Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Penske - Noting Newman -Dover 400

-- Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge Avenger, will make his 11th Cup start at Dover International Speedway. It will be his 201st career start in the Cup Series.

-- Newman has an average start of 6.2 and an average finish of 9.0. All but one of Newman’s 10 starts have been from the top five. His first Cup career start at Dover in 2002 was in the 38th position. Newman has earned three Bud Poles at the Dover, Del., track.

-- Newman has seven top-10 finishes at Dover, including three trips to victory lane. Newman’s first win at Dover came in June 2003, the same weekend he earned his first pole at the track.

-- In 10 previous races, Newman has led 672 laps in seven events. He has completed 3,975 laps of a possible 4,002, giving him a 99.3 percent completion rate.

-- Newman has been running at the end of every Cup race in which he has competed at Dover. In only two of those events, Newman did not finish the race on the lead lap.

-- Dover International Speedway is the only track where Newman has earned three victories in his eight-year career. Along with his Cup Series success, Newman has also earned two Busch Pole Awards and one Busch victory at the 1-mile track.

-- Newman is one of five teams featured on DirecTV's NASCAR HotPass this weekend at Dover.

-- PRS-071: This car was last run at Texas in April; it has been used at all of the intermediate tracks this year. In Las Vegas, Newman earned his first top-10 finish of the year. In Atlanta, Newman earned the 38th pole of his Cup Series career.

-- PRS-053: This is the car Newman drove in the all-star race. It started and finished in the eighth position.


Newman On Dover: "I like racing at Dover and this team has had a lot of success at the track. I’m not worried about the problems we had at Charlotte last week continuing in Dover. Every team has bad races; something happened that was out of our control. We’ll move on and go to Dover knowing that we have a car and a team that are capable of winning this race.”

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