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The champagne has dried, the interviews are over, and the crew is back in the shop. Life moves fast in the Sprint Cup Series, even faster if you’re the most recent winner. Ryan Newman captured the Crown Royal 400 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday and it was right back to work on Tuesday getting ready for the GoBowling.com 400 from the Pocono Raceway.
Pocono comes at a great time when Newman needs another victory to sure up his Chase chances. Pocono ranks as one of Newman’s favorite tracks and one he finished 5th at earlier this year.
“It’s one of my favorite racetracks just because it is so difficult. It’s really fun to drive. I like it because it’s challenging. Each corner is different – different radius, different banking, different bumps. Each straightaway is a different length. It just seems like it’s a driver’s racetrack and a crew chief’s racetrack because he has to get the car to the driver’s liking in all three corners. It’s all about matching up the combination of ho
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Ryan Newman and his family take part in Indianapolis’ winning tradition — kissing the bricks — after he captured his 17th career Sprint Cup Series win. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/NASCAR via Getty Images).
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Ryan Newman, who just captured his 17th-career Sprint...
Ryan Newman kissed the Indy bricks, then had to deal with the Brickyard 350.
That's the estimated number of text messages he received from well-wishers for his win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last weekend.
Friends, family. Just about anyone who helped Newman on his path from the short tracks that dot Indiana to taking the checkered flag in one of the sport's most prestigious...
What we saw last weekend in the Brickyard 400 from Ryan Newman was remarkable on so many fronts that it's almost unbelievable. He won the pole. He won the race. His whole family was there. It was in his home state. I think they said Ryan's family home was only like two and half hours from the track.
It really was a feel-good story but it has even bigger ramifications and...
No, Ryan Newman’s phone didn’t start ringing off the hook on Monday, despite Rocket Man’s impressive victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway a day early.
Friends, called to express their congratulations of course, but the win didn’t change things in the immediate term as far as prospective employers for 2014 are concerned.
Though the win at the Brickyard did wonders for...
It couldn’t have come at a better time.
Not only did Ryan Newman earn his first win of the 2013 season from the pole Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in his native Indiana, it also came at a most critical time for the driver of the No. 39 Haas Automation Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR).
Newman, who jumped from 19th to 16th in the point standings after his win, finds...
Sunday's win at the Brickyard by Ryan Newman was Chevrolet's 11th consecutive win there. Overall, the numbers are even more staggering. In the 20 Brickyard races that have been run, Chevrolet has won 15 of those.
Now I would like to sit here and tell you that it is something with the Fords and something with the Toyotas that are keeping them from being more competitive there...
It's a new week, a new racetrack and kissing the bricks amid champagne and confetti showers at Indianapolis Motor Speedway are just memories now.
But will the cachet from Ryan Newman's prestigious Brickyard 400 victory linger long enough to raise the free agent's stock in the NASCAR driver market?
"I can't think of anything that can't be made better by...
There was no bumping Jimmie Johnson this week.
Johnson set a track record with a lap of 180.654 mph to win the pole Friday at Pocono Raceway. Johnson seemed poised to win the pole last week at Indianapolis until Ryan Newman topped him on the last qualifying attempt of the day.
Johnson would not be denied at Pocono. He's now in position to go for the season sweep at Pocono,...
Indianapolis, IN- The Brickyard 400 has come and gone and now teams look forward to making a run at the Chase.
Ryan Newman capitalized on a late Jimmie Johnson pit stop mishap to win for the first time in 49 races Sunday. Now he looks to keep the momentum going for a second straight week.
For those that watched the race Sunday you would have been used to seeing the No. 39 Quicken...
Historically, folks who are good at Pocono are good at Indianapolis and vice versa. This weekend, fresh off of the Brickyard, we are headed back to Pocono for our second race of the season there.
I still believe how you ran at Indianapolis is a pretty good measuring stick for this weekend.
Let's face it, the guy who won from the pole and dominated the race some seven weeks...
Photo courtesy of Matt Dial/ Indianapolis Star
Winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a feat unmatched by any other competition. A victor’s names lives forever, engraved not only on trophies and plaques, but also on brick. Stock car, open wheel, motorcycle, sports car—the vehicle doesn’t matter. It’s Indianapolis, the Mecca of all motorsports.
Ryan Newman can attest to...
During race weekends there's always a level of uncertainty regarding what might unfold on the race track -- and who'll be left hoisting the trophy in Victory Lane.
This weekend is no different.
The uncertainty, however, doesn't end there.
As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series approaches the beginning of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the uncertainty surrounding the...
While I watched Sunday’s Crown Royal 400 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway I was torn. On one hand the lack of passing, terrible attendance, and made for TV cautions was making me think maybe this track has no place on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. On the other hand, the strategy aspect to overcome the lack of passing was fascinating, and as always the history and prestige...