Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ryan Newman using third-place Phoenix chassis at Richmond

Ryan Newman is 50/1 to win at Richmond
Ryan Newman
No. 31 Quicken Loans Filters Chevrolet SS
Race Notes and Quotes:

This Week’s Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS at Richmond International Raceway … Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 462 at Richmond International Raceway. This No. 31 Chevrolet competed for the first time this season at Phoenix International Raceway. Newman qualified fifth and finished third.

Career Stats at Richmond … In 26 NASCAR 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 seven top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. The South Bend, Ind., native has an average start of 12th and average finish of 11th. He’s led 454 laps in competition. In the last four events at the 0.75-mile facility, Newman ranks fourth in most points earned.

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Where’s Ryan? … Newman is scheduled to visit the Chevy Stage located in the track’s Midway starting at 3:55 p.m. ET on Saturday for a question and answer session.

Get to the Points … After finishing fifth at Bristol Motor Speedway, Newman moved up four positions to 16th in the championship point standings and just 25 markers out of the top 10 entering this weekend’s race event at Richmond. In the first eight Cup events in 2015, the No. 31 team has earnedfour top-five and five top-10 finishes.

Last Time Around … Newman earned his sixth Chase for the Sprint Cup berth after finishing ninth in the 400-lap event. For the majority of the race, Newman competed in the sixth position. The final restart of the night happened on lap 336 with Newman scored in the seventh spot. The RCR driver remained poised and cross the finish line in ninth place.


What are your thoughts on Richmond International Raceway?

“It’s a really good race track. I’m not sure that it suits my driving style any different than other tracks. It just makes for good racing. It’s so much fun because you can go there and have several options to make a pass. Corner exits are really important and a key to running well at Richmond. You need good drive off in Turns 2 and 4. Those are the two places where you can make the most time.”

- Richard Childress Racing

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