Thursday, September 20, 2007

Penske - Noting Newman - Dover

-- Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge Avenger, will make his 12th Cup start at Dover International Speedway. It will be his 216th career start in the Cup Series.

-- Newman has an average start of 5.7 and an average finish of 8.4. Newman has four Bud Pole Awards at Dover, including one for this year¿s June event. He has six other top-five starts at the track, as well as a 38th starting position.

-- Newman has eight top-10 finishes at Dover, including three wins. He finished second in the June race. His other three finishes were 14th and two in 24th.

-- Newman has led 807 laps in eight Dover races. He has completed 4,375 laps of a possible 4,404 since he made his Cup debut at Dover in 2002. Newman has a completion rate of 99.3 percent at the Delaware track.

-- Members of Ryan Newman's and Kurt Busch's teams and people with Mobil 1 visited the children at St. Charles Children¿s Home last Saturday at Rochester, N.H. Team members played games before eating and opening presents with the children.

-- Newman will be among several NASCAR drivers who are visiting soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan on Sept. 26 at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington.

-- For Dover, the Alltel team is taking chassis PRS-523 as its primary car. The car has never been on a track. The backup car is chassis PRS-519. It has not been used in a race, but it was tested at Lowe's Motor Speedway in May.

Newman On Dover: "We had a great run here in June and we¿re hoping to do the same thing this time. We ran pretty well last week and I think we¿ve got a pretty good COT program at Penske Racing, so we should have a good chance this weekend. In June, we sat on the pole and finished second, so this time around, we¿ll go for the pole and hopefully, keep that momentum going until we reach victory lane at the end of 400 laps."

1 comment:

Racefan57 said...

it was great seeing him live and running well at Loudon