying 13th for the Axalta 400.

His practice numbers do not support a top-10 prediction because he was 13th-fastest in Saturday morning’s session and he was 17th in final practice, but the No. 31 crew tends to make great calls during the race and that should make a difference. Fantasy players should hope for a top-10 but be prepared for a top-15.
Jun 6 - 6:11 PM

Someone needs to convince Ryan Newman that it is fall at Dover. He has finished eighth in each of the last AAA 400s.

Newman has been much stronger in the fall than spring. His last two FedEx 400s ended in the 30s. With recent momentum on his side this season, he should be able to reverse his personal trend.
May 29 - 12:03 PM

Ryan Newman scored his third straight top-10 with a sixth at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Coca-Cola 600. It was also his 10th top-12 finish in the last 11 races.

Newman does not seem to be suffering any ill effects from losing crew chief Luke Lambert. So long as he is knocking down top-10s, he remains a place-and-hold driver.
May 25 - 8:53 AM

After losing his final appeal and Luke Lambert for tire doctoring at Auto Club Speedway, Ryan Newman came to Kansas Speedway with a new crew chief. Veteran Todd Parrott called the shots in the SpongeBob 400 and guided Newman to a 10th-place finish.

Player depth is the key to nearly any sport and NASCAR is no exception. Parrott will be the top mechanic for the next five weeks and this strong start suggests Newman will not lose any fantasy appeal.
May 10 - 9:35 AM

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman will compete for SWM-NEMCO Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at the Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 8. Newman will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado highlighting Rescue Ranch.

Newman has five previous starts in the NCWTS, collecting a victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway (2008), a pole award at Bristol Motor Speedway, and five top-five finishes. His most recent NCWTS entry was the Mud Summer Classic at the Eldora Speedway in 2013, where he started 10th and finished third while competing for Steve Turner. SWM-NEMCO Motorsports crew chief Gere Kennon will be atop the pit box for Newman at Kansas Speedway.-NEMCO Motorsports
May 5 - 8:26 PM

Ryan Newman earned his sixth top-10 finish of the season at Talladega SuperSpeedway when he crossed the finish line seventh. It was also his fourth consecutive top-15.

That makes Newman a consistently strong mid-cap pick who should be used when he fits the appropriate niche in one’s roster. This week, his final appeal for tire doctoring at Auto Club Speedway will be heard, so pay attention to future fantasy news items.
May 3 - 6:57 PM