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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 snapped a four-race streak of finishes outside the top 10 when he crossed under the checkers ninth in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.
Newman has not earned a top-five in his last eight races of the season, however, and he sits 16th in the standings. With Kyle Busch’s victory, the No. 18 driver could dislodge one of the top 16 points’ earners if he manages to climb into the top 30 in the standings and that should create a sense of urgency for drivers on the bubble. Jun 28 - 8:24 PM

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Ryan Newman has been a great utility driver at Michigan International Speedway in the past four years. He has earned only one top-five and three top-10s in eight races, but has never finished worse than 18th.

Equally important, he has finished all but one lap of competition at Michigan since the start of 2011. That has kept him in contention and could allow him to gain several positions at the end of the Quicken Loans 400.
Jun 11 - 9:12 PM

Ryan Newman hopes that he can extend his Pocono Raceway top-10 streak to six consecutive races this week after qualifying 13th for the Axalta 400.

His practice numbers do not support a top-10 prediction because he was 13th-fastest in Saturday morning’s session and he was 17th in final practice, but the No. 31 crew tends to make great calls during the race and that should make a difference. Fantasy players should hope for a top-10 but be prepared for a top-15.
Jun 6 - 6:11 PM

Someone needs to convince Ryan Newman that it is fall at Dover. He has finished eighth in each of the last AAA 400s.

Newman has been much stronger in the fall than spring. His last two FedEx 400s ended in the 30s. With recent momentum on his side this season, he should be able to reverse his personal trend.
May 29 - 12:03 PM

Ryan Newman scored his third straight top-10 with a sixth at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Coca-Cola 600. It was also his 10th top-12 finish in the last 11 races.

Newman does not seem to be suffering any ill effects from losing crew chief Luke Lambert. So long as he is knocking down top-10s, he remains a place-and-hold driver.
May 25 - 8:53 AM

After losing his final appeal and Luke Lambert for tire doctoring at Auto Club Speedway, Ryan Newman came to Kansas Speedway with a new crew chief. Veteran Todd Parrott called the shots in the SpongeBob 400 and guided Newman to a 10th-place finish.

Player depth is the key to nearly any sport and NASCAR is no exception. Parrott will be the top mechanic for the next five weeks and this strong start suggests Newman will not lose any fantasy appeal.
May 10 - 9:35 AM

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman will compete for SWM-NEMCO Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at the Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 8. Newman will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado highlighting Rescue Ranch.

Newman has five previous starts in the NCWTS, collecting a victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway (2008), a pole award at Bristol Motor Speedway, and five top-five finishes. His most recent NCWTS entry was the Mud Summer Classic at the Eldora Speedway in 2013, where he started 10th and finished third while competing for Steve Turner. SWM-NEMCO Motorsports crew chief Gere Kennon will be atop the pit box for Newman at Kansas Speedway.-NEMCO Motorsports
May 5 - 8:26 PM

Ryan Newman earned his sixth top-10 finish of the season at Talladega SuperSpeedway when he crossed the finish line seventh. It was also his fourth consecutive top-15.

That makes Newman a consistently strong mid-cap pick who should be used when he fits the appropriate niche in one’s roster. This week, his final appeal for tire doctoring at Auto Club Speedway will be heard, so pay attention to future fantasy news items.
May 3 - 6:57 PM

After two weeks with results outside the top 10, Ryan Newman climbed back into the top five. He finished third through fifth in three straight races from Las Vegas through Auto Club, but then struggled at Martinsville and Texas.

With 25 points restored to his total after partially winning last week’s appeal of penalties stemming from an infraction at Auto Club, Newman has now climbed back into the top 16 in the standings and is in Chase contention once more.
Apr 20 - 12:04 AM

Ryan Newman and the No. 31 team have decided to appeal again the penalty stemming from a tire doctoring issue at Auto Club Speedway. In their first appeal, heard by a three-man panel, their points’ deduction and monetary fines were reduced but the suspension upheld against crew chief Luke Lambert. Final Appeals Officer Bryan Moss will hear their arguments next week.

This will put Lambert back on top of the pit box at Bristol for the Food City 500 Supporting Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer. Newman qualified 18th for the race.
Apr 18 - 10:27 AM

Ryan Newman and the No. 31 team won part of their appeal stemming from doctoring tires at Auto Club Speedway. Their points’ penalty was reduced from 75 to 50 points and the monetary portion was reduced. That jumped them from 24th in the standings to 20th, according to NBC’s Nate Ryan.

Newman will still be without crew chief Luke Lambert for the next six races and fantasy owners want to wait and see how this will impact his fantasy odds.
Apr 17 - 1:43 PM

Ryan Newman will drop to the back of the pack to start the Duck Commander 500 and give up his seventh-place on the grid, according to He was forced to change an engine.

In games that offer place differential points, Newman’s qualification effort will still be listed as seventh. His odds of finishing among the top 10 take a hit with this news and fantasy owners might want to look at the next driver on their list.
Apr 11 - 5:25 PM

Ryan Newman entered Martinsville with a four-race, top-10 streak of which the last three events were top-fives. Crash damage dropped him four laps off the pace in the STP 500 and sent him home 27th.

Later in the week Newman received even worse news with a harsh penalty from NASCAR for doctoring tires. Momentum is fickle and those two blows could end it for the No. 31 team.
Apr 6 - 9:31 AM

The No. 31 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) has been penalized for rules infractions discovered as a result of NASCAR’s post-event tire audit conducted following the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway.

Crew chief Luke Lambert has been fined a total of $125,000, suspended from the next six NSCS Championship races, plus any non-championship races or special events which might occur during that time period, and been placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. James Bender, team tire technician, and Philip Surgen, team engineer, have been suspended from the next six NSCS Championship races. Driver Ryan Newman and car owner Richard Childress each have been penalized with the loss of 75 (50 plus 25) championship driver and championship car owner points.
Mar 31 - 6:23 PM

Ryan Newman posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the STP 500. His top speed was 97.835 mph, which narrowly beat AJ Allmendinger with a 97.679 and Jeff Gordon with a 97.664.

This is not usually one of Newman’s better tracks, but he finished third last fall after qualifying ninth. His single victory came in 2012 after starting fifth, so starting position would seem to be a key factor in his success.
Mar 27 - 3:03 PM