Newman Likely Heading To RFR For 2019, Announcement Set For Saturday

RICHMOND, VA – The cat is out of the bag. Sources have confirmed that Ryan Newman will be named as the driver of the No. 6 Ford at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon from the Richmond Raceway. Newman, will replace the departing Trevor Bayne in that ride as this also means that Matt Kenseth will likely not be returning either. Kenseth, was brought back in early May to split time in that seat with Bayne to figure out how to get the organization to find some speed. Kenseth, won the…

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All Signs Point To Busch Heading To Ganassi, But Could His And Newman’s Departures With Their Teams Get Messy?

We’ve all seen this happen before, no matter it being a company or a race team or what not, when employees decide before the end of their current contract to leave for something new, it gets kind of awkward for the duration of the deal. In sports, it could even derail championships. I mean, Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. are treading slippery slopes. Granted, they’re in two entirely different situations, but just look at what team owner Gene Haas has said over the last month and tell me something…

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Newman Won’t Be Returning To RCR In 2019, Says His Intentions Are To Race Full Time Still

Ryan Newman is showing extreme speed in his No. 31 Chevrolet this weekend in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, it won’t be enough to keep him with Richard Childress Racing for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Newman, announced via social media following final practice that he won’t be coming back to his seat next season. “I want to take a moment to let everyone know that I will not return to Richard Childress Racing in 2019,” said Newman. “I have very much enjoyed driving the No. 31 car and…

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Newman To Race In Silver Crown Event At Lucas Oil Raceway On Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Newman will pull double duty again this weekend in Indianapolis. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will race in Sunday’s 25th Running of the Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/IMS Radio Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) as well as Saturday night’s Rich Vogler Classic at the Lucas Oil Raceway over in Clermont. Newman, will drive for Richard Childress Racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Johnny Vance/Aristocrat Products No. 2 this Saturday night in the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series race. It will be his second race of…

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Richard Childress Racing Looking For Another Marquee Victory In Sunday’s Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Richard Childress Racing already has one driver into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Now, can they get both in? In my opinion, there’s a very realistic chance that one of the two RCR drivers win Sunday night’s Bojangles Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). First off, they need Ryan Newman to win. He can too. Newman, has four top 10 finishes over his last five Darlington starts and seven in his last nine races there. He’s also scored three top 12 finishes over his last five…

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Stenhouse, Newman Could Steal Win Saturday Night In Bristol

The annual summer night race at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway always provides fireworks on and off the track. Well, how about fireworks in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff standings as well? It’s no secret, the “Big 3” have stolen most of the headlines so far this season. Out of the 23 races run, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick have combined to win 17 of them. If you take out the three restrictor plate races so far, they’re 17-for-20. Only Clint Bowyer (Martinsville, Michigan) and…

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McMurray, Newman And Menard Could Be The Next Drivers To Shake Up The Playoff Standings

At this point of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, in order for anyone to get into the top 16 playoff spots that aren’t already in there, they’re going to have to win one of the four remaining regular season races. Alex Bowman is 60+ points clear of anyone else for that 16th and final playoff spot. There’s just not enough time over the next four races to make up that much ground to pass him on points alone. So, for everyone 17th on back, you better win. Well,…

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Newman’s Darlington Throwback A Neil Bonnett Tribute

For the annual NASCAR Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will honor Alabama Gang member and close friend of Richard Childress Racing, Neil Bonnett. The throwback No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 honors Bonnett’s two starts for RCR in 1993, which came at Talladega Superspeedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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5 Favorites and 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Talladega, Ala – Restrictor plate racing in NASCAR is one of the most hardest things to predict. That’s why some places will offer $1-million to whoever can predict the exact same finishing order as the top five at races in Daytona and Talladega. The reason they do this? They know it can’t be done. With cars are racing at speeds in excess of 200 mph and running wheel-to-wheel, you could be running in the lead pack but fall from a top five result to sub 20th place finish in a matter…

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5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Bristol

If mother nature cooperates, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway on Sunday should be a thriller. Several drivers enter Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) are threats to win. But, who will emerge victorious? Try these 10.

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