Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ryan Newman using sixth-place Kansas chassis at Homestead

Ryan Newman is 9/2 to win Sprint Cup, 30/1 to win at Homestead
Ryan Newman
No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Caterpillar Chevrolet SS at Homestead-Miami Speedway
… Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 486 in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale. This chassis was utilized earlier this season at Kansas Speedway where the No. 31 team started 17th and finished sixth.

Newman at Homestead-Miami Speedway … In 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts, the South Bend, Ind., native owns one top-five and four top-10 finishes. His average start is 12.4 and average finish is 17. He’s led 143 laps in competition.

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#NewmanNation …His 11th-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway advanced the No. 31 team to the Championship Round at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Newman is in a four-way tie for the lead heading into the season finale with 5,000 points.

Newman Media Availability … Newman, along with car owner Richard Childress, are scheduled to participate in the Championship Media Day on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. ET at Trump National Doral.

Where’s Newman … Newman is scheduled to attend the Championship 4 autograph session on Saturday at the Sprint Experience located in the Homestead-Miami Speedway midway. Wrist bands will be distributed at The Sprint Experience during the week and one wristband guarantees all four driver autographs.

Race Rewind … In last season’s NASCAR finale, Newman started 15th and finished 17th.

Drive Home a Winner … Quicken Loans’ latest sweepstakes, “Drive Home a Winner” awards one lucky winner both a brand-new Chevrolet SS and a year’s worth of mortgage payments. The sweepstakes, open to those 18 and older, is a collaboration between General Motors and Quicken Loans. Fans can enter by visiting www.qlracing.com.


What are your feelings heading into the final race of the season Homestead-Miami Speedway?

“I am so proud of my guys and all the effort they have put into this. I want to thank Luke Lambert, everyone at RCR, ECR Engines, Caterpillar, Chevrolet, Quicken Loans, WIX Filters and Kwikset for giving me the opportunity to race for the championship. We’ve been fighting very hard all year long. We did what we had to do to get to this position. We flew under the radar and turned in the solid performances to earn one of the four positions. There’s been so much on the line week in and week out during this new Chase format. We’ve been able to dig in and move on. It’s no different with the Homestead-Miami Speedway race. We are going to keep digging and hope it will be good enough to win a Sprint Cup Series championship.”

Can you get it done in Homestead?
“I sure hope so. We are certainly going to try. I mean, if we can win Homestead, it would be the icing on top of all the cake.”

- Richard Childress Racing

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