Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet for Stewart Haas Racing was given his walking papers earlier this season, leaving him, like many other drivers out of a ride for 2014.
Now that those drivers are shaping up their future plans, it is time for Newman to do the same.
Newman said he found out about SHR’s expansion like everyone else did, first as rumors, then through the formal announcement on Tuesday.
Kurt Busch, current driver of the No. 78 for Furniture Row Racing signed a deal with SHR to drive the fourth car for the team. The same team Newman was told he wouldn’t be back with next season.
Newman said he found the whole ordeal amusing, “It was humorous,” Newman told NASCAR.com; “To me it was more funny, than any kind of frustration from my end. In the end, it won’t affect me. Obviously, it frees up a situation for 2014 but in the end it doesn’t affect me.”
Newman said he knew nothing of the deal, “If they didn’t tell Stewart why would they tell me.” Newman jo...