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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 is a bulldog on every track type, but that is not always beneficial on road courses where finesse is a more desirable trait. Still, he finished eighth in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, which is his seventh top-15 in his past eight races on this track type.
Newman has been one of the best picks most weekends as a way to extend one’s salary cap in the mid-range. He is reliable and modestly priced, which makes him a great value. Jun 26 - 8:20 PM

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Ryan Newman has not finished better than seventh so far this year, but he is quietly amassing a lot of top-15s. In 15 races in 2016, he has finished in that range nine times and has three results just outside that mark.

Newman has finished worse than 18th only three times and two of those disappointments were caused by accidents at Phoenix International Raceway and Talladega SuperSpeedway. When he stays out of trouble—which is most of the time—he is a yoeman’s fantasy pick.
Jun 17 - 1:32 PM

Last year, Ryan Newman finished 39th in the June race and was 23rd in August at Pocono Raceway, but that should make him one of this week’s best dark horses. Prior to his run of bad luck, he finished in the top 10 in five consecutive races there.

Expand the parameters some and Newman has 13 straight top-15s on this track, which makes him a consistently strong value at his salary cap range. Newman should be one of the first dark horses considered each time he fits a niche on one’s roster.
Jun 3 - 10:23 AM

After crossing under the checkers 10th at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, Ryan Newman has scored four top-10s in his last eight races of the season. He started the Coca-Cola 600 14th.

Newman is the embodiment of yeomanly work. He has not been flashy in recent races, but in that span of events he has scored an average finish of 14.4 with only one result worse than 17th. He makes a great fill-in pick in almost every Fantasy NASCAR game.
May 30 - 12:35 AM

Ryan Newman has scored three top-10s and three more top-15s this season, but only once has he scored back to tack top-15s. That came at Auto Club and Martinsville Speedway early in the season when he was 14th and 10th respectively.

His lack of consistency makes it difficult to place-and-hold the driver, but he has had some solid runs nevertheless. Only three of his 12 starts this year ended worse than 18th and one of these was on the wild card track of Talladega SuperSpeedway.
May 24 - 2:58 PM

Ryan Newman began his Dover International Speedway career with three victories and five top-fives in his first eight starts. Since leaving Penske Racing in 2009, he has not scored another top-five, however, and needs the tide to turn on the Delaware shore.

Newman has earned two top-10s in his last five starts. One of these came with his current team, but his other three attempts with Richard Childress Racing landed outside the top 15 and that makes him a questionable proposition.
May 14 - 12:16 AM

Ryan Newman finished seventh in the 400 at Kansas Speedway, which was his third top-10 finish in the last six races of the 2016 season.

Newman has been a solid value several times this season, but he is not anchoring very many rosters. One reason for that is he has only one top-five in his most recent 39 races and has finished off the lead lap 10 times in that span.
May 8 - 12:05 AM

Ryan Newman enters this week’s Geico 500 with a current four-race, top-15 streak on restrictor-plate, superspeedways. His best result in that span of races came in last year’s edition of this race with a seventh-place result after starting 18th.

On the other hand, Newman can also be crash-prone on this track type. Half of his last 10 races on this track were marred by some type of incident, so he should only be used if he fits a specific niche on a fantasy player’s roster.
Apr 26 - 1:17 PM

Ryan Newman finished ninth in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, which was his third straight top-10 finish on this track and his fourth consecutive top-15.

Newman was a great fill-in pick in most games and he supplemented his ninth-place result with eight place-differential points.
Apr 17 - 7:04 PM

Ryan Newman finished 10th in the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. He was preceded across the finish line by teammates Austin Dillon in fourth and Paul Menard in eighth. He completed a sweep of the top 10 by Richard Childress Racing.

Newman was one of several drivers who had to claw their way back onto the lead lap after struggling in the first part of the race. He started fifth, but fell to the leaders before the halfway point during a long green flag run. Newman often makes up spots in the closing laps with grit and determination, but that means he lives by the fantasy sword.
Apr 3 - 6:39 PM

In 15 Sprint Cup Series events at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Ryan Newman (#31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS) owns one pole award (2005) along with four top-five and eight top-10 finishes.

His best result of third came last season. The South Bend, Ind., native has an average start of 11.8 and average finish of 16.3. He's led a total of 112 laps in competition. In the last five races at LVMS, Newman ranks sixth in most Cup points earned.-Richard Childress Racing
Mar 2 - 9:57 AM

Ryan Newman has made two previous starts with Richard Childress Racing at Atlanta and has swept the top 10. He finished seventh in the August 2014 race and backed that up with a 10th in last year’s spring event.

Tack on a top-five in his final outing with Stewart-Haas Racing in 2013 and that gives him a three-race streak. He is moderately priced in most salary cap leagues and should be considered a good value.
Feb 26 - 10:28 AM

Ryan Newman and Michael Waltrip tangled in Wednesday’s practice for the Daytona 500 duels in Daytona. Newman has to slow for the No. 40 and stacked up the field. Waltrip ran into the back of him.

Newman will try to repair his car and participated in Thursday’s final practice before the Duels. Waltrip will roll out a backup, but he should still be able to get to the front of the field.
Feb 18 - 12:40 PM

Ryan Newman has earned 18 top-10s in his 56-race career on restrictor-plate, superspeedways, ranking him ninth on that chart between Clint Bowyer’s 21 and Greg Biffle’s 14.

Newman added two top-10s in the four plate races last year and came close to banking another in the fall ‘Dega duel. He finished 12th in the 500. His worst result came in the Daytona 500 with a crash-induced 38th.
Feb 10 - 11:22 AM

Ryan Newman earned a berth in the 25-driver 2015 NASCAR Sprint Unlimited exhibition event by virtue of being one of the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers.

Newman will pilot a brand new #31 Chevrolet SS, chassis No. 497, in Saturday night's race. He has 12 Sprint Unlimited starts at Daytona. His best start, courtesy of a draw, is fourth (2010) and best finish of second came in 2005. In the Sprint Unlimited, the South Bend, Ind., native has led 25 laps of competition.-RCR
Feb 9 - 11:39 PM