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Team: Richard Childress Racing-31
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/8/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 207

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Sprint Cup Series (No. 31 Chevrolet SS) regular Ryan Newman (NWMT No. 7 Menards/Wix Filters Chevrolet) has four wins, four poles and 11 top 10s in 16 combined NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Southern Whelen Modified Tour starts.
Won the non-points Whelen All-Star Shootout at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July, and finished fourth in the points race there the same weekend. Is the only multi-time Bristol winner, with victories in 2010 and 2011. Has an average finish of eight in five races there. In 34 combined NASCAR national series starts at Bristol he has four poles and 19 top 10s.-NWMT/NWSMT Aug 19 - 9:53 PM

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An 11th-place finish in the Pure Michigan 400 kept Ryan Newman’s hopes of making the Chase alive. He sits ninth in the points’ standings and would take one of the four positions currently available to non-winners.

Newman is in a sweet spot for fantasy owners. He cannot afford to take too many risks that would might him erratic and hard to predict. This was his eighth top-15 finish in the past 10 races.
Aug 18 - 9:03 AM

Hard contact with an Armco barrier at Watkins Glen and then another hard shot from Michael McDowell as he was spinning down the track completely destroyed Ryan Newman’s No. 31 Chevrolet and sent him home 41st.

Newman was battling Greg Biffle for a position in the top 15 when that driver got out of shape at the exit of the carousel. The No. 31 spun in what was the biggest trouble spot of the weekend and lost significant ground in the points. Newman currently sits ninth in the standings, only 10 points behind Kyle Larson and 19 points ahead of the cutoff for drivers who can still make the playoffs based on their standings.
Aug 10 - 11:13 PM

Ryan Newman has not scored a top-10 finish at the Glen since 2006, but he has been moderately consistent in the past four years. In that span of time he has finished in a narrow band from 11th to 16th.

Consistency is often better than raw strength in many fantasy games and that makes Newman a good pick this week so long as he fits into a player’s salary cap without having to modify their marquee picks.
Aug 8 - 12:50 PM

Ryan Newman finished eighth in the 400 at Pocono and extended his top-15 streak on flat tracks to five consecutive races. His Pocono streak of top-10 finishes was extended to five straight as well.

Newman is one of the most consistent drivers on this track type and that will make him a good value in the next flat track race at Richmond.
Aug 3 - 5:36 PM

Ryan Newman posted the second fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the 400. His top speed was 178.430 mph.

Newman did not qualify particularly well and will roll off the grid 21st, but he is riding a four-race, top-10 streak at Pocono. This session is much more reflective of his chances on Sunday and he should still be highly regarded by fantasy players to earn another top-10.
Aug 2 - 10:55 AM

Ryan Newman will campaign chassis No. 462 this week at Pocono. It was previously raced at Auto Club and Kansas this year.

Newman finished 20th in California and 11th in Kansas. While both of these tracks fit into the unrestricted, intermediate speedway category, they are relatively flat and Newman should have a lot of experience trying to dial this chassis into race trim.
Aug 2 - 9:44 AM

Ryan Newman has not only been one of the most consistent drivers at Pocono, he has shown a lot of strength in the past six years. He enters the weekend with a 12-race, top-15 streak on this triangular track of which four were top-fives.

Most importantly, two of his Pocono top-fives came last year and his worst effort in the past four races was a seventh he earned this June. At his salary cap level in most games or in Yahoo!’s Group B, he is one of the best values this week.
Jul 30 - 4:38 PM

Ryan Newman came up one position shy of posting back-to-back top-10s for the first time since Darlington/Richmond. He crossed under the checkers 11th in the Brickyard 400.

While his overall performance on all tracks has been sporadic, he has shown consistency on flat courses. The 11th-place finish at Indy snapped a three-race top-10 streak on this track type and is only his second-worst effort in six races on minimally-banked courses.
Jul 27 - 10:30 PM

Ryan Newman could be one of this week’s best mid-cap picks. In five flat track races this year, he failed to crack the top 10 only one time at Martinsville in March.

Newman’s Pocono 400 effort netted a seventh-place finish and last week’s effort at New Hampshire was a fifth following some late-race attrition. Fantasy owners should prepare for a finish in the sixth- to ninth-place range this week.
Jul 22 - 7:58 PM

Things are beginning to click at Richard Childress Racing. Both of Ryan Newman’s two top-fives this season came in the two most recent unrestricted speedway races.

Prior to finishing third at Kentucky, Newman had five top-10s, but his best effort was seventh—which he scored on three occasions. As a mid-range pick in most games that made him a good value, but he will be even more fantasy relevant if he can continue his trend of finishing with the leaders.
Jul 16 - 11:24 AM

The Camping World RV Sales 301 was not uniformly smooth for Ryan Newman, but a late-race surge on his part and failed fuel mileage gambles by other drivers elevated him to a top-five finish. He improved from his 24th-place qualification effort to finish fifth on Sunday.

Newman’s average running position of 15.538 was only the 17th best in the field, which will make him a difficult driver to handicap when the series returns to New Hampshire this fall. Fantasy players should watch for signs of strength on the flat tracks of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Pocono Raceway in the next two weeks to help make their decision.
Jul 13 - 5:52 PM

Sprint Cup regular Ryan Newman wins the inaugural NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour non-points All-Star Shootout at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The race, scheduled for 40 laps with a 30-minute time limit, was shortened to 37 laps after a wreck involving series regulars Donny Lia and Patrick Emerling. The unofficial race results show Justin Bonsignore finishing in second place by a margin of just 0.151 seconds. Mike Stefanik, Ron Silk and Bobby Santos round out the rest of the top five.
Jul 11 - 3:15 PM

Ryan Newman stumbled at Martinsville this spring, but four of his last five starts on flat tracks ended in top-10 finishes.

Newman finished 10th in last fall’s Phoenix AdvoCare 500k, followed that with a seventh at that same track this spring, and finished eighth at Richmond. Since none of those results are top-fives, however, he should be treated as a utility driver to fill out one’s roster after marquee drivers are selected.
Jul 11 - 11:54 AM

Sprint Cup regular (No. 31 Chevrolet SS) Ryan Newman has four wins, four poles and eight top fives in 14 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

The No. 7 Menards/Wix Filters Chevrolet modified driver has a pair of wins (June & Sept. 2010), all four of those poles, five top fives and an average finish of 13th in 10 career New Hampshire Motor Speedway NWMT starts. Has three wins, seven poles and 15 top 10s in 24 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at NHMS, and set the series’ track qualifying record last September.-NWMT
Jul 10 - 4:33 PM