Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Recent Ryan Newman Interviews - FoxSports and NASCAR NOW

This is a video clip of Newman talking on Foxsports.com. Newman is his usual laid back self and does a great job answering the questions. He talks about NASCAR, Talladega and bass fishing. Turing the “Think Fast” segment of the interview, Newman says his favorite band is the Dave Mathews Band, favorite track is Darlington, favorite movie is Water Boy and his favorite food is pizza.

I had an opportunity to watch NASCAR now Monday night and got to see the Ryan Newman interview. I liked what Newman had to say on a variety of subjects. One of the key items I thought was when Newman was talking about him and the Penske Racing #12 Alltel Dodge NASCAR Nextel Cup’s team luck. He pointed out all the “bad luck” that they have had and he was right.

Obviously, most recently was the caution and pit mishap that took place at Phoenix International Speedway’s Subway Fresh 500. That caution put Newman at least a lap down and then their pit mishap but them 11 laps down. Then back to Daytona where Newman was having a pretty good run and then ended up with a hole in his radiator which led to engine trouble. Then there was Texas where Newman got into the back of a couple of cars that were involved in an accident, ruining the handling of his car. Then there was Atlanta where the Rocket man got his first pole of the season and then the engine blew forcing them to start at the rear of the field. That is a lot of “then there was” for Newman and his #12 Alltel Dodge. But that sums up how his “luck” luck has been this year.

Newman and his crew do need a change of luck. Hopefully they can start getting it turned around. Newman is a great guy and I believe they have a great team. They just have a case of “bad mojo” right now. Newman proved in Saturday nights race at Phoenix that they have a pretty good COT car and seem to be on top of that program. His record is not really reflecting it, but they have had good “old” cars as well.

I really hope Ryan Newman and his #12 Alltel Dodge Team can start doing better this week at Talladega.

In both interviews Newman also refers to Alltel’s promotion where you could win $500,000 and a variety of other cool prizes. So check that out here- MyCircle500.

Foxsports.com Interview

Hopefully I can get my hands on the NASCAR NOW interview as well.

Mike Pratt

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