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

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Ryan Newman gave Dalhart, Texas resident Stephanie Gaines the surprise of a lifetime Saturday afternoon when he arrived at her home driving a brand new Chevy SS that she won through the Quicken Loans "Drive Home a Winner" Sweepstakes.
Stephanie also received a year's worth of mortgage payments as part of the sweepstakes courtesy of Quicken Loans, the nation's second largest retail mortgage lender and largest online mortgage company. The Quicken Loans "Drive Home a Winner" Sweepstakes took place from September 26 to November 17, 2014 and was in collaboration with General Motors.-Richard Childress Racing Dec 9 - 7:47 PM

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Ryan Newman came within one spot of winning his first race in the Championship round of the 2014 Chase, which would also have given him the NASCAR title. He raced among the top 10 all night and finished second in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

This was his season-best finish. Newman finished third at Kentucky and Martinsville earlier in the season. For all the talk of the potential for a winless champion, it is notable that he would have had to win the race to win the title.
Nov 16 - 7:13 PM

Ryan Newman posted the slowest speed in time trials for the Ford EcoBoost 400. His lap of 178.241 mph was good enough for only 21st on the grid.

After the second session he noted that it is not where a driver starts, but where he finishes that will make the difference on Sunday. Despite starting midway in the pack Newman seemed relaxed, which is good news for his fantasy owners.
Nov 14 - 9:06 PM

Ryan Newman finished 11th in the Quicken Loans 500k to give himself a one-point lead over Jeff Gordon in the point standings. That was enough to advance him to the Final Four despite failing to win any of the first 35 races this season.

There was also some controversy in how Newman made the final pass in turn four of the final lap. He drove into the side of Kyle Larson, pushed him out of the groove and into the wall to gain the critical position. Whether one agrees with the tactic, it shows a willingness to do whatever it takes to advance and that has translated to good points’ days for Newman’s fantasy owners.
Nov 9 - 8:20 PM

Ryan Newman kept his consistency alive and is slowly advancing on the Championship race at Homestead. He finished third in the Goody's 500, which places him second in the points’ standings.

Newman and Matt Kenseth are keeping the question alive as to whether it is going to be possible to win the championship without winning a race. Newman has been a reliable value, however, and that is what matter most to fantasy players.
Oct 26 - 9:46 PM

Ryan Newman’s Chevrolet failed post-race inspection after finishing fifth in the Geico 500. His car’s rear end was too low.

Newman advanced to the Eliminator round by 27 points over Kasey Kahne, so any penalty that might be levied against him would probably be insufficient to drop him out of the top eight.
Oct 19 - 7:29 PM

Ryan Newman will make his 472nd NASCAR Sprint Cup start when the series embarks on its fourth and final restrictor-plate race of the season at Talladega Superspeedway.

In total, he owns four top-five and nine top-10 finishes. The South Bend, Ind., native has an average start of 13th and average finish of 22nd. His best start of second came in the fall of 2012, while his best finish of third took place in the spring of 2009.-Richard Childress Racing
Oct 16 - 8:17 PM

Ryan Newman kept his consistency alive at Charlotte and continues to gain on the next round of the playoffs. He finished seventh in the Bank of America 500, which was his third consecutive top-10.

In those three races, Newman finished between sixth and eighth. That is about as consistent as a driver can be. Dating back to the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire in July, he has a worst finish of 18th in the past 12 oval races and that is the only time he finished outside the top 15.
Oct 12 - 10:37 AM

Ryan Newman enters the Bank of America 500 with three consecutive top-15s. He swept the top 10 in 2013 and finished 15th this spring in the Coke 600.

Newman will get off to a solid start Saturday night after qualifying fifth. Both of last year’s top-10s were earned after he qualified on one of the first five rows and this is a track that rewards starting position.
Oct 10 - 1:39 PM

Ryan Newman finished sixth in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas and kept a streak of 11 consecutive oval track top-20s alive.

Only one of those results ended outside the top 15 when Newman finished 18th at New Hampshire. Consistency will keep him in the Chase hunt, but until he wins a race this season, he is not going to be a favorite to win the championship.
Oct 5 - 8:28 PM

Ryan Newman has earned only one top-10 at Kansas in his last 14 attempts there. He finished ninth in the 2010 Price Chopper 400.

Newman qualified sixth for that race in 2010 and has two negative streaks going. Not only has he failed to finish in the top 10 in the past three and half years, he has finished worse than he started every time. Newman qualified 17th for this week’s Hollywood Casino 400.
Oct 4 - 9:09 AM

Ryan Newman finished eighth in the AAA 400 at Dover to earn his third top-10 in the past five races.

Newman needed a solid run because his first two efforts in the Challenger round of the Chase were not very good. A 15th at Chicagoland and 18th at New Hampshire had him on the cusp of failing to advance to the Contender round, but now that he has survived, he has an opportunity to regain some of his consistency.
Sep 29 - 12:30 PM

Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation's second largest retail mortgage lender, today announced it will return as a sponsor of Richard Childress Racing (RCR) in 2015, serving as a primary sponsor of driver Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet for selected races.

The 2015 season will mark the fourth year Quicken Loans has teamed with Newman. Today also marks the start of Quicken Loans' "Drive Home a Winner" sweepstakes (, which awards one lucky winner both a brand-new Chevrolet SS and a year's worth of mortgage payments.-Richard Childress Racing
Sep 26 - 11:04 AM

Ryan Newman would prefer to have a greater than six-point cushion over 13th in the points’ standings entering Dover. He has only one top-10 in his last seven starts there.

The cutoff for the last position to advance on points is going to be extremely volatile this week and Newman has an average finish of 22.1 during the last four seasons at Dover. The good news is that his only top-10 during that span of races came in last year’s edition of the AAA 400.
Sep 24 - 7:24 PM

Ryan Newman has gotten progressively worse in each of the last three races this season. He finished ninth at Richmond on the heels of a seventh at Atlanta, narrowly earned a top-15 at Chicagoland, and finished 18th last week at New Hampshire.

There is still room for Newman to drop down the standings and if he does, the likelihood of him earning an invitation to the Contender round is low. That might not be such a bad thing for fantasy players if it takes some of the pressure off of his shoulders, however.
Sep 22 - 5:13 PM