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2014 Indianapolis (Brickyard 400): Ryan Newman NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Jul 22, 2014 - 05:36 PM
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2014 Indianapolis (Brickyard 400): Ryan Newman NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview


This Week's Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS at Indianapolis Motor Speedway ... Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 479 in Sunday's John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is a new chassis and will be utilized for the first time this weekend.

 

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Newman at the Brickyard ... In 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at the Brickyard, Newman is looking to defend his 2013 victory at this prestigious race, after starting from the pole and leading 45 of the 160 laps scheduled last year. Three of the 20 (15%) Cup races at Indianapolis have been won from pole and Newman is one of three drivers who completed the impressive task. In total, the "Rocket Man" owns two top-five and three top-10 finishes. The South Bend, Ind., native has led 59 laps in competition and has an average start of seventh and average finish of 18th.

Engineered to Amaze ... Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation's fourth largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed a record $80 billion of volume across all 50 states in 2013. Quicken Loans generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power for four consecutive years in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.

Quicken Loans was named among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE magazine's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the last 11 consecutive years, ranking #5 in 2014. It ranked in the top-15 of Computerworld magazine's "100 Best Places to Work In Technology" for the past nine years, ranking #1 in 2013. The company moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, and now more than 8,500 of its 10,000-plus team members work in the city's urban core. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit www.quickenloans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/QuickenLoans.

Paint Your Way To Dover ... Quicken Loans has launched an exciting contest for fans to design a paint scheme for the No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet to run at the Monster Mile on September 28. One lucky winner will win a trip to Dover International Speedway and see their car design in action on the high-banked oval. Fans can go to QLRacing.comto register and design their car. The deadline to submit a paint scheme is August 3rd.

Media Availability ... Newman will be accessible to media at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he stops by the media center on Friday at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Where's Ryan? ... On Sunday, Newman is scheduled to participate in a question and answer session at the Chevy Stage located in the Pagoda Plaza at 9:35 a.m. ET.

Put to the Test ... The No. 31 team participated in a two-day Goodyear test at IMS on June 16 and 17.

Point of Interest ... Newman ranks seventh in the Sprint Cup Series championship point standings, trailing the current leader by 97 points, entering the 20th event on the schedule, the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard.

Race Rewind ... Last season, Newman finished where he started by crossing the famed yard of bricks first at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


RYAN NEWMAN QUOTES:
Being from Indiana, what were your thoughts when you heard NASCAR was coming to the Brickyard?
"I believe I was there for the first or second test they had. My mom and I went down there to pick up some tires for my open-wheel cars and I heard some cars at the track. They didn't sound like Indy cars. There was a distinct difference in the way they sounded. I snuck into the garages and got to walk all the way out to pit road and saw them go by. It was a surreal-type sound because of the tailpipes and the straightaways lined with grandstands on both sides. I remember that and it was all the way back to 1993 or 1994. It was pretty special to be there, especially knowing now that I would eventually come back and win a Brickyard 400."

Where does the Brickyard rank in the races you have won?
"It's hard to rationalize a race beating the Daytona 500, but with all that happened to me last year, winning the 2013 Brickyard 400 is kind of in a tie with me winning the 50th running of the Daytona 500. I went through a lot last year. Plus, I am from Indiana and that place is important to my state. I think the most important part of winning at Indy is appreciating the history of the speedway and the history of all the race car drivers who have competed there. Then, to see the list of drivers who have actually fulfilled their dreams of winning there, it's pretty amazing."

With the new rules package, do you expect to see a different kind of race?
"No, I think track position is going to be as important as it always has been at Indy, if not more. Horsepower will remain at a premium. You also have to get through the corners because that dictates how you are going to run in the straightaways. To win at the Brickyard, you will need the complete package and then some."

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