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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Encouraging progress was being reported regarding NASCAR’s “Next Gen” car following Tuesday’s session at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kurt Busch participated in the latest test of the new car that’s slated to debut in 2022, focusing on the 1.5-mile oval. It’s not the first time the 2004 Cup Series champion ran the prototype as he and Martin Truex, Jr. spent two days testing both the Charlotte oval and Roval configurations last November. With experience, Busch was pleased being able to describe how theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arguably the two most talked about drivers of the 2003 NASCAR Cup Series season made their racing returns in Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400 and showcased they’re far from reaching their career climax. Those two were the series champion Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman, the winningest driver that season. Kenseth made his debut with Chip Ganassi Racing and had a consistently solid top-10 car throughout the 293-lap race. Racing rust was non-existent as Kenseth brought home a 10th place finish, marking his second straight top-10 finishRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor There have been plenty of weird and quirky moments in NASCAR history — then there’s the 1999 Transouth Financial 400 at Darlington Raceway. Having been delayed once already due to rain, Mother Nature had one more trick up her sleeve with 130 laps remaining in the race, leading to one of the most bizarre finishes in recent memory. As Jeff Burton led the way over Jeremy Mayfield, the skies darkened and rain started falling again as the leaders made their way off Turn 4 and ontoRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor For the second time in the last three years, Matt Kenseth is coming out of retirement to climb back into the cockpit of a race car and compete at NASCAR’s highest level. On Monday, Chip Ganassi Racing announced that for the remainder of the season, the 2003 Cup Series champion will be driving the No. 42 Chevrolet for the team, taking over the seat vacated when Kyle Larson was fired for using a racial slur two weeks ago. “I have always said that when we haveRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor While the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season is still on hold due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, when the green flag flies and the cars hit the track again, Ryan Newman is planning to be back behind the wheel of his Roush-Fenway Racing Ford. Newman, who has been on the sidelines since his harrowing crash at the end of the Daytona 500, made the announcement of his return in the opening minutes of Sunday’s Talladega iRacing broadcast. “I’m so excited and thankful, all at the sameRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Ryan Newman’s road to recovery following his frightening crash at the end of the Daytona 500 took him to New York City and the TODAY Show on NBC on Wednesday, where he detailed more about how things are going for him in the weeks since the crash. “It’s still humbling to watch [a replay of the crash] and know that I’m sitting here without a headache, which is amazing,” Newman said. “Just a miracle on so many levels and thankful for so many people, for prayers,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ryan Newman confirmed in his first statement since Monday’s violent Daytona 500 crash that he sustained head injury which will put him out for an unknown amount of time. Newman also mentioned that he doesn’t have any internal organ damage or broken bones, but once the green light is given for an on-track return, even if doesn’t mean strapping in his No. 6 Ford Mustang right away, he’ll be there. Here’s Newman’s full statement that was issued prior to Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday Ross Chastain will fill-in for Ryan Newman this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. RFR President Steve Newmark issued a statement regarding the motorsports community pouring their undeniable support for Newman, who is not only awake and alert, but released from Halifax Medical Center hours prior of the team announcing Chastain as their driver. Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center pic.twitter.com/J0twhGgQm7 — Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) February 19, 2020 This encouraging news came just two days afterRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two days removed from one of the most horrific crashes in NASCAR history, Ryan Newman continues showing improvement Wednesday. Roush Fenway Racing issued its latest statement on all social media platforms: “Ryan Newman continues to show great improvement after Monday night’s last-lap accident at Daytona International Speedway. “The veteran driver is fully alert and walking around Halifax Medical Center. True to his jovial nature, he has also been joking around with staff, friends and family while spending time playing with his two daughters.” Following their statement,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ryan Newman is in serious condition and unspecified, but non-life threatening injuries while being treated at Halifax Medical Center. The update on Newman, the 2008 Daytona 500 champion, came via Roush Fenway Racing. pic.twitter.com/RugPUdmpEk — Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) February 18, 2020   While battling for the win on the last lap of the 62nd Daytona 500, which was postponed to Monday due to weather, Newman was leading off of Turn 4 coming to the checkered flag when he was clipped by Ryan Blaney’s car. The incidentRead More