Ryan Newman

February 19, 2020

Ryan Newman Continues Great Improvement

Daytona Beach, Florida (February 19, 2020) — 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 playing with his two daughters.

Ryan continues to express his appreciation for the outpouring of support from across the country, and he and his family are grateful for the immense level of support that has been provided by the NASCAR community and beyond. 

We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.



February 18, 2020

Update on Roush Fenway Racing Driver Ryan Newman

Daytona Beach, Florida (February 18, 2020) — Ryan Newman remains under the care of doctors at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is awake and speaking with family and doctors.

Ryan and his family have expressed their appreciation for the concern and heartfelt messages from across the country. They are grateful for the unwavering support of the NASCAR community and beyond.

We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.

 



February 17, 2020

Statement on Status of Roush Fenway Racing Driver Ryan Newman

Daytona Beach, Florida (February 17, 2020) — Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Center. He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening.

We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation and we will provide more information as it becomes available.

 



February 13, 2020

Newman Makes Statement With Third-Place Showing in Opening Duel at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 13, 2020) – Ryan Newman was a push away from contending for the win in Thursday night’s opening duel before finishing third in his Koch Industries Ford Mustang. With a strong showing throughout the race and a third-place result, Newman will line up seventh for Sunday’s Daytona 500.

“Our Koch Industries Ford was good,” Newman said following the 60-lap qualifying race. “I’m really proud of the guys. They brought a really good piece here and keeping it in one piece was one of the goals. Obviously, you want to win, but the big one is on Sunday. We had great execution by everybody at Ford to have a good, strong finish there. I think we had the top four cars and it’s something to look forward to for the 500.”

Newman – the 2008 winner of the Great American Race – was up front early and often after rolling off eighth, taking the race lead by the first caution at lap 30. Green-flag stops began to cycle by lap 25, when two cars collided at pit road entrance as a team of Ford Performance machines were hitting pit road. Newman got around the outside unscathed, inheriting the lead for the caution break.

After four tires and fuel under the yellow, Newman lined back up in the third position for the restart at lap 37. The remainder of the race stayed green, with Newman dominating the outside lane advantage coming to the stripe, and finishing a close third to two Ford Performance teammates.

Coverage for Sunday’s Daytona 500 gets underway at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX. The race can also be heard on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.

 



February 11, 2020

Ryan Newman – Daytona 500 Advance

Team:                   No. 6 Koch Industries Ford Mustang
Crew Chief:         Scott Graves
Twitter:                @Roush6Team, @RoushFenway and @RyanJNewman

Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 – Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90
Daytona 500 – Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90

ADVANCE NOTES

Newman in the Duels

  • After qualifying 15th on speed in this past Sunday’s Daytona 500 qualifying, Ryan Newman will line up eighth in Duel 1 Thursday night. It will be Newman’s 19thDaytona 500 qualifying race all-time with a best finish of third (2008).

  • In last season’s opening duel, Newman lined up 13th and went on to finish ninth. He has 12 all-time top-10 results in the Duels and has finished ninth or better in three straight Daytona qualifying races.

 

Newman at Daytona International Speedway

  • Newman will make his 37th start at DIS on Sunday and 19th in the Daytona 500.

  • He is a former winner of the Great American Race, driving his then-No. 12 to victory lane in 2008.

  • Overall at DIS, Newman has 11 top-10s and six top-fives with an average result of 18.4.

  • Newman drove to a 14th-place finish in last season’s kick-off race despite riding on the inner-liner of one of his tires. He has finished 14th or better in five-straight Daytona events with two fifth-place results.

  • Newman also finished fifth in the 2013 Daytona 500 and third in the 2006 Great American Race.

 

Scott Graves at Daytona International Speedway

  • Scott Graves – in his sophomore season with Newman – will be atop the pit box for his fourth Daytona 500 Sunday. Overall at DIS Graves has one top-five – fifth with Newman – in last July’s summer event.

  • It will mark Graves’ eighth NCS race overall at Daytona, having served as crew chief for three events with Daniel Suarez (2017-18) and two with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2013).

  • Graves also has six races under his belt in Xfinity Series action at Daytona, finishing second with Chris Buescher in 2015 and eighth with Suarez in 2016.

 

QUOTE WORTHY
Newman on the Daytona 500:
“We showed some good speed in our Fords last weekend with practice and The Clash and overall I was pleased with the car. We had a decent qualifying effort, so Thursday night our goal is to keep it clean in advance of Sunday. I am fortunate to have won this race before and know how much it means to our sport, and our goal is to park the Koch Industries Ford in victory lane come Sunday.”

On the Car
Koch Industries (pronounced ‘Coke’) made its official debut with Roush Fenway Racing and Ryan Newman in last weekend’s Busch Clash event, nearly making an early trip to victory lane. Koch is back on the car as the primary for the famed Daytona 500 this weekend.

About Koch Industries
Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America, with estimated annual revenues as high as $110 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control systems; electronics, software and data analytics; minerals; glass; automotive components; ranching; commodity trading; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested nearly $105 billion in growth and improvements. With a presence in 60 countries, Koch companies employ nearly 130,000 people worldwide, with about 67,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 1,300 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service. For more news and information, visit www.KOCHind.com.

 



February 9, 2020

Newman Ends Wild Clash in Fifth

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 9, 2020) – Ryan Newman led coming to the white flag of Sunday afternoon’s Busch Clash that featured three caution flags over the closing laps before going on to finish fifth in the Koch Industries Ford.

“I am proud of the effort that went into it,” Newman said after the chaos. “We had a good Koch Industries Ford. We had good speed and the car drove good. The strategy was good. We just didn’t have the alliance at the end to get that push.”

The final restart – which occurred at lap 87 – featured just five lead-lap cars. Newman lined up second behind Austin Dillon and was shoved to the front coming to the white flag, before the duo of Denny Hamlin and Erik Jones charged forward allowing Jones to capture the win.

“I blocked the 3 car but I didn’t see or know that Denny had the 20 lined up and a freight train coming on the outside,” Newman added. “I knocked a left rear tire in blocking Austin. It was just unfortunate the way the timing worked out.”

Newman rolled off the grid from the top spot after a random draw put him on the pole among the 18-car field. With a competition caution set for lap 25, pit strategy came into play early as the Ford Performance machines elected to pit just before the break, but Newman stayed out. Following service under yellow and a speeding penalty, he would line back up tail end of the field at lap 30.

Following 17 laps under green, the 2008 Daytona 500 Champion hit pit road again – this time with his Ford teammates – for a fuel-only stop setting him up for the remainder on fuel mileage.

After a caution at lap 67, Newman lined up fourth at lap 72, but was involved in a multi-car incident at the restart line that caused some cosmetic damage on his Koch Industries machine. Following another restart, Newman avoided a separate 11-car incident that forced yet another restart. After all the carnage, Newman limped home fifth as his left-rear tire was going flat on the final lap.

Daytona Speedweeks continues Thursday with the Duels, which will officially set the field for the Daytona 500 (Sunday, Feb. 16, 2:30 p.m. ET, FOX).

 



February 8, 2020

Newman On Pole for Sunday’s Busch Clash at Daytona

“Rocketman” to Lead Field to Green Flag for First Time in 2020

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (February 8, 2020) – Following a random draw Saturday night, Ryan Newman will lead the field to green for Sunday’s Busch Clash event (3 p.m. ET, FS1) at Daytona International Speedway.

Newman’s crew chief Scott Graves, paired with a DAYTONA Rewards winner, drew the No. 1 spot among the 18 eligible teams who will compete on Sunday. Newman will be joined by fellow Ford Performance teammate Brad Keselowski on the front row.

Newman – the 2008 Daytona 500 Champion – makes his 16th start in the Clash Sunday afternoon. He finished ninth in last year’s event after starting fourth and has three top-five results in the Clash all-time including second in 2005, third in 2011 and fourth in 2003.

Roush Fenway Racing has one win all-time in the Clash, which came from Mark Martin in 1999. The NASCAR Hall of Famer started from the 13th spot and went on to lead the final 16 laps, earning Jack Roush’s lone Clash victory.

Three former Roush Fenway drivers – Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards and Martin – combined to start from the pole in five previous Clash races. Edwards led the field to green in both 2010 and 2013, finishing 17th and 12th, respectively. Busch tallied a 14th-place finish in 2002 after starting from the point, while Martin started first in both 1998 and 2000, finishing eighth and 15th, respectively.

Coverage for Sunday’s Busch Clash 75-lap event begins at 3 p.m. ET on FS1. The race can also be heard on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.

 



February 4, 2020

Ryan Newman – Daytona Clash/Qualifying Advance

Team:                   No. 6 Koch Industries Ford Mustang
Crew Chief:         Scott Graves
Twitter:                @Roush6Team, @RoushFenway and @RyanJNewman

 

Daytona 500 Qualifying – Sunday, Feb. 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90

Busch Clash – Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90

                                                                                                                                                                 

ADVANCE NOTES

Newman in the Clash

  • Newman makes his 16th start in the Clash format at Daytona International Speedway. The 2020 field is limited to 2019 pole winners, former Clash champions, former Daytona 500 winners, former Daytona 500 pole winners, and 2019 NCS Playoff drivers.
  • Newman finished ninth in this event last year after starting fourth. He has three top-five results in the Clash all-time, including second in 2005, third in 2011 and fourth in 2003.
  • Overall at Daytona, Newman has 36 NCS starts with one win (2008 Daytona 500), 11 top-10 and six top-five finishes.

 

Scott Graves in the Clash

  • Scott Graves will call his second Clash race from atop the pit box on Sunday after finishing ninth with Newman in the 2019 edition of the star-studded event.

 

Newman in Daytona 500 Qualifying

  • Newman has an overall average starting spot of 19.9 at DIS. His best Daytona 500 qualifying effort came the same year he won the Great American Race, lining up seventh in 2008.
  • His best finish all-time in a qualifying race (Duel) is third, which also came in 2008. He crossed the line ninth in last season’s Duel before going on to start 14th in the Daytona 500.

 

QUOTE WORTHY
Newman on racing in the Clash:
“Any time you turn the first laps of the season at Daytona it is sure to be exciting. The Clash is a great way to start off Speedweeks. It allows us to get a feel for the car and take some chances we would not otherwise take. We are looking forward to kicking off 2020 in a big way and excited to have Koch Industries on board with us at the World Center of Racing.”

On the Car
Koch Industries (pronounced ‘Coke’) makes its debut with Roush Fenway Racing and Ryan Newman in Daytona, serving as the primary for both the Busch Clash all-star event on Feb. 9, as well as the famed Daytona 500 on Feb. 16.

About Koch Industries
Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America, with estimated annual revenues as high as $110 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control systems; electronics, software and data analytics; minerals; glass; automotive components; ranching; commodity trading; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested nearly $105 billion in growth and improvements. With a presence in 60 countries, Koch companies employ nearly 130,000 people worldwide, with about 67,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 1,300 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service. For more news and information, visit www.KOCHind.com.

 



January 29, 2020

Koch Industries to Sponsor Ryan Newman in Daytona 500

CONCORD, N.C. (January 29, 2020) – Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Koch Industries (pronounced “coke”) will serve as the primary partner for Ryan Newman when its flagship No. 6 Ford Mustang hits the track for the 62nd annual running of the famed Daytona 500, kicking off the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season.  Koch Industries will make its debut on the No. 6 in the Busch Clash all-star event on February 9th at the Daytona International Speedway.

“We are looking forward to teaming up with Koch Industries and having them on the car for one of the most celebrated races of the season,” said Newman, who scored a dramatic victory with a last-lap pass at the iconic event in 2008. “Winning the 500 is one of the biggest accomplishments of my racing career. We have really fast superspeedway cars at Roush Fenway and we’d like nothing better than to kick off our season by driving the Koch Industries Ford into victory lane at Daytona.”

Roush Fenway boasts a pair of wins at the Daytona 500, with former NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth taking the celebrated checkered flag in 2009 and 2012; the latter serving as Hall of Fame owner Jack Roush’s historic 300th NASCAR victory.  Overall, Roush Fenway has won seven times at the ‘World Center of Racing’ in NASCAR’s premiere series, most recently in the 2017 summer race.

“Koch Industries is excited to partner with Roush Fenway and Ryan Newman in this year’s Daytona 500. As our businesses continue to manufacture the things that make life better—from fuel to electronics to automotive sensors and component parts—the partnership between Koch Industries and Roush Fenway for this race is a natural fit. Sunday at Daytona is the premier event of the season and we are proud to help represent one of racing’s brightest stars,” said Steve Lombardo, chief communications and marketing officer for Koch Industries.

This will mark Newman’s 19th start in the Daytona 500. He finished 14th last season, despite a late accident that forced the veteran driver to cross the finish line with a severely damage racecar. He scored a seventh-place finish in the 500 in his inaugural run in 2002 and has finished top 10 in the famed event on five occasions, including the victory in 2008.

Sunday’s Busch Clash is set for 3:00 PM ET and will air live on FS1. The twin qualifying races fire off at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 13 and will be televised live on FS1. The Daytona 500 is set for Sunday, February 16 at 2:30 PM ET and will be televised live on FOX.

About Koch Industries  

Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America, with estimated annual revenues as high as $110 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control systems; electronics, software and data analytics; minerals; glass; automotive components; ranching; commodity trading; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested nearly $105 billion in growth and improvements. With a presence in 60 countries, Koch companies employ nearly 130,000 people worldwide, with about 67,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 1,300 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service. For more news and information, visit www.KOCHind.com.

About Roush Fenway Racing

Roush Fenway Racing is one of the most successful teams in NASCAR history, fielding multiple teams in NASCAR Cup Series. Moving into its 33rd season, Roush Fenway is a leader in driver development, having launched the careers for many of the top drivers in the sport. Off-track, Roush Fenway is a leader in NASCAR marketing solutions, having produced multiple award-winning Social Media, digital content and experiential marketing campaigns. Roush Fenway is co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Fame team owner Jack Roush and Fenway Sports Group, parent company of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and English Premier League’s Liverpool F.C. Visit RoushFenway.com, become a fan on Facebook and Instagram, and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway.