Posts tagged: Ryan Newman

Sep 16 2009

Chase Field is Set, Who is Your Pick

The field is set and ready to go for Loudon this weekend.

1 Mark Martin 5040
2 Tony Stewart 5030
3 Jimmie Johnson 5030
4 Denny Hamlin 5020
5 Kasey Kahne 5020
6 Jeff Gordon 5010
7 Kurt Busch 5010
8 Brian Vickers 5010
9 Carl Edwards 5000
10 Ryan Newman 5000
11 Juan Montoya 5000
12 Greg Biffle 5000

Whose your pick and why?

I’m going with Gordon of course, he has been pretty consistent this year, the chase races aren’t typically his best but I think they can do it this year. He would be going for his 7th title under the old point system, but I guess I’ll get over that one day. All he needs is to run up front the first few races and return to dominating at Fontana, Charlotte, Martinsville and Talladega, that’s not much to ask, is it?

Feb 19 2008

Ryan Newman Wins the 50th Daytona 500

It seemed like they came out of nowhere, a bright blue freight train, the 12 and the 2 cars, with Kurt Busch giving Ryan Newman a BIG push in the final laps to win the 50th running of the Daytona 500. This was the first time Penske Racing has ever finished 1-2 and not only Roger Penske’s first Daytona 500 win, but his first restrictor plate win as well.

After watching it live and reading some of the comments they made afterwards, if they continue running and working together like they did Sunday, then they could be pretty hard to beat this year.

“Just to be part of the 50th running of the Daytona 500 … 15 years ago I was sitting in the grandstands in the Seagrave Tower,” Newman said. “Obviously, [I want to thank] Kurt Busch. Without a doubt, he could have easily gone three-wide and split us through the center and made one heck of a mess going into [Turn] 3.

“But he chose to be a teammate, and that’s the most honorable thing that he could be — and I would have done the same thing for him.”

“For us to come home and push Ryan Newman to victory, I feel like I’ve got a small bit of that victory within me,” Busch said. “I was emotional pushing him across the line. It felt incredible to have a Penske 1-2 finish [Sunday]. To have Newman jump up in front of me, I thought that was the most beautiful thing in the world because I knew one of us Penske cars was going to win at that point.” Source: Newman gets last-lap push from teammate to win 500

Dale Jr. led for 12 laps, Tony Stewart 16, Ryan Newman 8, Kurt Busch 9, Denny Hamlin had 32 and Kyle Busch led the most laps at 86, among others. There were a lot more lead changes this year, the viewer ship increased by 1% over last year, and, even though Gordon wasn’t there at the finish, it was a pretty good ending too.

Here is how they finished:

1 7 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL 190/5 200 Running 1,506,040
2 43 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 175/5 200 Running 1,063,870
3 6 20 Tony Stewart Toyota The Home Depot 170/5 200 Running 871,049
4 24 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 170/10 200 Running 652,938
5 5 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 160/5 200 Running 545,959
6 35 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Best Buy 150/0 200 Running 430,015
7 10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 151/5 200 Running 389,204
8 26 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Jim Beam 142/0 200 Running 352,921
9 3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet AMP Energy / National Guard 143/5 200 Running 352,920
10 18 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 139/5 200 Running 313,763
11 13 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 130/0 200 Running 329,756
12 23 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 127/0 200 Running 285,245
13 36 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 129/5 200 Running 323,496
14 16 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 121/0 200 Running 322,224
15 19 77 Sam Hornish Jr. * Dodge Mobil 1 118/0 200 Running 319,845
16 20 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS 115/0 200 Running 277,213
17 4 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 117/5 200 Running 341,416
18 42 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 109/0 200 Running 291,221
19 11 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 106/0 200 Running 321,520
20 25 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 103/0 200 Running 303,978
21 27 66 Scott Riggs Chevrolet State Water Heaters 100/0 200 Running 287,928
22 21 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet PEAK / Menards 97/0 200 Running 279,295
23 33 70 Jeremy Mayfield Chevrolet Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon 94/0 200 Running 271,220
24 31 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 96/5 200 Running 284,545
25 37 96 J.J. Yeley Toyota DLP HDTV 88/0 200 Running 277,095
26 38 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal Cask No. 16 85/0 200 Running 276,888
27 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 87/5 200 Running 329,606
28 32 38 David Gilliland Ford FreeCreditReport.com 79/0 200 Running 278,746
29 2 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA AUTO PARTS 81/5 200 Running 275,135
30 30 28 Travis Kvapil Ford K&N Filters 73/0 200 Running 291,202
31 12 8 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 70/0 200 Running 301,846
32 15 42 Juan Montoya Dodge Texaco / Havoline 67/0 200 Running 290,753
33 40 40 Dario Franchitti * Dodge Dodge Journey 64/0 199 Running 270,613
34 39 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 61/0 197 Running 260,320
35 9 5 Casey Mears Chevrolet Kellogg’s / CARQUEST 58/0 194 Accident 284,945
36 28 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 60/5 194 Running 308,129
37 29 01 Regan Smith * Chevrolet Principal Financial Group 52/0 194 Running 267,095
38 34 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 54/5 189 Accident 259,563
39 8 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 51/5 186 Susp. 319,599
40 22 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Makoto 43/0 184 Running 258,613
41 41 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 40/0 171 Running 258,470
42 14 6 David Ragan Ford AAA 37/0 161 Accident 267,763
43 17 187 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Furniture Row/DenverMattress.com 34/0 141 Engine 256,735

Oct 11 2007

Ryan Newman Takes Pole in Charlotte

I didn’t get to see it, but it looks like Ryan Newman beat Jimmie Johnson out of the pole in Charlotte for this weeks Saturday night race. He was almost six miles an hour faster than the slowest car to make the field, almost a full second quicker as well. Looks like Michael Waltrip Racing is finally turning it around some, or at least he is, as he qualified 19th on time, without any Chase drivers lying back or anything, way to go Michael.

Jimmie Johnson has this tracks number, but can he win this one? Well, sure he can, but he’s not going to and I will tell you why.

1. He was won entirely too many times here. (Okay, not a good reason, but it works for me.)

2. Jeff Gordon used to own this track, but he hasn’t actually finished at Charlotte since October of 2004, while he only had 4 DNF’s in his first 24 races there. He’s due.

3. Jeff Gordon has only won the fall race once. He’s due. (Notice a pattern?)

4. I’m sick of Gordon running bad here.

Okay, none of those are really why he’s going to win Saturday night, but, I just have this feeling, I also have a feeling about Stewart, just not sure how they are going to fit together. ;)

Anyway, I’m picking Jeff Gordon to win in Charlotte.

Here is how they qualified:
1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL 189.394 28.512 Leader
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 188.990 28.573 -0.061
3 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios Racing / Pink for the Cure 188.363 28.668 -0.156
4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 188.298 28.678 -0.166
5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Mopar / Dodge Dealers / UAW 188.088 28.710 -0.198
6 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 188.075 28.712 -0.200
7 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Carhartt for Women 188.016 28.721 -0.209
8 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 187.898 28.739 -0.227
9 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC 187.852 28.746 -0.234
10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 187.585 28.787 -0.275
11 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Kinko’s 187.402 28.815 -0.303
12 01 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 187.214 28.844 -0.332
13 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg’s / CARQUEST 187.188 28.848 -0.336
14 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Stanley Tools / Valvoline 187.078 28.865 -0.353
15 4 Ward Burton Chevrolet Lucas Oil / State Water Heaters 186.916 28.890 -0.378
16 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 186.883 28.895 -0.383
17 15 Paul Menard* Chevrolet Quaker State / Menards 186.883 28.895 -0.383
18 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 186.819 28.905 -0.393
19 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 186.761 28.914 -0.402
20 00 David Reutimann* Toyota Dominos.com 186.748 28.916 -0.404
21 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M’s / Susan G Komen for the Cure 186.703 28.923 -0.411
22 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser 186.516 28.952 -0.440
23 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Yellow Trans. 186.477 28.958 -0.446
24 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 186.419 28.967 -0.455
25 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 186.374 28.974 -0.462
26 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Fujifilm 186.322 28.982 -0.470
27 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 186.149 29.009 -0.497
28 40 David Stremme Dodge Target 186.034 29.027 -0.515
29 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 185.842 29.057 -0.545
30 84 A.J. Allmendinger* Toyota Red Bull 185.733 29.074 -0.562
31 6 David Ragan* Ford AAA 185.701 29.079 -0.567
32 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 185.637 29.089 -0.577
33 88 Ricky Rudd Ford Snickers 185.490 29.112 -0.600
34 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar /
CatUsed.com 185.452 29.118 -0.606
35 21 Bill Elliott Ford Ore-Ida 185.433 29.121 -0.609
36 42 Juan Montoya* Dodge Texaco / Havoline 185.427 29.122 -0.610
37 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy 184.887 29.207 -0.695
38 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 360 OTC 184.672 29.241 -0.729
39 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 184.628 29.248 -0.736
40 7 Robby Gordon Ford Motorola Digital Audio Players 184.559 29.259 -0.747
41 96 Tony Raines+ Chevrolet DLP HDTV 183.874 29.368 -0.856
42 45 Kyle Petty+ Dodge Tire Kingdom 183.617 29.409 -0.897
43 49 John Andretti Dodge Paralyzed Veterans of America 184.508 29.267 -0.755

Did Not Qualify
44 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS 184.370 29.289 -0.777
45 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 184.150 29.324 -0.812
46 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 183.911 29.362 -0.850
47 06 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Kenwood 183.505 29.427 -0.915
48 208 Carl Long Dodge E&M Motorsports 181.904 29.686 -1.174
49 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevrolet Batista Grading / Lilly Trucking 174.076 31.021 -2.509

Jun 08 2007

Ryan Newman Claims Pole in Pocono, Third Straight

Ryan Newman qualified on the pole for the third time in a row, at 170.062 mph, this was the 41st pole of his career. He ended Denny Hamlin’s perfect streak there, Hamlin qualified second this time, but had the pole in the previous two races at Pocono and won both of them. Newman is the only good thing to happen to Roger Penske this week, with the pit road incident and fine for Kurt Busch, this had to help a little.

He has four poles overall this year with no wins. His best finish came Monday at Dover when he finished second behind Martin Truex Jr., and his last win came nearly two years ago.

“It’d be nice to click off three wins in a row, not just three poles in a row,” Newman said. Source: Newman ends Hamlin’s run by taking Pocono pole

Here is how they qualified:

1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL 170.062 52.922 Leader
2 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Ground 169.278 53.167 -0.245
3 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 168.710 53.346 -0.424
4 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg’s / CARQUEST 168.139 53.527 -0.605
5 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 168.058 53.553 -0.631
6 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 167.998 53.572 -0.650
7 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 167.942 53.590 -0.668
8 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 167.436 53.752 -0.830
9 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 167.336 53.784 -0.862
10 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 167.274 53.804 -0.882
11 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 167.268 53.806 -0.884
12 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC 166.976 53.900 -0.978
13 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser 166.957 53.906 -0.984
14 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 166.939 53.912 -0.990
15 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 166.936 53.913 -0.991
16 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M’s 166.920 53.918 -0.996
17 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 166.917 53.919 -0.997
18 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 166.824 53.949 -1.027
19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 166.648 54.006 -1.084
20 4 Ward Burton Chevrolet State Water Heaters 166.568 54.032 -1.110
21 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 166.457 54.068 -1.146
22 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 166.405 54.085 -1.163
23 00 David Reutimann Toyota Burger King 166.362 54.099 -1.177
24 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 166.319 54.113 -1.191
25 26 Jamie McMurray Ford IRWIN Industrial Tools 166.187 54.156 -1.234
26 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 166.168 54.162 -1.240
27 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 166.119 54.178 -1.256
28 84 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota Red Bull 166.070 54.194 -1.272
29 40 David Stremme Dodge Coors Light Wide Mouth Can 165.981 54.223 -1.301
30 88 Ricky Rudd Ford Snickers 165.789 54.286 -1.364
31 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 165.715 54.310 -1.388
32 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 165.670 54.325 -1.403
33 13 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Haier 165.627 54.339 -1.417
34 01 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 165.411 54.410 -1.488
35 45 Chad McCumbee Dodge Goody’s Cool Orange 165.383 54.419 -1.497
36 6 David Ragan Ford AAA 165.177 54.487 -1.565
37 7 Robby Gordon Ford Jim Beam 165.141 54.499 -1.577
38 42 Juan Montoya Dodge Texaco / Havoline 165.104 54.511 -1.589
39 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy 163.782 54.951 -2.029
40 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Yellow Trans. 162.537 55.372 -2.450
41 16 Greg Biffle Ford Dish Network 161.178 55.839 -2.917
42 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Pep Boys – - -
43 21 Bill Elliott Ford Little Debbie Champion’s Provisional

The following drivers did not make the race:

44 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 165.691 54.318 -1.396
45 78 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 165.396 54.415 -1.493
46 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 360 OTC 164.944 54.564 -1.642
47 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge Front Row Motorsports 164.669 54.655 -1.733
48 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS 164.078 54.852 -1.930
49 49 Mike Bliss Dodge Paralyzed Veterans of America 163.381 55.086 -2.164

Sep 13 2006

Funny Quotes from Power Rankings

1. Kevin Harvick: Report: Major university study finds that Stewart got more media attention for not killing anyone Saturday night than Harvick did for winning race

2. Kyle Busch: I was going to put Kyle No. 1, but I declined. I was scared the editors at NASCAR.COM would use a picture of Kyle and no one would click on it.

19. Ryan Newman: His losing streak is only slightly longer than Paul Menard’s sideburns.

20. Dave Blaney: This almost happened last Saturday. Imagine Bill Weber’s prose: “Blaney holds off Kyle Busch at the line! Blaney wins it! Now let’s go down to pit road, where Dave Burns is standing by with 17th-place Dale Earnhardt Jr.!”

23. Robby Gordon: Robby, if you want to throw your helmet at Michael Waltrip this year, you better do it during his qualifying lap.

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