Flyin’ (Under The Radar) Ryan Newman

  Guess who's fifth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings? No peeking! If you guessed Ryan Newman, you have been paying close attention. I even got caught off guard with that until an All Left Turns reader pointed it out to me Tuesday. No need to adjust the lighting on your monitor, in his first year at Richard Childress, "Rocketman" is fifth overall and the 13th seed in the current Chase standings. How has he done it? Newman has yet to visit victory lane in 2014, and his two top fiv ...

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Long Term, It May Be Bowyer Who Loses The Most

The tribal council has spoken. Fines are levied, a suspension is handed down, and points are deducted- “Spingate” has collected more than it’s share of damage, from the willing participants to the victims of circumstance. The Chase hopes of Martin Truex Jr. are dashed, Ryan Newman gets a reprieve, and Jeff Gordon can only wonder what might have been. Michael Waltrip Racing’s Ty Norris (the orchestrator of Brian Vickers superfluous pit stop) get to sit and stew a while, and Waltrip gets a ...

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Martin Truex Jr. Kicked Out of Chase: Ryan Newman In

Talk about dropping the hammer. NASCAR just took unprecedented action against Michael Waltrip Racing. According to the Associated Press and ESPN, NASCAR will remove Martin Truex Jr. from the Chase and replace him with Ryan Newman. Here is the official NASCAR release. Clint Bowyer, Truex and Brian Vickers will also lose 50 points, though the deduction won't impact Bowyer's Chase standing. essentially  Michael Waltrip Racing will also face a "substantial" fine according to ESPN's Marty S ...

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A MINORITY REPORT ON THE MARTINSVILLE MADNESS

For the first time in what seems like forever, NASCAR Nation is talking about the action that actually happened on the track, instead of what should have happened. Though not all are happy with the results, it’s refreshing to talk about the action we had versus the action we should have had. No fuel mileage, no rain, no phantom cautions. In the court of NASCAR fan opinion, this race features a couple of odd selections for villains. There’s no Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards or Kevin Har ...

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RYAN NEWMAN LEADS 1-2 FINISH FOR STEWART-HAAS RACING AT NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart started Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway first and second, and that is how they ran when the checkered flag flew. Surviving a fuel mileage race, the Stewart-Haas Racing teammates were able to give the team its first victory of the 2011 season and its first one-two finish as an organization. “It was a perfect day for the organization for sure,” Stewart said. “This is a perfect way to go into an off weekend, f ...

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RYAN NEWMAN’S RETALIATION REFERENCE MANUAL

Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo tangled with fists in NASCAR's hauler after tangling on the track last weekend. NASCAR's 'Have At It, Boys' policy will be put to the test. In the eye-for-an-eye world of NASCAR retaliations there are a series of unwritten laws that dictate what is the appropriate retaliation for a racing injustice. The unwritten code is complex and contingent on a number of variables. Never one to be mistaken as NASCAR's Miss Manners, Ryan Newman recently shared his unwritten law ...

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TEMPERS FLARE IN RICHMOND

RICHMOND, Va._ Saturday night’s 400-lapper at the Richmond International Raceway was not without its drama, as Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo Montoya mixed it up with each other, Kurt Busch continued his season-long tantrum on the radio and after a yet another disappointing finish Martin Truex Jr. threatened to fire his entire crew. The Newman-Montoya rift surfaced early when the pair got together exiting the second corner just past the 100-lap mark of the race. As Montoya moved up the trac ...

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KULWICKI AND ALLISON LEFT LASTING LEGACIES ON AND OFF TRACK

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ The NASCAR Hall of Fame was abuzz Saturday afternoon as NASCAR personalities, media members and fans gathered inside the Great Hall for the unveiling of their newest exhibit: Short Careers, Lasting Legacy. The exhibit included the cars of the late Tim Richmond, Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki and also featured team owners Bondy Long and Carl Kiekaefer, as well as drivers Billy and Bobby Myers and fourth generation driver Adam Petty. Each of these men left their mark on NASCAR, ...

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STEWART SMOKES ‘EM ON FINAL RESTART

HAMPTON, Ga._ Throughout the entire 500-mile even Sunday night at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart could not get going on the restarts. Running up front for much of the race, Stewart would spin the tires on nearly every restart and lose spots as a result. Yet when it mattered most, 'Smoke' got the job done and scored the victory – his first of the 2010 season. "I just couldn't keep from spinning the tires and I just made myself not even watch Carl (Edwards) on the bottom on th ...

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CHASE CLINCH SCENARIOS – ATLANTA

HAMPTON, Ga._ With only two races left before the 12-driver field is set for the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup, only two drivers enter this weekend’s race locked in the Chase. Points leader Kevin Harvick and second-place Jeff Gordon have already secured a spot in NASCAR’s version of the post-season, but this weekend the remaining 10 drivers in the top-12 have a chance to leave Atlanta with a place in the Chase. While each of the 10 have a mathematical shot to head to Richmond locked ...

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