This Week’s Grainger Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at ISM Raceway

Newman will make his 588th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start when the Series competes in the fourth event of the 2018 season and the second of three NASCAR Goes West races. In 31 Cup Series events, Newman owns two victories at ISM Raceway. He won last year’s March event as well as the spring race in 2010. Newman owns four pole awards, 10 top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. His average start is 13.8 and average finish is 17.2. He’s led 219 laps in competition. When it comes to the last 10 events at the raceway, he ranks seventh in most driver points earned.

Current Standings … After starting 25th and battling a vibration during the early stages of the event, Newman and crew chief Luke Lambert worked together to keep improving the Caterpillar Camaro ZL1 and contended for a top-10 finish before earning 11th place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The No. 31 team now ranks 14th in the driver championship standings, just 19 markers out of the top 10.

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Grainger wishes the best of luck during this NASCAR season to RCR and the No. 31 Grainger Camaro ZL1 driven by Ryan Newman. Bring home another victory in Phoenix.


How important was last year’s win at ISM Raceway?

“For me it was finally getting the monkey off my back so to speak. It seemed like the last three years at RCR we kept building a bigger monkey to get off our backs. To win at Phoenix in the fourth race of the season with two new engineers and other new people on our 31 team, plus so many other people on our team that had never won a Cup race before, was truly an achievement for all of us. It was a relief to finally get that W and I really wanted to contribute to Luke Lambert’s (crew chief) first ever Cup victory. I feel like we can keep the momentum going with the new Camaro ZL1. We have shown speed from the get go and I’m looking forward to being in this new Chevrolet for ISM Raceway. I believe we will be even more competitive.”