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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- It took all of 15 minutes for NASCAR's new Gen-6 race car to throw drivers a few curves of its own at the first practice for the Daytona 500.
Ryan Newman lost control of his Chevrolet right in front of Carl Edwards and Mark Martin, and all three cars sustained damage. It's the third time in a week that a wreck has collected Martin, who also suffered damaged cars in a crash started by Matt Kenseth last week and another triggered by Tony Stewart in Saturday night's exhibition race.
Newman had no idea what caused him to spin.
"My car came around, I don't know if it was the air off of Carl's car or what," he said. "Carl came over and said Hey man.' I said, I don't even know what to tell you yet.'"
The accident happened as drivers are still adjusting to the new car, a process that has been bumpy so far. Dale Earnhardt Jr. triggered a multi-car accident in January testing, Kenseth started an accident last Frid...
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – There’s perhaps no place where Ryan Newman feels more at home than behind the wheel of his racecar. Since the age of 4, Newman has been putting on a helmet and going in circles. And while the types of racecars have changed and the racetracks have gotten bigger through the years, there’s no doubt the South Bend, Ind., native is most comfortable strapped into...
Drivers are finding out just how unstable the Gen 6 race cars are this week at Daytona International Speedway, gearing up for NASCAR’s season opener, the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Drivers will be in the cars again on Thursday for the Budweiser Duels, which will determine their starting position in the Great American Race. Kasey Kahne was the fastest during practice with a speed of...
Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS for Stewart Haas Racing (SHR), finished 21st in his Budweiser Duel qualifying race after a cut right-rear tire with 20 laps remaining forced an unscheduled pit stop and dropped him off the lead lap.
The Budweiser Duel consists of twin qualifying races that set the 43-car field for the season-opening Daytona 500, and Newman’s...
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In what was a very dramatic practice session for the Daytona 500, Ryan Newman kicked things off by spinning across the hood of Carl Edwards’ car, and also collected Mark Martin in the process.
The incident occurred when Newman got the air taken off of his spoiler. Newman believes the incident...
Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards crash at Daytona.
Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman crash early in Wednesday Daytona 500
It was a rough day for drivers Brad Keselowski, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards, and Mark Martin during practice for the Daytona 500. Keselowski and Earnhardt were plagued by mechanical failures, whereas Newman, Edwards, and Martin were caught up in a wreck.
Keselowski had a fuel system issue that required repair. “Something went wrong with the fuel system in the...
Carl Edwards and Trevor Bayne were involved in a crash during the first Budweiser Duel from the Daytona International Speedway. Below are quotes from both drivers on what happened out there.
CARL EDWARDS (No. 99 FASTENAL Ford Fusion)
WHAT HAPPENED? “I don’t know exactly what happened. It looked like Denny (Hamlin) got sideways and wrecked us. That is the fourth time we have wrecked...
Trevor Bayne, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards among those caught up in