Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ryan Newman: "I wish we had more short tracks like Martinsville"

Ryan Newman is 25/1 to win STP 500
Ryan Newman
No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS
Race Notes and Quotes:

This Week’s Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS at Martinsville Speedway
… Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 490 on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. This is a brand new Chevrolet SS that will be utilized under race conditions for the first time this weekend.

Newman at the Paperclip … In 26 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Martinsville Speedway, Newman visited victory lane at this event in 2012. The Rocket Man also owns three pole awards, all happening in the fall events in 2002, ’04 and ’09. In total, he owns eight top-five and 12 top-10 finishes along with 194 laps led in competition. The South Bend, Ind., native has an average start of 9.7 and average finish of 15th.

Engineered to Amaze … Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s second largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed $140 billion of mortgage volume across all 50 states in 2013-2014. Quicken Loans generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Primary Mortgage Origination” in the United States by J.D. Power for the past five consecutive years, 2010 – 2014, and highest in customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers in 2014.

Quicken Loans was named among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the last 12 consecutive years, ranking No. 12 in 2015. It has been recognized as one of Computerworld magazine’s ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT’ the past ten years, ranking No. 1 in 2014, 2013, 2007, 2006 and 2005. The company moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, and now more than 10,000 of its nearly 12,000 team members work in the city’s urban core. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit QuickenLoans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/QuickenLoans.

Where’s Ryan? … Newman is scheduled to visit the Chevy Stage located in the Martinsville Speedway Midway starting at 9:55 a.m. ET., for a question and answer session.

Get to the Points … Newman earned his third-straight, top-five and fourth-consecutive top-10 finish of the season with a fifth-place result at Auto Club Speedway. He now ranks sixth in the championship point standings entering this weekend’s race event at Martinsville.

Last Time Around … Newman took advantage of a strong restart in the closing laps to go from eighth to a third-place finish. The top-five result kicked off a strong Eliminator Eight Round for the No. 31 team and equated to the crew’s fourth top-five of the season.

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What are your thoughts on Martinsville Speedway?

“I really like Martinsville Speedway. I wish we had more short tracks like Martinsville. Short-track racing is some of the best racing we have going for our sport because of the quality of racing we have there. The mechanical grip is always a factor at that track and it depends on which tire Goodyear brings for us. Mechanical grip and tires can manipulate the kind of weekend you are going to have and hopefully you can adapt quickly, as well as adjust appropriately throughout the course of the weekend. I like the challenge of having to chase the combination of the tire and racetrack. The track changes day-to-day, so the key is making the right adjustments so you don’t go off path. I am really looking forward to having a good race there in the Quicken Loans Chevrolet.”

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