Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ryan Newman calls Dover a 'physical track'

Ryan Newman is 100/1 to win Sunday Dover.
Ryan Newman
No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS
Race Notes and Quotes

This Week’s Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS at Dover International Speedway
… Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 504 on Sunday at the Monster Mile. This Chevrolet was utilized earlier this season at Auto Club Speedway (Start: 9/Finish: 5), Texas Motor Speedway (Start: 7/Finish: 12), Dover International Speedway (Start: 17 /Finish: 18), Kentucky Speedway (Start: 26 /Finish: 20) and fall Bristol Motor Speedway (Start: 18/Finish: 10).

Career Stats at the Monster Mile … Newman will make his 505th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start when the series competes at the high-banked, one-mile oval. In 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, Newman has three victories to his credit including a Dover sweep in 2003 and a win in the fall of 2004. The “Rocket Man” also owns three pole awards. In total, he owns six top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. Also, he has led 848 laps in competition. The South Bend, Ind., native has an average start of 9.6 and average finish of 13.6.

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.

Cut to the Chase … Newman enters the final event in the Challenger 16 Round sixth in points. He is just 25 points out of the top spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

Last Time at Dover … Earlier this season, Newman started 17th and had plenty of speed for a top-10 effort. An unscheduled stop under green-flag conditions on lap 247 dropped the No. 31 Chevrolet to the 26th position. As the laps wound down, the Caterpillar driver found himself battling for a top-20 finish. A late-race caution set the field up for a green-white-checkered finish. Newman restarted 22nd and passed four cars on his way to an 18th-place finish.


What is the key to running well at Dover International Speedway?

“Dover is manhandling a racecar for 400 times for 400 laps. The high-banked concrete is entirely different in comparison to the surfaces we raced in the first two events in the Challenger 16 Round. It’s always such a physical track. It is challenging because of that. But during my entire career, if you get Dover right from the very first lap, you can keep it right. It doesn’t change a whole lot so just being able to be repetitive enough … if you are good in qualifying, and good on the quick lap, it typically stays with you.”

What is your goal for the remainder of The Chase?
“We are here to win and it’s been awhile for me, but regardless of the 70-plus race dry spell, we are here to win each and every race we compete in. We are here to do the best job we possibly can. If we do the best job we possibly can, we still might get beat, but we also might be victorious.”

- Richard Childress Racing

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