This Week’s E-Z-Go Camaro ZL1 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Ryan Newman will make his 620th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start when he competes one final time for Richard Childress Racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 16 Cup Series events, Newman owns 2 top-five and 6 top-10 finishes. His average start is 12.4 and average finish is 16.1. He’s led 143 laps in competition. When it comes to the last 10 events at the raceway, he ranks ninth in most driver points earned.

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What makes Homestead-Miami Speedway a fun place to race?

“I think it has such a great layout and design. The biggest difference are the ends of the track. Usually the way the sun hits it, Turns 3 and 4 are a big rougher than Turns 1 and 2. It makes it really fun to drive.”

What is the key to success at Homestead-Miami Speedway?

“The key to Homestead is really maintaining momentum. It’s a unique track and it is so important to keep your car rolling because the banking progresses as you go through the corners. When you pick up the throttle it is more rewarding at that track than any other track because you can keep building speed as you exit. Having a car that’s good on entry because it is fairly flat, you are able to run up to the wall and it seems as if that’s one of the most important things. The race there doesn’t necessarily finish up at the wall but being good at the wall to get yourself up in good position to finish the race in the middle of the track or even the bottom is really important.”