This Week’s Grainger Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Texas Motor Speedway

Ryan Newman will make his 591st Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start when he competes in the Lone Star State. He owns one victory at the 1.5-mile track. His win came in the spring of 2003. The Rocket Man 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 16.1 and average finish of 18.4. In the last eight races at TMS, Newman is ranked ninth in most championship points earned.

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Meet Newman … On Sunday, Newman is scheduled to participate in a fan question and answer session at the Team Chevy Stage located in the track’s midway starting at 10:15 a.m. local time.


What are your thoughts heading into Texas Motor Speedway?

“I have mixed feelings. Of all the tracks we went to last season, Texas Motor Speedway presented the most challenges for our Grainger team. With the new configuration and repave, our Chevrolet SS was so tight especially in Turns 3 and 4. I’m hoping with solid runs this year at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway in our new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, we’ve righted the ship. We have certainly learned a lot as an organization and have made gains with our cars, so I anticipate our outcome to be a whole lot better this year.”

What do you say to those people that complain about you being hard to pass?

“I guess I am doing my job the best. That is what you are supposed to do as a driver. There is a certain amount of give and take that we all must have. If they think I give and take the least, then that’s still OK. I give and take more so than they think.”