This Week’s Liberty National ZL1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Ryan Newman will make his 611th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start when the Series competes at the 1.5-mile speedway this weekend. In 18 Cup Series events, Newman owns one pole award (2005) along with four top-five and eight top-10 finishes. His best result of third came in 2015 with Richard Childress Racing in the Caterpillar Chevrolet. The South Bend, Indiana native has an average start of 13.6 and average finish of 15.9. He’s led a total of 112 laps in competition. In the last 10 races at LVMS, Newman ranks ninth in most Cup points earned.

They’re Back … Ryan Newman, a Liberty National Life Insurance Company policyholder, will feature the Liberty National paint scheme on the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Liberty National has been in the insurance industry since 1900 and offers affordable life and supplemental health insurance to middle-income Americans through in-home and workplace sales. With local offices throughout the United States, Liberty National’s Agency Owners will be featured on the hood of the No. 31 car in each of its primary races. Liberty National, Ryan Newman, and Richard Childress Racing share an admiration and appreciation for veterans who have served to protect our country. Liberty National hires former military and is proud to have many veterans call Liberty National their career homes today. Visit to learn more about career opportunities with Liberty National.


What is the key or keys to running well at Las Vegas Motor Speedway?

“It seems like in order to be successful you need to get through the bumps in Turns 1 and 2. And then you have to have a good overall balance in Turns 3 and 4 as well as getting your splitter right. Raw speed and horsepower are always important because of the banking and the size of the track but ride and drivability are needed in order to have the ability to pass.”

What is the most difficult thing to figure out?

“It’s all about getting the car to ride good through Turns 1 and 2. It’s just because the front straightaway has so much of an arc to it. If you carry good speed through Turns 1 and 2, it just makes the back straightaway that much longer.”