This Week’s Caterpillar Next Gen Excavator Camaro ZL1 at Texas Motor Speedway

Ryan Newman will make his 618th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start when he competes one final time this season in the Lone Star State. In 30 Cup Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway, he’s visited Victory Lane in the spring of 2003. The Rocket Man also won the pole for both Cup Series events in 2005 to complete the sweep. In total, he owns three top-five and six top-10 finishes. The South Bend, Indiana native has an average start of 16.5 and average finish of 19.0.

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Meet Ryan … Newman is scheduled to sign greet fans at the Team Chevy stage located in the Texas Motor Speedway fan midway on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. local time.


Caterpillar is bringing quite a few Cat Racing fans to Texas. This weekend you are sporting a special paint scheme. Thoughts?

“It’s my understanding we will have almost 400 people coming to Texas on behalf of Caterpillar and Caterpillar Building Construction Products (BCP). It’s a big weekend for them considering we’re introducing the Next Gen Mini Excavators to guests at Texas Motor Speedway where they will see firsthand how impressive the excavators are with on-site demonstrations. Plus, I’ll get to play a part by driving the paint scheme that our race fans will get to see. What I like about this car is that customers of BCP were given the chance to provide their input on this piece of equipment in an effort to help them do their jobs better and efficiently, with of course, safety in mind. If you look our decklid, the names of almost 40 people and companies who were involved in the design process is listed. To me, that’s what makes this deal impressive.”

What are your thoughts on Texas Motor Speedway?

“What I like about Texas Motor Speedway is it provides drivers with a lot of options. You can move around and find a line that your car responds to and it’s really versatile, so you can get around somebody. It’s also fast- really fast – so aero is also an important part of it. With it being one of the older tracks on the circuit asphalt-wise, the racing is always good for both the drivers and the fans watching in the stands and on television. I hope they leave the track’s surface alone.”