Found April 02, 2013 on Start 'N' Park Blog: Yardbarker Blogger Network
PLAYERS: Ryan Newman
There’s an old racing cliché that to go fast you must first go slow. Well that certainly can apply to the Martinsville Speedway, site of Sunday’s STP Gas Booster 500 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Time after time young drivers come to the track and try to light the world on fire by running every lap like it’s their qualifying run. This leads to brake failures, tire failures, and sometimes errors in judgment on the tight paperclip shaped half-mile. Don’t take it from me, take it from last year’s winner Ryan Newman. “The biggest and toughest part is just managing your brakes and somewhat managing your race car, keeping your fenders clean and things like that.  We’ve all grown up racing short tracks, half mile or less, and I don’t think that that’s so much the challenge as it is just managing your brakes, your car and putting yourself in position for the end of the race. This I think is the toughest part.  That was the toughest part for me was mostly adapting to using that middle pe...

Ryan Newman reflects back upon previous Martinsville success

Last year’s race at Martinsville marked a memorable finish with Ryan Newman picking up the victory. “We never give up in any situation,” he said of that race. “That was just one good example.  But we had known that in the past we had had a good car there, so we kind of went with the same setup and same package, and the car was good.” For Newman and team, it marked the...

Ryan Newman STP Gas Booster 500 Race Preview

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Be in the right place at the right time for opportunity, and success will find you. It sounds simple enough. In fact, Ryan Newman found himself in that very position at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway one year ago, and found his way to victory lane. However, it’s never really that easy, is it? In a race that saw the Quicken Loans driver experience more downs than...
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