Team #39 is not dominant at "any track" so you can't hang your hat on any race.
Not a lot to say about Michigan. Newman's 2009-2012 stats are as follows: Starts of 7/18/17/8/13/3/5
Finishes of: 15/23/23/32/6/5/15
Newman has had 1 pole and 2 wins at Michigan many years ago.
I try not to put a lot of drama into each race because every race is "brand new" so to speak. You never know the outcome until it's over! So many things can happen in a race. All that's left is stats!
Practices will start Friday at 12:30PM(ET) with quals at 4:00PM(ET). Two more practices will be held on Saturday at 8:30AM and 11:00AM(ET).
Race is Sunday approx. 1:20PM(ET)
Ryan's track strengths are No.1)Short Tracks followed by Road Courses then Intermediate and Super Speedway tracks!
Paint scheme is pictured below. Newman is currently 13TH in points but I feel he will need another win before the Chase?
P.S. Pretty sure Ryan will re-sign with S/H racing. Sponsor money is tight these days. He's been with his current race team now in it's 4TH year. I'm sure there doing the best they know how. I doubt Newman will find a better seat as far as race car quality. All fans want their driver running well. We will have confirmation here soon!