I often wondered how many DNF'S Newman has had in his career in comparison to the wonder boy Jimmie Johnson. They both started their Cup careers the same year(2002) and Newman was awarded,"Rookie Of The Year" over five times. No one could have predicted that JJ would end up with the better race team and cars from 2002 to current along with incredible good racing luck. Jimmie has had 30 DNF'S to Ryan's 44(the #12 car and the #39). Ryan also had 3 DNF'S with the #02 car. So, JJ has had 14 less DNF'S in his Cup career to Newman's 44......huum...makes a BIG difference doesn't it! I have always made comparisons between JJ and Ryan because they both started the same year in Cup. But, very obviously each of their resumes have turned out to be very different!
Newman's Texas number are as follows:1-win/3-top 5's/3-top 10's/8-top 20's/2-poles.....Avg. Start 15.4 Avg. Finish 21.47 and 3-DNF'S. Let's face it, stats and trends can be broken. We will know by the end of this race.
Texas is a Saturday night race don't forget! Come on Team #39, let's get back on track so to speak!
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