Found June 27, 2013 on Start 'N' Park Blog: Yardbarker Blogger Network
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the home state of the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball national-champion Louisville Cardinals, count Ryan Newman as one driver who hopes to take a cue from the championship team by winning at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. As a native of the basketball-loving Hoosier state to the north, Newman knows the importance of a rebound. When the game is on the line, a key-timed rebound could change the whole complexion of the game and put a team back in contention for the win. A rebound from his past performances – and a win – is just what Newman and his No. 39 Quicken Loans team need Saturday night in the Kentucky 400 to put himself contention for a coveted spot in the 12-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. With 10 races remaining to the Chase, Newman sits 18th in the point standings with 418 points, 155 markers out of first and 35 behind 10th place. To make the Chase, Newman needs to perform more consistently with top-five and t...
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