Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Ryan Newman using 10th-place Charlotte chassis at Richmond

Ryan Newman is 40/1 to win at Richmond.
This Week’s Caterpillar Chevrolet SS at Richmond International Raceway … Ryan Newman will pilot car No. 547 in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400. This will be the second time this season that this Chevrolet has competed on the track. Newman drove 547 to a 10th-place finish in the Coca-Cola 600 on May 29.

Career Stats at Richmond
… Newman will make his 537th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start when the Series competes on Saturday night. In 29 Sprint Cup Series events at RIR, Newman visited victory lane at the fall event in 2003. The “Rocket Man” also owns one pole award from the fall of 2004. In total, he owns six top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. In the last 10 events at the 0.75-mile facility, Newman ranks seventh in most points earned.

Featured Caterpillar Dealer
… Carter Machinery will be the featured Cat dealer on the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet this weekend at Richmond International Raceway.

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What makes Richmond International Raceway unique?

“Richmond is one of the best, if not arguably, the best short track we go to just because you fight a little bit of everything. You have two different shaped corners, D-shaped tri-oval. There is a lot of braking and acceleration. Forward drive is usually at a premium. It’s just that typical short track but it’s the right size that fits our race car. It’s a lot of fun.”

What is the one thing you know you will have to contend with when racing there?

“You always have to work on two things at Richmond. That’s turning in the center and getting forward drive off of Turn 4. You still have to have good braking balance and things like that. Turning in the center and forward drive are the dominant parts of most every short track and Richmond is no different.”

- Richard Childress Racing

....Bizarre that there's not one mention of the Chase in this release or what Newman needs to happen to get in

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