Wednesday, October 10, 2007

PENSKE:Noting Newman - Oct. 9, 2007 - Charlotte

-- Ryan Newman will host his annual Fan Club Appreciation Day on Wednesday at Penske Racing. Fan Club members who registered will have the opportunity to spend time with Newman and his wife, Krissie, from 9 a.m. until noon at the race shop in Mooresville, N.C. Lunch will be provided for those who attend. Later that day, Newman will race at the Dirt Track at Lowe¿s Motor Speedway and fan club members will receive a special discounted price on their tickets. The Jani-King Southern Showdown begins at 7 p.m. EDT.

-- Newman will make his 14th Cup start at Lowe¿s Motor Speedway in his No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger this weekend. It will be his 219th career start in the Cup Series.

-- Newman has an average start of 4.2 and an average finish of 21.5. He only has two starts outside the top five at Charlotte¿both in 2006¿and has earned six Bud Pole Awards, including one in May 2007.

-- Newman has five top-10 finishes at LMS, including three top-fives. Newman finished 39th in May after engine troubles eliminated him from the race after only 172 laps.

-- Newman has led 232 laps in seven Charlotte races. He has completed 3,660 laps of a possible 4,682 since he made his Cup debut at the North Carolina track in 2001. Newman has a completion rate of 78.2 percent at the 1.5-mile track.

-- This week, the Alltel team will use PRS-071 as its primary car. It was last used at Kansas where Newman started 42nd and finished 43rd after the engine failed 108 laps into the rain-shortened race. The backup car is PRS-108, which was last used in Michigan where Newman qualified 34th and finished 16th after rain delayed the race until Tuesday morning.

-- While en route to Texas Motor Speedway for the Nov. 2-4 race weekend, Newman will stop in Beaumont, Texas, on Nov. 1 to visit the ExxonMobil refinery.
-- Newman will participate in the annual Hot Rods & Reels Fishing Tournament at Homestead-Miami Speedway scheduled for Nov. 17.

Newman On Lowe's Motor Speedway: ¿We had a great run last weekend, but couldn¿t pull out the win once those Hendrick cars came to the front. The last time we were in Charlotte, we had a really good, fast car and won the pole¿the first of three in a row¿but we had problems with the motor and went out of the race early. We¿re hoping to get back in the Alltel Dodge Charger at Lowe¿s and hopefully, have a much better finish there this time and get a win before the season is over.

1 comment:

Nascar and the Canadian Curmudgeon said...

Ok things didn't go terribly bad last week for a change ...maybe more of the same this week...