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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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Ryan Newman enters the New England 300 with back-to-back top-10s and an 11th in the summer of 2015.
He should be considered one of the favorites to take a top-10 finish from the Chasers. With the tight points’ battle for 12th in the standing, Newman’s performance could have a huge impact on the playoffs. More important, he is moderately priced in most games, which makes him a great value. Sep 22 - 1:15 PM

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NASCAR Sprint Cup regular Ryan Newman (#31 Chevrolet SS), driving the #7 Menards/Aggressive Hydraulics Chevrolet in the F.W. Webb 100, has two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and two NWMT wins at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Won the inaugural Whelen All-Star Shootout at New Hampshire in 2014. Has five career poles at New Hampshire. Has eight top 10s in 15 career starts at NHMS.
Sep 21 - 2:48 PM

Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman were called to NASCAR’s trailer before the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 weekend began at Chicagoland Speedway. Stewart and Newman stood side-by-side to answer reporters’ questions, told them they had put the episode behind them, and "now let us go race and worry about Chicago," Stewart said.

Not to downplay the sincerity of their emotions, but NASCAR rivalries have a way of reigniting as soon as drivers make contact on the track. Stewart has much more to lose in the next three races than Newman and should race with a lot of respect.
Sep 16 - 8:00 PM

Ryan Newman tried to force his way through the Federated Auto Parts 400 pack Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. When he attempted to bump-and-run past Tony Stewart, however, the soon-to-be retiring veteran wrecked him and ended his playoff hopes.

Newman kept his car running after the lao-364 incident but lost five laps to the damage. That sent him home 28th and well outside the mark needed to score enough points to advance to the Chase. He can play the role of spoiler in the final 10 races, however, and should run consistently well throughout the remainder of the season.
Sep 11 - 4:23 PM

Ryan Newman posted a lap of 122.045 mph and failed to advance to the final round of qualification at Richmond International Raceway. He will line up 15th for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400.

Newman’s principal rival for the final spot on points is Jamie McMurray and he advanced to the final round. This battle is going to make both drivers good fantasy values.
Sep 9 - 6:39 PM

After failing the post-race Laser Inspection Station last week at Darlington Raceway, NASCAR handed down penalties to Ryan Newman and Kyle Larson.

The penalty carries a 15-point deduction, which drops Newman from seven points behind Jamie McMurray to 22 points out of Chase contention. He still has a chance to overtake the Chip Ganassi Racing driver, but only if he finishes extremely well at Richmond International Raceway and McMurray finishes outside the top 20. This brings Newman’s total penalties this season to 25 points. Richard Childress Racing has no intention of appealing the decision. Larson was also hit with a penalty, but since he is locked into the Chase the impact is minimal.
Sep 8 - 2:47 PM

With a substantial points’ deficit to overcome, Richmond International Raceway is a good place for Ryan Newman to try and make up ground. He has finished on the same lap as the leaders in 13 of his last 15 attempts there, dating back to the start of his tenure with Stewart-Haas Racing.

Two thirds of these efforts ended in results of 11th or better. If he is hit with a points’ penalty this week after failing laser inspection at Darlington Raceway, he may need to win in order to qualify for the Chase, however.
Sep 6 - 9:42 PM

According to NBC’s Dustin Long, the No. 42 and 31 cars both failed the Laser Inspection Station after the Bojangles' Southern 500. There could be a points’ penalty for both teams, which would be extremely costly in Ryan Newman’s bid to overcome one of the other winless drivers for a Chase berth. Kyle Larson has a victory and any points’ deduction would be meaningless.

Newman was also penalized 10 points early this season at Atlanta Motor Speedway and now sits seven points behind the bubble. There will be some sleepless nights between now and Tuesday when NASCAR typically announces penalties.
Sep 5 - 12:19 AM

Ryan Newman rolled the dice late in the Bojangles' Southern 500 and grabbed the lead at Darlington Raceway after staying out on old tires. He managed to hold onto the lead for nine laps and ultimately salvaged a solid finish of eighth.

Newman closed the gap on the Chase bubble and needs to make up seven points on Jamie McMurray, 14 on Austin Dillon, or 24 on Chase Elliott to get a playoff invitation. Those numbers assume that there are no other unique winners in NASCAR’s final regular season race. Newman had to drop to the back of the field to start the race because of unapproved adjustments and lost a lap during long green flag runs. His perseverance paid big for fantasy players.
Sep 5 - 12:08 AM

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

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