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In one of the worst kept secretes in NASCAR Ryan Newman will be racing for Richard Childress Racing next season. Ryan Newman is out with comments saying that even he thinks that Clint Bowyer wrecked on purpose.  Bobby Labonte will not even be back for the Chicago race.    
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Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America Ryan Newman has been named as the driver of the No. 31 car for Richard Childress Racing in 2014. Newman has 17 wins in NASCAR’s top series including one at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July. The 35-year-old Newman had been driving the No. 39 car at Stewart Haas Racing since 2009 but was jettisoned to make room for Kevin Harvick. Later...

Statement: Newman looking forward to NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase

Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America Ryan Newman released the following statement after NASCAR penalized Martin Truex Jr. 50 points,  knocking him out of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Chase, giving Newman the second Wild Card Spot in the Chase. “I am proud that NASCAR took a stand with respect to what went on Saturday night at Richmond, I know it was a tough decision to make...

Ryan Newman Replaces Martin Truex, Jr. in Chase

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Newman to RCR in 2014

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Clint Bowyer's suspicious spin ruins the season for Newman, Gordon

Clint Bowyer's spin to bring out a caution with 9 laps to go at Richmond changed the entire season for several drivers, and some think he did it intentionally. In the last race before the Chase begins next week, several teams were fighting for the last few spots. Jeff Gordon had rallied from two laps down to 8th place and had a two point lead on Joey Logano for the 10th and...

Ryan Newman Going to Richard Childress Racing

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NASCAR puts Ryan Newman in the Chase, what about Jeff Gordon?

NASCAR got it half right today. They announced significant penalties today for Michael Waltrip Racing as a result of Clint Bowyer's suspicious spin Sunday. After listening to the audio from the teams of Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers, they determined that MWR manipulated the outcome of the race in order to get Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase. The penalties now take him out...

NASCAR penalizes MWR, Chase change with Newman in, Truex out

Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America NASCAR has penalized Michael Waltrip Racing after the events that took place Saturday night at Richmond International Speedway. Clint Bowyer was said to of purposely spun out his No. 15 5-Hour Energy Toyota and Brian Vickers was penalized due to slowing and making a questionable pit stop. These sequence of events helped  Martin Truex...

NASCAR hits MWR with heavy penalty

Martin Truex Jr. is out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup and Ryan Newman is in following a decision by NASCAR to penalize Michael Waltrip Racing for late-race actions the team to took to alter the outcome of Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. NASCAR also hit the team with a $300,000 fine, the largest monetary penalty in the sanctioning...

Silly Season: Ryan Newman To RCR To Replace Burton

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Bowyer denies intentional spin at Richmond

Clint Bowyer is denying that he intentionally spun his car in an effort to keep Ryan Newman from winning at Richmond over the weekend. Bowyer was previously scheduled to spend Tuesday at ESPN before NASCAR sanctioned Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of the race. In his first interview, he said he had apologized to Newman in a phone call for bringing out a caution...

Bowyer apologizes in call to Newman

Clint Bowyer reaches out to Ryan Newman in aftermath of controversial spin at Richmond.

Breaking: NASCAR boots Martin Truex Jr. from Chase; Ryan Newman in

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NASCAR's Chase field is set; Keselowski, Gordon, Newman fall short

Carl Edwards won Saturday's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, the final qualifying race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. But it was who failed to make the Chase that overshadowed Edwards' victory. With nine drivers in contention to make six Chase-eligible spots heading into the race, four-time Cup champ Jeff Gordon and defending Cup...

NASCAR: Wild ending at Richmond sets Chase field for 2013

Richmond, VA- What an ending for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. With seven laps to go Ryan Newman was leading, Martin Truex Jr. was seventh, Jeff Gordon was eighth and Joey Logano was 25th. Because of that Newman held the second wildcard Chase spot, knocking Truex out. Meanwhile, Gordon held the final automatic spot to make it...
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