This Week’s Waste Masters/22 in 22 Challenge at Dover International Speedway

Ryan Newman will make his 614th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start when he competes on the concrete high-banks at the Monster Mile. In 33 Cup Series events, Newman has three victories to his credit including a Dover sweep in 2003 and a win in the fall of 2004. The “Rocket Man” also owns three pole awards. In total, he owns seven top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. Also, he has led 849 laps in competition. The South Bend, Indiana native has an average start of 10.4 and average finish of 14.2.

Partnership for a Cause … Richard Childress Racing and Waste Masters are once again joining forces for the second-straight year at Dover International Speedway. A leading provider of environmental solutions, trash removal, dumpsters, recycling service and equipment in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey, Waste Masters will serve as the primary sponsor on Ryan Newman’s No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at the Monster Mile on October 7.

Also included on the quarter panels of the No. 31 will be the 22 in 22 Challenge. Steve Masterson, president and CEO of Waste Masters, who is also an Air Force veteran, hopes to highlight the Challenge and raise awareness about the U.S. military suicide crisis. All funds raised through the Challenge will be donated to Stop Soldier Suicide (, the nation’s first veteran-founded-and-led 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to preventing military suicide. For more information, to join or donate, visit the 22 in 22 Challenge (


What’s been the quickest thing you’ve picked up at Dover International Speedway?

“Dover is just a lot of fun. The way the transition is of getting down into the corners and then climbing the hill up the straightaway makes it a lot of fun to drive. The concrete doesn’t typically change a whole lot. Typically, when you get your car right there, it stays that way.”

What is the hardest thing to learn at Dover International Speedway?

“More recently, it’s harder to pass now than it’s ever been at Dover.”