This Week’s Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Dover International Speedway

Ryan Newman will make his 595th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start when he competes on the concrete high-banks at the Monster Mile. In 32 Cup Series events, Newman has three victories to his credit including a Dover sweep in 2003 and a win in the fall of 2004. The “Rocket Man” also owns three pole awards. In total, he owns seven top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. Also, he has led 849 laps in competition. The South Bend, Indiana native has an average start of 10.1 and average finish of 13.6.

Season 26 in NASCAR … Richard Childress Racing is amid its 10th season with Caterpillar on board the No. 31 Camaro ZL1 and Cat Racing’s 26th in NASCAR.  For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2017 sales and revenues of $45.462 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit To connect with us on social media, visit

Featured Caterpillar Dealer … Foley Inc., is the featured Cat dealer for this weekend’s race at Dover International Speedway.

Foley Inc. is the Caterpillar Dealer serving Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Northern Delaware, Staten Island and Bermuda. Since 1957, Foley offers solutions for Power Generation, On-Highway applications, Construction Equipment and other job site Rental needs. Foley continually strives to offer you the best products and services available in the marketplace in order to create customer experiences that create customers for life.

Ready. Set. Go … Spay Neuter Charlotte, Rescue Ranch, and Piedmont Animal Rescue are partnering to support Animals in the Piedmont of NC.  This program promotes a three-race 5K series with proceeds being split among all three non-profit animal welfare organizations.  The races are being held in Statesville, Mooresville, and Mecklenburg County. Sign up to run with your pet at the next event on May 19. To Register:


What’s been the quickest thing you’ve picked up at Dover International Speedway?

“Dover is just a lot of fun. The way the transition is of getting down into the corners and then climbing the hill up the straightaway makes it a lot of fun to drive. The concrete doesn’t typically change a whole lot. Typically, when you get your car right there, it stays that way.”

What is the hardest thing to learn at Dover International Speedway?

“More recently, it’s harder to pass now than it’s ever been at Dover.”