Also, although nobody seems quite sure of it, 2012 is apparently a contract year for Newman.
Now this to me would explain why the media was never talking about ryan as a potential FA. Also I might add it is Logano's contract year. Now he has underperformed badly, while everyone else at JGR was competing for championships. When Ryan left Penske for SHR, he would have gone to be JGR 4th car, but JGR couldnt line up sponsorship fastest enough before the season. So obviously JGR has been interested in Ryan in the past, & if the 39 team doesnt improve this year, & no major changes made, & Logano continues to be...... Well, Logano, who knows
I do feel better knowing this is his contract year (maybe, apparently no one knows) because I figure whoever he signs with this time will be the team he retires with. I just want him to race for an organzation, where they worry about his team as much as any of the others.
Just food for thought.