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September 9, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The NASCAR team Richard Childress Racing said Monday it signed Ryan Newman to drive its No. 31 Chevrolet next year in the Sprint Cup Series. Newman currently drives the No. 39 Chevy for Stewart-Haas Racing but was not re-signed by that team for 2014. Likewise, Jeff Burton currently drives the No. 31 for RCR but Burton announced last week that he would part ways with RCR after this season. The moves are the latest in a flurry of NASCAR driver changes for this year and next.
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December 16, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
A new NASCAR season is only a few weeks away, with some of the sport's top drivers switching teams in hopes of winning a Sprint Cup title. They include veterans Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman, and they'll start getting ready for the season Jan. 9-10 when the series holds its "preseason thunder" test at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. That's in preparation for the season-opening race, the Daytona 500 on Feb. 23, in which the drivers who changed teams will get to see the first result of how their new marriages are working out. Harvick and Busch are moving to Stewart-Haas Racing, the team co-owned by three-time Cup champion Tony Stewart.
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July 27, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
INDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Newman set a track record Saturday in winning the pole position for NASCAR's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Newman, a native of South Bend, Ind., won the pole in dramatic fashion. He was the last of 45 drivers to make their qualifying attempt and he knocked off defending Brickyard 400 winner Jimmie Johnson to grab the first starting spot. Newman turned a lap of 187.531 mph around the 2.5-mile speedway in his No. 39 Chevrolet, edging Johnson's 187.438 mph and smashing the previous record of 186.293 mph set by Casey Mears nine years ago. It was Newman's 50th pole in the Cup series, and his propensity to qualify first has earned him the nickname "Rocket Man. " Speeds were helped by unseasonably mild weather, with temperatures in the high-70s.
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September 20, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Ryan Newman on Friday won the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Newman topped a contingent of drivers in the Chase for the Cup title playoff who led qualifying at the 1.06-mile oval in Loudon, N.H. Known as the "Rocket Man" for his propensity to qualify fastest, Newman turned a lap of 136.497 mph in his No. 39 Chevrolet to earn his 51st career Cup pole. He was followed by Kasey Kahne at 136.082 mph. Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano will start third through sixth, respectively.
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September 9, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR on Monday night levied a massive penalty against Michael Waltrip Racing that included removing MWR driver Martin Truex Jr. from the Chase for the Cup title playoff and replacing him with Ryan Newman. MWR "attempted to manipulate the outcome of the race" Saturday night at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway that decided which 12 drivers would qualify for the Chase, NASCAR concluded. The 10-race Chase starts Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. MWR also was fined $300,000 and Ty Norris, the organization's executive vice president and general manager, was suspended indefinitely.
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July 28, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
INDIANAPOLIS - A scenario familiar to NASCAR fans was playing out yet again Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson was on a roll. Seeking a record fifth Brickyard 400 win, the five-time Sprint Cup champion again had the dominant car and led a race-high 73 laps. But then a funny thing happened late in the race: A rare misstep in the pits by his Hendrick Motorsports crew. That enabled Ryan Newman, who also had a fast car - the Indiana native started on the pole after qualifying his No. 39 Chevrolet at record speed - to grab the lead and earn his first Brickyard 400 victory.
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September 9, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR levied unprecedented penalties against Michael Waltrip Racing on Monday that resulted in driver Martin Truex Jr. being dropped from the Chase for the Cup title playoff and replaced by Ryan Newman. The action stemmed from actions by MWR's three-car Sprint Cup Series team at the end of the race Saturday at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, the final race that decided which 12 drivers qualified for NASCAR's 10-race Chase. MWR tried "to manipulate the outcome of the race," Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president of competition, said in a statement.
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February 18, 2003
"I've still got dirt in my teeth." Ryan Newman, second-year driver, after a frightening crash Sunday at the Daytona 500. Newman was uninjured after his car hit the wall, careened across the track and rolled 4 1/2 times before landing on its roof in the grass.
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August 4, 2003
At Indianapolis Motor Speedway; lap length: 2.5 miles * RACE STATISTICS * Time of race: 2 hours 58 minutes 22 seconds. * Margin of victory: 2.758. * Winner's average speed: 134.554 mph. * Caution flags: Five for 25 laps. * Lead changes: 17 among 12 drivers. * Lap leaders: Harvick 1-17; Elliott 18-25; Stewart 26-34; Newman 35; J.Gordon 36-38; Busch 39-40; Newman 41-50; Stewart 51-81; Kenseth 82; Green 83; Martin 84-86; Stewart 87-106; Skinner 107; R.
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July 31, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
After a hectic week in which Tony Stewart's driver Ryan Newman won NASCAR's Brickyard 400 and Stewart's dirt track in Ohio held a NASCAR truck race that drew raves, one might think Stewart would chill out for a day or two. But that's not Tony Stewart, who will race just about anything with four wheels and on nearly any day of the week. So Stewart was back in a sprint-car race Monday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada, when the 42-year-old's car suddenly flipped end-over-end several times.
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September 20, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster says in an upcoming documentary he accepted money his senior year at Tennessee. "Honestly, I don't know if this will throw us into an NCAA investigation, but my senior year I was getting money on the side," Foster says in the EPIX documentary. "I really didn't have any money. I had to either pay the rent or buy some food. I remember the feeling, like, 'Man, be careful,' but there's nothing wrong with it. You're not going to convince me that there is something wrong with it. " Sports Illustrated first reported Foster's comments in the documentary, "Schooled: The Price of College Sports.
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September 10, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer on Tuesday denied that he spun out intentionally to help his teammate gain a berth in the Chase for the Cup title playoff. Appearing on ESPN, Bowyer was asked directly if the spinout at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on Saturday night was on purpose. "No," Bowyer replied. "Any time something happens on the race track it's unfortunate. " NASCAR heavily penalized Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr., Brian Vickers and their Michael Waltrip Racing team Monday for trying to manipulate the finish of the Richmond race to get Truex into the Chase.
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September 9, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR on Monday night levied a massive penalty against Michael Waltrip Racing that included removing MWR driver Martin Truex Jr. from the Chase for the Cup title playoff and replacing him with Ryan Newman. MWR "attempted to manipulate the outcome of the race" Saturday night at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway that decided which 12 drivers would qualify for the Chase, NASCAR concluded. The 10-race Chase starts Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. MWR also was fined $300,000 and Ty Norris, the organization's executive vice president and general manager, was suspended indefinitely.
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September 9, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR levied unprecedented penalties against Michael Waltrip Racing on Monday that resulted in driver Martin Truex Jr. being dropped from the Chase for the Cup title playoff and replaced by Ryan Newman. The action stemmed from actions by MWR's three-car Sprint Cup Series team at the end of the race Saturday at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, the final race that decided which 12 drivers qualified for NASCAR's 10-race Chase. MWR tried "to manipulate the outcome of the race," Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president of competition, said in a statement.
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September 9, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The NASCAR team Richard Childress Racing said Monday it signed Ryan Newman to drive its No. 31 Chevrolet next year in the Sprint Cup Series. Newman currently drives the No. 39 Chevy for Stewart-Haas Racing but was not re-signed by that team for 2014. Likewise, Jeff Burton currently drives the No. 31 for RCR but Burton announced last week that he would part ways with RCR after this season. The moves are the latest in a flurry of NASCAR driver changes for this year and next.
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September 7, 2013 | By Marty O'Brien
Carl Edwards won the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday and finished as the Sprint Cup Series regular-season points leader as NASCAR heads into its 10-race Chase, starting Sept. 15 at Chicagoland. Edwards' victory was almost a footnote as the 400-lap race settled the final five spots in the 12-driver Chase. Two of those Chase berths were settled with no mystery, as Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Greg Biffle solidified comparatively safe positions among the top 10 automatic qualifiers.
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February 14, 2004 | Shav Glick
The International Race of Champions has a new sponsor, Crown Royal whiskey, but the season-opening race results were familiar. As usual, a parade of NASCAR drivers, accustomed to drafting on high-banked ovals, collared the first four finishing positions Friday in the 100-mile race showcasing 12 drivers from various racing classifications driving identically prepared Pontiac Firebirds.
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September 27, 2004 | From Associated Press
Ryan Newman left misfortune behind and ran away from the field, while four-time series champion Jeff Gordon took the NASCAR Nextel Cup points lead Sunday at Dover International Speedway. But the victory in the MBNA America 400 at Dover, Del., did little to enhance the long-shot title hopes of Newman, 33rd a week earlier because of engine failure late in the race in New Hampshire. He's eighth in the standings with eight races left, trailing Gordon by 107 points.
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July 31, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
After a hectic week in which Tony Stewart's driver Ryan Newman won NASCAR's Brickyard 400 and Stewart's dirt track in Ohio held a NASCAR truck race that drew raves, one might think Stewart would chill out for a day or two. But that's not Tony Stewart, who will race just about anything with four wheels and on nearly any day of the week. So Stewart was back in a sprint-car race Monday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada, when the 42-year-old's car suddenly flipped end-over-end several times.
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July 28, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
INDIANAPOLIS - A scenario familiar to NASCAR fans was playing out yet again Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson was on a roll. Seeking a record fifth Brickyard 400 win, the five-time Sprint Cup champion again had the dominant car and led a race-high 73 laps. But then a funny thing happened late in the race: A rare misstep in the pits by his Hendrick Motorsports crew. That enabled Ryan Newman, who also had a fast car - the Indiana native started on the pole after qualifying his No. 39 Chevrolet at record speed - to grab the lead and earn his first Brickyard 400 victory.
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