This Week’s No. 31 Childress Vineyards Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Richmond Raceway

Ryan Newman will make his 593rd Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start when he competes at Richmond Raceway. In 32 MENCS events at Richmond Raceway, Newman visited victory lane at the fall event in 2003. The “Rocket Man” also owns one pole award from the fall of 2004. In total, he owns seven top-five and 18 top-10 finishes. His average starting position is 13.2 and average finishing position is 11.8. Newman ranks sixth in most championship points earned over the last 10 events at Richmond.

Let’s Make a Toast to RIR … Childress Vineyards is a premier winery located at the southern gateway of the Yadkin Valley in Lexington, NC.  Owned by Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner and Hall of Fame member, Childress Vineyards has been producing award-winning wines with the expertise of Winemaker Mark Frizsolowski. Open daily for tours, tastings, and lunch in the Bistro. Information about Childress Vineyards can be found on Facebook at, on Twitter at @ChildressWines and on Instagram at

Ready. Set. Go … Spay Neuter Charlotte, Rescue Ranch, and Piedmont Animal Rescue are partnering to support Animals in the Piedmont of NC.  This program promotes a three race 5K series with proceeds being split among all three non-profit animal welfare organizations.  The races are being held in Statesville, Mooresville, and Mecklenburg County. This Saturday, sign up to run with your pet at Rescue Ranch. To Register: .


What is the key to being successful at Richmond Raceway?

“Richmond usually turns into a forward drive racetrack. You have to be able to turn in the center like every other short track but getting the power down coming off the corners is a real premium especially later in a run.”

What is the hardest thing that you have had to learn at Richmond?

“It’s about being able to break up the corners. You have to get the car into the corners far enough making it so it turns into the center without pushing it. Then you have to get it pointing straight so you can power off. If you power off too much while you are turning the wheel, you are going to kill the rear tires no matter how good your car is. It will ruin your day.”