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Ryan Newman

Team: Richard Childress Racing-31
Age / DOB:  (40) / 12/8/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 207

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Ryan Newman will most likely struggle to finish on the lead lap on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track of Kansas Speedway if his recent record is an indication.
Newman has not completed the distance on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track in his last eight attempts. His best effort came this March with an 11th – but even then, he was a lap off the pace. In the majority of his recent starts, he lost place-differential points and the combination of those factors makes him a risky proposition. May 9 - 5:45 PM

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Ryan Newman went to the garage about 30 laps into segment two of the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway to fix a broken wheel stud.

That makes Newman the second driver, along with Paul Menard, to go to the garage to fix a wheel problem. Newman will lose a ton of laps and should be removed from NASCAR Fantasy Live rosters.
May 6 - 3:26 PM

Ryan Newman finished ninth in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway after rolling out a backup.

Newman seemed a little surprised that he avoided the Big One crash. Frankly, we were a little shocked ourselves, but he wound up getting his fourth consecutive top-10 on a plate track.
Apr 29 - 8:04 PM

Jamie McMurray cut a left-rear tire in final practice for the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway and spun in the middle of a more than 20-car drafting pack.

McMurray turned in front of Ryan Newman. In the slowdown behind these two, Daniel Suarez and Ty Dillon were also involved in an accident. All four drivers will have to go to backup cars for the start of Sunday’s race.
Apr 27 - 4:18 PM

Ryan Newman finished 10th in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, which was his first top-10 since finishing eighth in the Daytona 500.

Newman came close with a pair of 11ths, but his average of only 18th in the past six races has not made him particularly fantasy relevant. Keep an eye on him at Richmond Raceway next week because the short track might suit his aggressive style.
Apr 16 - 7:04 PM

Ryan Newman posted the quickest 10-lap average in the second practice session for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 195.483 m.p.h. during his 25th to 34th lap.

Only 11 cars made 10 laps of more, but this is still a fair indication of who will run well in race trim. The colder conditions increased single lap speed and changed the handling characteristics of the cars, but being able to maintain that speed still has some lessons that can be applied on Sunday.
Apr 7 - 12:17 PM

Ryan Newman has scored one top-10 at Texas Motor Speedway in the past three years.

In addition to his only top-10 at Texas (which came in fall 2016), Newman has one other top-15 from spring 2015. His three-year average of 17.8 is closer to where fantasy owners can expect the No. 31 to land in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Apr 6 - 12:29 PM

Richard Childress Racing (RCR) is joining forces with eBay Motors for its 2018 NASCAR marketing campaign by providing compelling feature content and vignettes featuring the No. 31 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup team to appear on FOX broadcasts.

Geared directly to the Do-It-Yourself viewers, they'll be able to easily visit eBay Motors to virtually access an unlimited selection of parts to repair or upgrade their own vehicles. The unique partnership includes the primary sponsorship of Ryan Newman's No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the MENCS race at Martinsville Speedway on March 25.-RCR
Mar 23 - 1:48 PM

Ryan Newman has finished in a narrow range of seventh to 16th in his last five Martinsville Speedway races.

There is a potential for Newman to score a top-five at Martinsville because he ran that well at Ingenuity Sun Media Raceway (Phoenix) and Richmond International Raceway last year. With a manageable downside in the mid-teens, Newman is one of this week’s better fantasy options.
Mar 22 - 2:40 PM

Last week was fairly typical for Ryan Newman given his recent results; he ran well, but experienced trouble and finished 22nd in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

That was not exactly a rousing success, but even so it beat his recent record on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. With a best of 20th last fall at Texas Motor Speedway, Newman has an average of 26.7 in his last six attempts on this track type.
Mar 2 - 2:21 PM

Ryan Newman slapped the wall with five laps remaining in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Newman lost a lap, but the news if going to get worse. He lost a hood flap and will have to come in to replace it. He should be removed from NASCAR Fantasy Live rosters.
Feb 25 - 4:26 PM

Ryan Newman posted the fastest single lap in final practice for Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 184.868 mph.

We knew Newman had speed because he qualified on the outside pole on Friday—just like he did in 2017. It is difficult to know what kind of durability he had last year, however, because he ran into trouble during the race. This weekend, he had only the 17th fastest, 10-lap average of 172.706 mph and that makes him questionable.
Feb 24 - 1:45 PM

Ryan Newman was .038 seconds slower than Kyle Busch and will start on the outside of the front row for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Newman qualified second last year as well, but a battery problem relegated him to 35th at the checkers. Newman was clocked at 184.419 mph.
Feb 23 - 6:10 PM

Despite getting involved in a Big One crash in sight of the checkers, Ryan Newman finished eighth in the Daytona 500.

Newman is a bulldog and if he has a shot at getting into the top 10, he is going to do so. That never-quit attitude is what makes him such a strong fantasy value. Teammate Austin Dillon won, which will give Richard Childress Racing a lot of momentum in the coming weeks.
Feb 18 - 7:40 PM

Ryan Newman finished in the 20s in his first two attempts on restrictor-plate, superspeedways last year, but he ended the 2017 season on a high note with a pair of top-fives.

While that was certainly good news for fantasy players with him on the roster, they were his first top-fives since the end of 2014. Newman should only be used provisionally to fill the last slot on a roster.
Feb 15 - 5:20 PM