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Ryan Newman

Team: Richard Childress Racing-31
Age / DOB:  (38) / 12/8/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 207

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NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman (No. 31 Chevrolet SS) will return to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour with LFR Chassis in the No. 7ny Aggressive Hydraulics car for Wednesday night's Bush's Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).
Newman has had success in his six NWMT starts at BMS, recording two wins and three Top-5’s at the infamous short track. Rob Fuller will crew chief for Newman, as Newman looks to add on to his exceptional list of finishes at Bristol.-Zerolight Communications Aug 15 - 9:33 PM

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Ryan Newman has finished 18th or better in 18 of 22 races this season; 13 of these results were top-15s and seven were top-10s.

Notably, Newman has only one top-five. He finished third at Kentucky Speedway in July, so he has not been one of the premiere roster anchors. Newman has only three results outside the top 25 and all of these were occasioned by accidents.
Aug 10 - 7:10 PM

Ryan Newman finished 39th and 23rd in last year’s pair of Pocono Raceway events. That came on the heels of six straight seasons in which he swept the top 15 at least and two years of consecutive top-10s. He rebounded this spring and finished 12th in the Axalta We Paint Winners 400.

That should have righted his ship and Newman should easily be expected to finish in the top 15 again this week. With a moderate price cap in most games and some momentum with which he has recorded several top-15 points’ days since, he should be a great value.
Jul 28 - 1:32 PM

Ryan Newman posted the fifth-fastest time in the first practice session for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard on Friday and was fourth-fastest in Happy Hour. His best lap was set at 183.767 mph during his final trip around the track.

Newman’s first eight attempts at Indy began on one of the first four rows. Last year, he started last, but still managed to finish 11th. He won the pole in 2013 and started fourth in 2014, which suggests he will roll off the grid with the leaders this Sunday.
Jul 22 - 8:30 PM

It wasn’t particularly pretty, but Ryan Newman advanced from 25th to finish seventh in the New Hampshire 301. En route, he spent only about 15 laps in the top 10, but like several strong finishers, he was there when it mattered most.

Newman was the beneficiary of an incident late in the race when he turned Carl Edwards into Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson. All three of the victims of this crash finished outside the top 15 and that opened up some space at the front of the pack.
Jul 17 - 8:16 PM

Ryan Newman failed to advance out of the first round of qualification for the New Hampshire 301. With a speed of 131.501 mph, he was 0.015 seconds slower than Ricky Stenhouse Jr. He will start Sunday's race 25th.

Three of Newman’s last six New Hampshire starts were in the top 10. Notably all of them came in the second race under slightly cooler conditions.
Jul 15 - 5:10 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 31 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Ryan Newman will pilot the No. 7 Menards/WIX Filters Chevrolet in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race on Saturday.

Newman has two NWMT wins at New Hampshire and two wins at Bristol Motor Speedway. He won the inaugural Whelen All-Star Shootout at New Hampshire in 2014. Has five career poles at New Hampshire. Has seven top 10s in 14 career NWMT starts at NHMS.
Jul 13 - 3:18 PM

Ryan Newman did not have the fastest car in practice, but he had the right strategy Saturday night. He stretched his fuel along with the rest of the top six and finished third in the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway.

Newman had a top-10 car nonetheless. He was running seventh before the late-race fuel stop began, so his fuel conservation mode picked up only four positions.
Jul 9 - 11:19 PM

Fantasy owners do not always know what drivers are working on—or at least that may the case with Ryan Newman. He enters the weekend with the 11th-best Fantasy Power Ranking, but his practice times seem to tell a different story. He averaged a ranking of 20.2 in the four sessions for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

Newman’s best practice session was 14th best on Thursday. He was 17th in Happy Hour, but this is a driver who often makes up for a lack of speed through sheer determination. Expect a result in the low-teens and plan accordingly.
Jul 9 - 1:08 PM

Ryan Newman is a bulldog on every track type, but that is not always beneficial on road courses where finesse is a more desirable trait. Still, he finished eighth in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, which is his seventh top-15 in his past eight races on this track type.

Newman has been one of the best picks most weekends as a way to extend one’s salary cap in the mid-range. He is reliable and modestly priced, which makes him a great value.
Jun 26 - 8:20 PM

Ryan Newman has not finished better than seventh so far this year, but he is quietly amassing a lot of top-15s. In 15 races in 2016, he has finished in that range nine times and has three results just outside that mark.

Newman has finished worse than 18th only three times and two of those disappointments were caused by accidents at Phoenix International Raceway and Talladega SuperSpeedway. When he stays out of trouble—which is most of the time—he is a yoeman’s fantasy pick.
Jun 17 - 1:32 PM

Last year, Ryan Newman finished 39th in the June race and was 23rd in August at Pocono Raceway, but that should make him one of this week’s best dark horses. Prior to his run of bad luck, he finished in the top 10 in five consecutive races there.

Expand the parameters some and Newman has 13 straight top-15s on this track, which makes him a consistently strong value at his salary cap range. Newman should be one of the first dark horses considered each time he fits a niche on one’s roster.
Jun 3 - 10:23 AM

After crossing under the checkers 10th at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, Ryan Newman has scored four top-10s in his last eight races of the season. He started the Coca-Cola 600 14th.

Newman is the embodiment of yeomanly work. He has not been flashy in recent races, but in that span of events he has scored an average finish of 14.4 with only one result worse than 17th. He makes a great fill-in pick in almost every Fantasy NASCAR game.
May 30 - 12:35 AM

Ryan Newman has scored three top-10s and three more top-15s this season, but only once has he scored back to tack top-15s. That came at Auto Club and Martinsville Speedway early in the season when he was 14th and 10th respectively.

His lack of consistency makes it difficult to place-and-hold the driver, but he has had some solid runs nevertheless. Only three of his 12 starts this year ended worse than 18th and one of these was on the wild card track of Talladega SuperSpeedway.
May 24 - 2:58 PM

Ryan Newman began his Dover International Speedway career with three victories and five top-fives in his first eight starts. Since leaving Penske Racing in 2009, he has not scored another top-five, however, and needs the tide to turn on the Delaware shore.

Newman has earned two top-10s in his last five starts. One of these came with his current team, but his other three attempts with Richard Childress Racing landed outside the top 15 and that makes him a questionable proposition.
May 14 - 12:16 AM