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2014 Atlanta: Ryan Newman NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Aug 27, 2014 - 06:12 AM
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2014 Atlanta: Ryan Newman NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview


This Week's Caterpillar Chevrolet SS at Atlanta Motor Speedway ... Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 441 in Sunday night's 500-mile event in Hampton, Ga. This chassis was utilized earlier this season at Kentucky Speedway (Start: 7th / Finish: 3rd) and Dover International Speedway (Start: 14th / Finish: 31st).

 

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Newman at AMS ... In 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Newman owns seven pole awards, including sweeping six straight poles encompassing the 2003 to 2005 Sprint Cup seasons. He owns two top-five and seven top-10 finishes. His best result of fifth place came last season and at the spring 2004 event. The South Bend, Ind., native has an average start of eighth and average finish of 18th. He's led a total of 175 laps in competition. And in the Craftsman Trucks Series, he captured a victory in the fall 2008 race.

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Where's Ryan? ... Newman is scheduled to appear on Saturday at Walmart on N. Express Way in Griffin, Ga. He'll be there at 11:30 a.m. on behalf of Oral-B to celebrate Engineering Excellence Made with American Jobs. Then on Sunday, he is scheduled to visit the Bad Boys Buggies display in the AMS Fan Zone at 3:10 p.m. followed by a stop at the Oral-B display at 3:45 p.m., also in the Fan Zone.

Point of Interest ... In the last five races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the RCR driver ranks 10th in most driver points earned. He is ninth in the championship point standings entering this Sunday night's race.

Atlanta Rewind ... In last year's event, Newman started 17th and after sustaining damage on pit road during the team's first stop, rallied back from 40th place to finish fifth.

RYAN NEWMAN QUOTES:
Do you see Atlanta as a real tune-up to the Chase as it's the final 1.5-mile track before it starts?
"I don't see it as the final tune-up. I see it as another opportunity. It is such a different animal of a race track because of the way the tires fall off. You really don't see that as much with the track's coming up, except for a place like Texas. I see Atlanta as its own kind of animal because of the tire-track combination. But it is important. It does build confidence, which is probably more important than the actual balance of the car."

Do you think Atlanta will be a good challenge for the drivers considering the age of the track's surface and Goodyear bringing back the multi-zone tire?
"I think as long as the tires hold the air, it won't really matter. I don't think the tires will impact the race. I think the impact is the track itself. The racing is going to be great because this track allows us to move around and we can slip and slide around. That's what we like and that's what the fans like to see. I think it's going to be a lot of fun."


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