Start ‘N’ Park Blog is taking a look back at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver by driver. This recap will take a look at the driver’s stats, the season’s highlights, the season’s lowlights, what a quick look at next year. This installment takes a look back at Ryan Newman who finished in the 14th place in the final standings.
Preseason Pick: 12th
Top 5s: 6
Top 10s: 14
What Was Said Prior To The Season:
“While he boss brought home the title, Newman quietly improved for most of the year. The problem was when it came down to it, he faltered during the Chase. The only reason he didn’t finish further down was because Kyle Busch missed a race and Kurt Busch just had a miserable Chase. Newman has the tools at Stewart-Haas Racing, I just feel there are 11 stronger teams ahead of him, and I haven’t seen any changes to suggest he can beat them.”
What Happened In 2012:
Newman got a win ...