Ryan Newman – Talladega II Advance

Team:                   No. 6 Kohler Generators Ford Mustang
Crew Chief:         Scott Graves

Twitter:                @Roush6Team, @RoushFenway and @RyanJNewman

Race Format:     500.08 miles, 188 laps, Stages: 60-60-68

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Newman at Talladega Superspeedway

·         Newman makes his 40th Cup Series start on the high banks of Talladega this Sunday where he has 16 top-10s and an average finish of 18.4.

·         Since joining RFR in 2019, Newman has been in the mix in every race finishing seventh in the 2019 spring race, second that fall, sixth last fall and 13th this spring. Overall, three of his top-10s have come in the last five races.

·         Newman’s past two fall events have Talladega have been particular kind to the 20-year veteran as he ran second to Ryan Blaney in 2019 in the sixth-closest finish in NASCAR history, and followed that up with sixth last fall.

·         In addition to his Cup results, Newman also made one Xfinity start at Talladega in 2009, finishing second after qualifying on the pole.

Scott Graves at Talladega Superspeedway

·         Talladega by far stands as Graves’ track statistically with an average finish of 11th and five top-10s in 10 starts.

·         Graves led Ricky Stenhouse Jr., to a third-place run in the 2013 fall race, and most recently led Newman to three top-10s in the last five outings.

·         Graves also called three NXS events at Talladega, all of which were top-10s. He led Chris Buescher to a runner-up result in 2014 and followed that with a sixth-place run a year later.

Newman on racing at Talladega:
“Talladega and Superspeedway racing will always be a toss-up as you never know what can happen other than there will be chaos and you just have to avoid it. We’ve been pretty fortunate lately to be in the hunt multiple times, and we’re confident we can do that again, just have to be there at the end and make smart moves to hopefully put ourselves in victory lane.”

Last Time Out
Newman finished 20th last weekend at Las Vegas in a 400-mile race that saw just one natural caution fly.

On the Car

Kohler Generators returns to the No. 6 Ford Mustang this weekend for the big race at Talladega. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicking off this weekend, Newman will run a pink number on the No. 6.

About KOHLER Generators
KOHLER Generators is a leading manufacturer of automatic standby generators, which connect to the electrical system of a home or a business and quickly restore power following an outage to provide security and peace of mind for everyday life.  KOHLER whole home generators are permanently installed outside a home, similar to a central air conditioning (AC) unit. The generator operates on natural gas or liquid propane (LP) and is wired into a home’s electrical system.  When power is lost from unexpected events such as severe weather storms, the standby generator automatically kicks in – generally within seconds – and can power hard-wired systems and appliances including air conditioning, heat, medical equipment, Internet and Wi-Fi, security systems and lighting.  KOHLER Generators is part of privately held Kohler Co., headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin.  The company provides complete power systems including portable, residential, industrial, and marine generators; automatic transfer switches; switchgear; monitoring controls; and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications.  Kohler Power Systems has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920.  Visit KOHLERGenerators.comfacebook.com/KOHLERPower, or Twitter at @KOHLERPower.  or more information.

About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of nearly 35,000 associates. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacturing of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier cabinetry, tile and lighting; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, Wisconsin, and St. Andrews, Scotland.