Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ryan Newman, No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger - Samsung 500 advance

NNCS Notes (Samsun 500):

-Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge, will make his eighth Cup start at Texas Motor Speedway. It will be Newman’s 195th start in the Cup Series.

-Newman has an average start of 19 at TMS and won the Bud Pole for both races in 2005. He has one other top-five start at the 1.5-mile track.

-Newman has one win at the Fort Worth, Texas, track – his only top-10 finish at TMS – in March 2003. His average finish at Texas is 27.85 with five finishes of 25th or below.

-Newman has led three races for a total of 80 laps. He has completed 1,978 laps of a possible 2,343, giving Newman an 84.4 percent completion rate.

-Crew chief Mike Nelson and the No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger team will take chassis PRS-071 to this weekend’s Samsung 500 at TMS. This is the same car Newman drove at Las Vegas and Atlanta earlier this year. Newman earned his first top-10 at Vegas since March 2005 and won the Bud Pole at Atlanta.

-The backup car for Texas is chassis PRS-076. This car has not been at the track this year.

Quick Stats:

Texas Motor Speedway: 7 Races Led/Laps Led: 3/80

Best Starting Position: 1 (Twice) Best Finishing Position: 1 (March 2003)

April 2006 Start: 14 April 2006 Finish: 40


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