Ryan Newman Articles

Ryan Newman
There was a time Brian Vickers was left for dead. I’m not just talking NASCAR here, I’m talking life.  It was the summer of 2010, and a healthy 26-year-old male had gone from a ride he handpicked at Team Red Bull to a hospital in...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 Lowe’s team showed up to Pocono Raceway with something to prove. After being penalized for jumping a restart the previous weekend in the 400-miler at Dover that cost the team a victory, Johnson was all business as...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll break down...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
1. Crew chief returns to No. 2 as Brad Keselowski rides streak of poor finishes Just a few hours before Brad Keselowski was slated to start the seventh race of the year at Texas Motor Speedway in his blue No. 2, all seemed to be fine. After a...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
Since it opened in 1969, Talladega has been NASCAR’s racetrack of extremes. When right, the sport’s decision to slap restrictor plates on brings out maximum excitement, the best opportunity for 43 teams to compete on a level playing field. Feel-...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
Every year the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hits a stretch of the season in which it is premature to judge the championship hunt, but cogent enough to pinpoint problems with underperforming drivers and teams. It’s an odd stretch, for sure. Through...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
1. Back to the scene of the (original) crime With the he-said, he-said war of words and fenders that Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin have participated in during the last three weeks, it's been easy to forget that the final laps of Martinsville's...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
1. Strong start, but when does Dale Earnhardt Jr. win? Depending on how you judge these things, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is off to the most impressive start to a NASCAR Sprint Cup season in his career. The claim comes with Earnhardt, now second in the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
Five storylines for the Kobalt Tools 500 in Las Vegas 1. Hamlin draws NASCAR’s (thin-skinned) ire NASCAR suddenly, quickly and, well, mistakenly landed a $25,000 shot to Denny Hamlin's wallet on Thursday as Sprint Cup teams set up shop in Las...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
Setting the starting lineup for the Daytona 500 can be a trial of confusion for those that choose not to read the syllabus. And let’s be honest, that’s why you’re reading this, right? You want the CliffsNotes. Fair enough. So allow me to...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
Daytona. For the casual fan, it’s the one time a year in which tuning in is a must, not an option. For the hardcore fans and industry veterans, it’s a spiritual revival. It suffices as the start of a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season when teams...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
Daytona Beach, Fla., is steeped in motorsports history. Known as “the birthplace of speed,” land speed records have been set on its white sand beaches. Drivers from a variety of disciplines have visited its victory lanes. One of the world’s great...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
Once the smoke cleared, the cars (or what was left of them) were loaded and the Sunday sun set over Phoenix International Raceway, a new championship landscape had emerged in NASCAR. But tempers as hot and raw as the surrounding Sonora Desert...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
There is typically one race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship that throws the Sprint Cup field the proverbial curveball. The perils of Talladega are well known, so drivers and teams approach it with a survivalist’s mentality. The 1.5-mile...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader Brad Keselowski admits he has conflicting emotions heading into this weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway. “There’s part of me that says no matter how bad Talladega goes I can only be 47 points back...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Ryan Newman
The 2012 regular season may have been put in the books last weekend in dramatic fashion at Richmond International Raceway, and the Chase for the Sprint Cup may get underway at Chicagoland Speedway, but for NASCAR fantasy players the season simply...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Ryan Newman
After 25 races, the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season will roll into Richmond International Raceway for the final event before the 12-driver Chase field is set. While the top 10 is essentially a lock, the race for the wild card positions is all about...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Ryan Newman
The changes to Bristol may not have worked quite how track officials imagined, but most members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council liked what they saw there last weekend. Is it enough to get them back to the track? You might find those responses...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Ryan Newman
One theme is consistent among competitors as NASCAR returns to Bristol Motor Speedway for the first time since track changes intended to create tighter racing. “I just hope that they didn’t screw it up,” points leader Greg Biffle says. “I...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Ryan Newman
Buoyed by his victory at Watkins Glen on Sunday, Marcos Ambrose said the goal is quite simple for the next four races as he and his team vie for a wild card spot in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship. “Our focus has to be being aggressive on...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Ryan Newman
NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship wild card hunt took a definitive turn at the 1.058-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. Denny Hamlin and his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team dominated the LENOX Industrial Tools 301, leading 150 laps....
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Ryan Newman
The race may have ended Saturday night, but the smoke has yet to settle following the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway — both literally and figuratively. Defending series champion Tony Stewart did what few could Saturday night,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Ryan Newman
AJ Allmendinger issued his first public comments Tuesday since NASCAR temporarily suspended the Penske Racing driver before last weekend’s race at Daytona for a failed drug test. “I have informed NASCAR that I have requested that the ‘B’ sample...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Ryan Newman
Over the past three weeks the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has run on new surfaces twice at Pocono and Michigan. While Kentucky Speedway is not a new surface, Saturday night's Quaker State 400 is only the second Cup Series race on the 1.5-mile tri-...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Ryan Newman
With Toyota extending it’s deal with Michael Waltrip Racing, along with Joe Gibbs Racing and JTG Daugherty, it leads to the question of what will happen to Martin Truex Jr., who is in the final year of his contract at MWR. Truex enters this...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago

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