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.
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.
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.
Ryan Newman finished eighth in the GoBowling.com 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.
Ryan Newman posted the second fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the GoBowling.com 400. His top speed was 178.430 mph.
Ryan Newman will campaign chassis No. 462 this week at Pocono. It was previously raced at Auto Club and Kansas this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sprint Cup regular Ryan Newman wins the inaugural NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour non-points All-Star Shootout at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Ryan Newman stumbled at Martinsville this spring, but four of his last five starts on flat tracks ended in top-10 finishes.
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.