Ryan Newman is a past open wheel Champion so he can wheel with the best of them on these type tracks. Only thing is, you can only do so much with a Nascar deigned stock car at road courses!
Ryan Newman is currently 14TH in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series standings tied with Jeff Gordon. But, Jeff was awarded the #13 spot due to him having better finishes than Newman. Oh joy, another Hendrick juggernaut pushing my favorite driver aside....yea! That's alright. Only means Team #39 needs to work a lot harder and have good racing luck!
Newman's Watkins Glen numbers look like the following: Starts:6/19/6 Finishes:21/12/16 Poles: goose egg
Newman's career average at road courses is 14.5.
Practices will be Friday at 12noon(ET) and 4:00PM(ET) Quals on Saturday 11:30AM(ET)
Race: approx. 1:20PM(ET) on Sunday
Newman in his past has done well at road courses but we have to talk in current terms with S/H. Will Tony G. get Newman a sufficient car balance? Will Newman get caught up in a wreck or be wrecked? None of us knows...................
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Look for the paint scheme pictured below and enjoy the race!