Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Ryan Newman has eight top-10s in 15 Las Vegas starts

Ryan Newman is 50/1 to win at LVMS Sunday.
This Week’s Caterpillar Chevrolet SS at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) … Ryan Newman will pilot car No. 520 at the 1.5-mile speedway in Las Vegas. The Cup teams will be on track a day early, Thursday, to participate in a one-day test.

Newman in Sin City … In 15 Sprint Cup Series events, Newman owns one pole award (2005) along with four top-five and eight top-10 finishes. His best result of third came last season with Richard Childress Racing in the Caterpillar Chevrolet. The South Bend, Ind., native has an average start of 11.8 and average finish of 16.3. He’s led a total of 112 laps in competition. In the last five races at LVMS, Newman ranks sixth in most Cup points earned.

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What are the keys to Las Vegas?

“The bumps in Turn 1 at Las Vegas are kind of tricky. You can either drive around them or drive under them. Turns 3 and 4 are pretty smooth, nice and sweeping. It’s mostly the bumps in Turns 1 and 2 that makes for the key to being fast there and repetitively fast. Sometimes you can hit it right and then the next lap, you may not hit it right which creates riding issues making it all pointless. It’s imperative in the race to get over them every time.

“Las Vegas is a fast track and in the past you spent a lot of time wide open. With this year’s package, it is going to be interesting to see how much we have to brake or have to start slowing the car up a bit versus what we’ve done in the past.”

- Richard Childress Racing

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