This Week’s eBay Motors Camaro ZL1 at Martinsville Speedway

Newman will make his 590th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start when the Series competes in the first short-track event of the 2018 season. In 32 Cup Series events, Newman visited Victory Lane at this event in 2012. The Rocket Man also owns three pole awards, all happening in the fall of 2002, ’04 and ’09. In total, he owns eight top-five and 15 top-10 finishes, along with 196 laps led in competition. The South Bend, Indiana native has an average start of 9.6 and average finish of 14.8.

Welcome Aboard … Richard Childress Racing is joining forces with eBay Motors for its 2018 NASCAR marketing campaign by providing compelling feature content and vignettes featuring the No. 31 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup team to appear on FOX broadcasts. The unique partnership includes the primary sponsorship of the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the MENCS race at Martinsville Speedway this upcoming weekend.

Heading into Daytona Speedweeks, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and eBay Motors held a production day at the RCR campus with eBay Motors driver Ryan Newman, crew chief Luke Lambert and the No. 31 pit crew to bring fans up to speed on the latest NASCAR enhancements to competition. The team’s authentic stories will be shared during the FOX telecast debuting during the Martinsville Speedway STP 500. Geared directly to the Do-It-Yourself viewers, they’ll be able to easily visit eBay Motors to virtually access an unlimited selection of parts to repair or upgrade their own vehicles.

Current Standings … After starting ninth at Auto Club Speedway, the No. 31 battled an ill-handling Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to finish 21st. The No. 31 team ranks 14th in the driver championship standings.


How do you learn to race at a track like Martinsville?

“Well learning how to race Martinsville versus learning how to race at Martinsville are two different things because you must race the racetrack on one hand and then the other, you have to race the competition. Being fast there I don’t think is difficult. Being fast and able to pass and race there is where the challenge really is. Being good at Martinsville doesn’t come easy.”

How important is it to win a race at Martinsville?

“It’s big to win anywhere and anytime. Our sport is so challenging and so tough. To get to a track like Martinsville … attitudes, egos, personalities clash. You name it, frustrations from the entire season seems especially built up there before the fall race. When you win there, you’ve done something. It’s special. The grandfather clock is cool but just knowing you made it to victory lane is really special.”