This Week’s Liberty National Camaro ZL1 at Talladega Superspeedway

Ryan Newman will make his 615th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start when he competes at the final restrictor-plate race of the season at Talladega Superspeedway. In total, he owns six top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in 33 starts. The South Bend, Indiana native has an average start of 14.5 and average finish of 19.4. His best start of second came in the fall of 2012, while his best finish of second took place in the fall of last season in the Caterpillar Chevrolet. When it comes to championship points in the last 10 events at Talladega, Newman ranks seventh in most points earned.

Pink for a Purpose … Ryan Newman will be driving the Liberty National No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with a special pink paint scheme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Liberty National is a supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and offers supplemental cancer insurance policies to help protect families against the financial hardship that may accompany a cancer diagnosis. Visit  for more information on our products and careers with Liberty National.


What is the key to success at Talladega Superspeedway?

“It’s all about being lucky. Talladega is all about luck and being at the right place at the right time and not making mistakes. It’s such a crap shoot. Everybody has to be able to do their job like every other track we go to, but it seems like the margin of any kind of advantage is so small there that it takes a lot of them to add up to be good and you are better off sometimes being lucky.”

How hard is it to miss the “Big One?”

“It’s not hard to miss the ‘Big One.’ It’s hard to miss the ‘Big One’ and still try to win the race. I am usually one of the guys who ride around in the back. We might every once in a while, get a little fender damage or something like that but we aren’t upside down and on the wrecker. That’s been my strategy or theory on the matter the last few times. It’s been good for us from a point’s standpoint, but obviously we haven’t won a race. We’ve been close a few years ago in the fall, but most times those guys are racing pretty crazy to transfer into the next round in the Chase or get a bye and we were safely in on points. We opted to not get all crazy. It was the right thing to do for this team.”