Statesville, NC – Ryan Newman will be strapping in for his final Whelen Modified Series race of the 2012 season on Saturday and he’s hoping to take home the trophy.
The F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be the last time Newman sits behind the wheel of the No. 7NY Aggressive Hydraulics/Menards Chevy this year. His last outing in July was less than stellar and he’s hoping to walk away with a better finish at the 1.058 mile oval this time around.
“July’s race was disappointing and I’m hoping to have a better day on Saturday,” said Newman. “Driving the modified car isn’t something I have to do – I do it because I enjoy it and feel like I can do a good job for the team. Finishing 30th isn’t doing a good job and definitely not something I’m proud of. I expect more of myself and don’t like letting my crew chief Gary Putnam and all the guys down.”
For this race only, Newman will wear a helmet displaying the Ryan Newman Foundation logo along with photos of the Newman’s at various events the Foundation has participated in throughout the year. After the race Ryan will sign the helmet and it will be put up for auction at the Ryan Newman Foundation Annual Charity Dinner on Friday, December 7thin Statesville, North Carolina.
“I’m looking forward to wearing the custom helmet and donating it to our auction. Nick Pastura does all my helmets and he donated his time to design and paint it and I think it looks great. I’m anxious to see how it does at our event. Hopefully it will raise a good amount of money to use for our spay/neuter grant process.”
The race will be aired live on the SPEED Channel starting at 12:00 noon EST. Newman will also carry an in-car camera to catch all the action.
For more information on the Ryan Newman Foundation or to make a donation or get more information on Ryan Newman and the Ryan Newman Foundation, visit www.ryannewmanfoundation.org.
About the Ryan Newman Foundation
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman and his wife, Krissie, established the Ryan Newman Foundation in January 2005. The mission of the foundation is to educate and encourage people to spay/neuter their pets and to adopt dogs and cats from animal shelters; to educate children and adults about the importance of conservation so the beauty of the great outdoors can be appreciated by future generations; and to provide college scholarship funding through the Rich Vogler Scholarship program to students interested in auto racing careers. The Ryan Newman Foundation is proud to be part of the NASCAR Foundation’s family of charities.