Touring Series News
Newman Pulling Double Duty At New Hampshire
(From track press release)
LOUDON, N.H. -- NASCAR star Ryan Newman will be keeping busy during the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Newman will kick start his weekend by racing the No. 7 Aggressive Hydraulics Chevrolet owned by New England native Kevin "Bono" Manion in the Whelen Modified Tour race. Sunday, Newman will be back behind the wheel of the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet attempting to grab his third Sprint Cup Series win at the "Magic Mile."
This will be Newman's fourth consecutive Whelen Modified Tour start at NHMS. Newman won the pole in his first-ever Modified event at the speedway in 2008, however lady luck has not served him well since; he finished 34th at last June's event, but bounced back with an eighth-place finish during the Sylvania 300 weekend in September.
"I have really had a blast racing the Modified. I got my first chance in the car at New Hampshire in 2008, and we were able to get the pole," said Newman. "We had a great run going in the race. We led laps and then had a problem early with a flat tire, but we moved back up toward the front of the field. Unfortunately, we got caught up in an on-track accident and didn't get the finish we had hoped to get -- we were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I've run a few more times since then. We won at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway, and I haven't had the best of luck at New Hampshire or at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway when I ran there last year, but I have had a lot of fun."
Newman and the stars of NASCAR's Whelen Modified Tour will be in action at the New England 100 on Saturday, June 26. Tickets are available at www.nhms.com or by calling (603) 783-4931.