2017 NASCAR Race Results

Denotes a Caterpillar sponsored race.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Daytona International Speedway

1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
5th 7th N/A N/A

 

Ryan Newman Earns Seventh-Place in Action-Packed Second Duel to Start 16th in the Daytona 500

"We kept the Caterpillar Chevrolet in one piece which was a challenge a couple of times. I think we realized tonight what we still need to work on without having competed in the Clash or had any practice. I'm pleased with the fact that we were able to drive from the back and into the top 10 in the final three laps. We had a better car than where we finished, probably a top-five contender. With that said, we still have some work to do in order to have a car capable of winning on Sunday." - Ryan Newman


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Daytona International Speedway

1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
14th 21st 18 19th

 

Ryan Newman's Strong Run Ends After Getting Collected in an Accident During the Final Stage of the Daytona 500

"What happened to us is simply the product of restrictor-plate racing. After dodging one wreck and man, was it close, we got caught up in the very next one shortly after the restart around lap 140. I saw the No. 95 car get together with another car in front of me and I had no where to go. My Caterpillar pit crew did a great job fixing the right-front before the five minute clock expired to get us back out on the track and running in the top 10. Unfortunately, we had a tire rub and had to pit. That took us out of contention. I want to thank RCR for giving me a strong car and ECR Engines for the horsepower. We earned some championship points after finishing in the top 10 in the second stage. Now it's off to Atlanta Motor Speedway and I feel confident I'll have another strong Chevy." - Ryan Newman


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Atlanta Motor Speedway

1500 Tara Pl, Hampton, GA

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
2nd 35th 15 20th

 

Late-Race Mechanical Issue Costs Ryan Newman a Top-Five Finish

"We just lost the charging system and therefore the battery went dead. It took us out of it. It was unfortunate. I'm just really proud of the guys on the Caterpillar Chevrolet. We had a car that was capable of winning here, especially seeing who won. We were there. We took ourselves out, but it was nice to be there." - Ryan Newman


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

7000 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
21st 17th 22 17th

 

Cutdown Tire Foils Ryan Newman's Top-10 Run at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

"We made some major improvements to the Caterpillar Chevrolet last night after running a simulation that showed a behavioral problem with a rear spring. As soon as the green flag dropped, we made up ground and just missed the top 10 at the conclusion of Stage 1 and from there on, we never raced outside the top 10 until our final pit stop. At that point it felt like something broke underneath the car, but we found out it was actually a tire that was slowly losing air throughout our run. We were fortunate that the caution came out, and we were able to pick up four spots in the end. Like last week, we had a fast car. We just need to stay focused and do everything we can to avoid issues." - Ryan Newman


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Phoenix International Raceway

7602 S Avondale Blvd, Avondale, AZ

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
22nd 1st 42 11th

 

Ryan Newman and the Grainger Team Break RCR's 112-Race Winless Streak With Gutsy Pit Strategy

"What a gutsy call by my crew chief Luke Lambert. I called for two tires and he called for none. I've won more races with no tires than I have with four. I'm just proud of these guys. We had a good car all day. We kept it out of trouble and collected in the end. I went into Turn 3 looking at my mirror. I knew Kyle Larson was down there, but it took my car forever to get going. I'm spent. I had the chills on lap 150. I'm done. This victory is just sweet for so many reasons. I've lost count of how many races it's been since the last time I've won-that's how long it's been. I've got to thank RCR and ECR, as well as our partners on the 31 including Grainger, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, and everyone else." - Ryan Newman


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Auto Club Speedway

9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
5th 15th 22 11th

 

Ryan Newman Rebounds After Rough Race Start at Auto Club Speedway to Finish 15th

"It was a tough and long day for us in the Caterpillar Chevrolet at Auto Club Speedway. Unfortunately, we began the race on a negative note with a hole in the front nose on the first lap that cost us our track position. Then we battled an extremely tight-handling car that put us a lap down. We finally raced back onto the lead lap with 19 to go. It certainly wasn't the finish we wanted, especially considering where we practiced and qualified this Chevrolet, but it was a decent recovery." - Ryan Newman


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Martinsville Speedway

340 Speedway Rd, Ridgeway, VA

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
11th 8th 29 11th

 

Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Chevrolet Team Score Eighth-Place Finish at Martinsville Speedway

"We never got the corner connected, entry, middle and exit all day long for our No. 31 Chevrolet. We just struggled a little bit. I'm surprised we finished as good as we did for how bad the car felt, but all in all, it was a good job for the guys. Matt Kenseth and I had a hell of a race for nothing, but that is sometimes what you've got to do. It was just fun racing at Martinsville Speedway all day long. A lot of single-file racing today. I think the other tire might have been better, but we will just keep digging." - Ryan Newman


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Texas Motor Speedway

3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth, TX

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
9th 26th 11 13th

 

Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Team Earn 26th-Place Finish at Texas Motor Speedway

"Today was just not our day. This new track surface was definitely a challenge and it seemed like we never really got our car to where we wanted it to be. Luke (Lambert, crew chief) and the guys did all they could to try and fix the balance of our No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, but it always seemed like we were just too tight. With the new configuration, Turns 3 and 4 were a struggle to get through without being super tight. I think we definitely learned something for when we come back here in the fall, but overall today was not the finish we wanted. We'll take the off weekend to reset and get ready for Bristol in two weeks." - Ryan Newman


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bristol Motor Speedway

151 Speedway Blvd, Bristol, TN

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
13th 14th 23 14th

 

Ryan Newman Battles Back From Speeding Penalty to Finish 14th in the No. 31 Grainger Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway

"The speeding penalty is on me. I pushed it to get all I could and unfortunately, it bit us and we went from sixth to 17th. We gambled on the final stop and took two left-side tires with 50 to go to restart sixth. It didn't work out as well as we had hoped. We had a top-10 Grainger Chevrolet and despite our race, I'm happy to see the speed and handling potential is there. We had no idea what to expect with the addition of VHT on the lower portion of the track and I think we fared well considering." - Ryan Newman

 


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Richmond International Raceway

600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
13th 7th 39 13th

 

Ryan Newman Contends for the Race Win in the Okuma Chevrolet at Richmond Intl. Raceway

"It was a good day for this No. 31 team. We got to lead laps and contend for the race win so that's all I can really ask for. I'm just proud of how we were able to improve on our Okuma Chevrolet all weekend long. Our car really raced well during the long green flag run and if the race would have stayed green for the final 50 laps, I think we would have had something for them." - Ryan Newman


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Talladega Superspeedway

3366 Speedway Blvd, Lincoln, AL

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
20th 25th 12 14th

 

Ryan Newman Makes Hard Contact With the Wall at Talladega Superspeedway Resulting in 25th-Place Finish for the Caterpillar Chevrolet Team

"We ran a smart race in our Caterpillar Chevrolet. We led some laps in the second stage and were doing what we needed to do to put ourselves in contention at the end. On the second-to-the-last restart, I felt like they were going to wreck so I dropped back and sure enough, they did. We were fortunate on that one. I honestly thought we were going to be OK at the end but with four laps to go, I got into the wall pretty hard. It's Talladega. We did the best we could and it's all about staying out of trouble and we unfortunately got in it." - Ryan Newman


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kansas Speedway

400 Speedway Blvd, Kansas City, KS

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
19th 40th 1 17th

 

Mid-Race Engine Failure Spoils Strong Run for Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS

"The bottom end of the motor just broke. We finally got the Caterpillar Chevrolet running well, not to where we needed to be, but better from how we started the race. We knocked a hole in the grill from a spring rubber or something. I watched what I hit, but I couldn’t tell what it was. Finally got enough tape on it so it would run warm and stick a little bit better and made a whole bunch of changes to the car, but just something in the motor broke, bottom end for sure, but I’m not really sure what happened first." - Ryan Newman


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Charlotte Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
15th 19th N/A 17th

 

Ryan Newman Cuts Down Right-Front Tire Costing Caterpillar/Grainger Team a Transfer Spot in Final Stage of the All-Star Race

"It was a mixed bag for us tonight in the Caterpillar/Grainger Chevrolet. In the first stage, I was making my way up through the field when I messed up a lap and it cost us a few spots. We needed to start making a move to the front in Stage 2 to help our chances of making it into the final stage 10-car shootout. We were once again moving up in Stage 3 and I thought we'd have a chance to make it in when we cut down a right-front tire with just a few laps to go. It ended our night. I hate it for this Caterpillar/Grainger Chevrolet team. I think we learned a few things tonight so I hope it will help us next week in the Coca-Cola 600." - Ryan Newman



Sunday, May 28, 2017

Charlotte Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
17th 9th 28 17th

 

Fuel Mileage Gamble Pays Off for Ryan Newman with Top-10 Finish

"First I want to congratulate Austin, Justin and the entire No. 3 team. It's great to see that car back in Victory Lane especially for Richard and what it means for the organization. We now have two of our three cars in the Playoffs. It's awesome. As for our race, our Grainger Chevrolet really struggled when we went back to green after the rain delay. The call to stay out and conserve really turned our day around and we'll take it." - Ryan Newman



Sunday, June 4, 2017

Dover International Speedway

1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
13th 4th 33 15th

 

Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Caterpillar Team Earn Hard-Fought Fourth-Place Finish at Dover

"I'm not really sure exactly what happened there off of Turn 2. I know the No. 13 (Ty Dillon) washed up, but I don't know if he kind of hit the fence and came back down into me or I ran into him. It was just so tight. I had another car on my quarter-panel, but either way it was a hard fought top-five for our Caterpillar Chevrolet. Thank all the fans for coming out today, a beautiful weekend and we will keep digging. That was the toughest top-five I've had in a long time, so we've got some work to do." - Ryan Newman



Sunday, June 11, 2017

Pocono Raceway

1234 Long Pond Rd, Long Pond, PA

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
10th 14th 23 16th

Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Team Toughen It Out For a 14th-Place Finish at Pocono Raceway

"We had a top-10 Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Chevrolet for the entire weekend. Our lap averages showed that. Unfortunately we had overheating issues with trash and then we sustained an exhaust leak that made my driver's seat extremely hot during the race. It's a shame. It's like we never had the chance to show our muscle. We were just tending to issues that kept creeping up, instead of focusing on getting our car better to contend with the front-runners. I'm thankful for the folks from Kalahari for their support this weekend." - Ryan Newman



Sunday, June 18, 2017

Michigan International Speedway

12626 US-12, Brooklyn, MI 

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
19th 15th 22 17th

Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Team Record Top-15 Finish at Michigan International Speedway

"This team has a lot of fight in them. Regardless of what's thrown at us, we don't give up and I wasn't going to give up on my team, either. Our VELVEETA Shell and Cheese Chevy raced in the top 20 for most of the day and we did everything we could to find more speed in our car. Our balance wasn't all that bad, but we lacked some stability and we battled that all weekend. Our pit crew stepped up today and gained some spots for me on pit road and I appreciate them for that. We've got some work to do that's for sure, but I'm relieved we gained a few positions in the end to come out with a top-15 finish." - Ryan Newman



Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sonoma Raceway

29355 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA 

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
20th 15th 23 15th

Ryan Newman and the Chevrolet Accessories Team Gamble On a 50-Lap Green-Flag Run Before Finishing 15th at Sonoma Raceway

"It was good to see us run up in the top 10 and earn valuable stage points today in our Chevrolet Accessories car. We started off really loose in Turn 10 and lost some ground but once we had a chance to fine-tune it, we were pretty decent. We thought there might be a chance to gain spots at the end by just staying out because we were good on fuel, but it didn't work out in our favor. With about 20 to go, our tires were pretty much cooked so we just stayed the course and hoped for the best. I had a lot of fun road course racing. I just wish we could have had a better finish. This 31 team did a good job for me and I appreciate Chevrolet coming along for the ride." - Ryan Newman



Saturday, July 1, 2017

Daytona International Speedway

1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
22nd 5th 32 15th

Ryan Newman's Conservative Run Pays Off With Top-Five Finish at Daytona

"I don't want to say we got lucky, but we got lucky. We did not dominate tonight by any means. We rode around in the back for most of the race and it payed off for everybody but Austin. It was a little bit of luck. I think some guys were driving over their heads tonight and that is what causes accidents. We didn't have a single accident in practice so I guess it was a little bit of the emotion that got in everyone's way for the race there. For us, we had to play it smart. It was calculated and it was good enough for a top-five tonight." - Ryan Newman



Saturday, July 8, 2017

Kentucky Speedway

4760 Sparta Pike, Sparta, KY

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
29th 22nd 15 17th

Ryan Newman Drives No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet to 22nd-place Finish at Kentucky Speedway

"We struggled on Friday in practice and had to change a motor, forcing us to start from the back tonight. But, we battled back pretty quickly and got the car handling fairly well toward the end of the first stage. Luke Lambert got me the track position I needed with a good pit strategy, but unfortunately our No. 31 Caterpillar Chevy struggled to keep up. At the end during the long green-flag stretch I didn't have the best handling car, but we'll use these notes for the next intermediate track race." - Ryan Newman



Sunday, July 16, 2017

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

1122 NH-106, Loudon, NH

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
24th 27th 14 16th

 

A Series of Unfortunate Events Lead to 27th-Place Finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

"One of the positives from today is seeing the cars we raced around finish in the top 10. It reflects the speed we had in our Grainger Chevrolet. We struggled pretty much all weekend and the set up Luke and the engineering team came up with for today proved beneficial. At the end of the long runs, we were one of the fastest cars on the track. It was nice to earn stage points. It's too bad our pit strategy didn't pan out and contact with another car caused us to spin. Fortunately, we didn't hit anything. We needed a caution at the end to get us back into contention but the race stayed green. Today's finish was by no means a reflection of the quality of car we actually had." - Ryan Newman



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
8th 3rd 34 15th

 

Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Team Outlast Two Overtime Restarts to Finish Third at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

"During the last couple of restarts there was a lot of adrenaline going through the gearbox, I guess. Just guys running over each other. We were close, even though we didn't have the best race car. We had a good long run car, but we were horrible on restarts and that is what we needed at the end. The overtimes were crazy. It's just the opposite of what you expect sometimes when you see a bunch of green-flag runs when we get the caution flags, they just breed more caution flags. Guys are a little out of control, but good run for the VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Chevrolet. I'm proud of the guys on the No. 31 team. We've made some big improvements. We've got some more work to do, but we're making gains." - Ryan Newman



Sunday, July 30, 2017

Pocono Raceway

1234 Long Pond Rd, Long Pond, PA

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
20th 14th 29 15th

 

Ryan Newman Collects Stage Points on Way to 14-Place Finish at Pocono Raceway

"Our Caterpillar Chevrolet was loose in Turn 1 and tight in Turn 3 for most of the race. We had some pit strategy scenarios and we chose to go for the stage points in Stage 2 which was good for our team. But I found with our overall handling, our speed was in line with the six to seven cars in front of us and when you are all running equal, it's tough to pass. We definitely have improved our race package from when we raced here in the spring. I'm happy to see our team starting to make the turn for a change to have a strong run during the Playoffs." - Ryan Newman



Sunday, August 6, 2017

Watkins Glen International

2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
23rd 25th 12 16th

 

Ryan Newman and Caterpillar Racing Team Gamble on Fuel Resulting in 25th-Place Finish at Watkins Glen International

"Overall, we had a pretty solid handling Caterpillar Chevrolet. We just lacked track position and it kept us from making a serious run to the front. With that said, we adapted our strategy and Luke said we were a lap to the good on fuel. Saving here is pretty hard to do but we felt confident we were going to make it. I ran out with three laps to go. We're scratching our heads right now trying to figure out where we came up short. The guys were going back to the garage to measure everything. It's really unfortunate. I can't really say we were good or bad today. Things didn't go our way." - Ryan Newman



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Michigan International Speedway

12626 US-12, Brooklyn, MI

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
25th 4th 33 15th

 

Strong Restart and Pit Strategy Lead to Fourth-Place Finish for Ryan Newman and No. 31 VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Chevy

"We definitely didn't have the best race car at the beginning of the race and had to work on it during our pit stops through Stage 1 and 2. Luke (Lambert, crew chief) put together a really great strategy by staying out late and hoping for a caution during the final stage. We got a little lucky, had a heck of a pit stop and a strong restart. Sometimes that's how these races unfold. We're super happy with a top-five finish but we feel that we've got some work to do to make our race cars faster. The good news is we have a few more races before the playoffs begin to get it right." - Ryan Newman



Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bristol Motor Speedway

151 Speedway Blvd, Bristol, TN 

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
       


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Darlington Raceway

1301 Harry Byrd Hwy, Darlington, SC

Race Results
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Richmond International Raceway

600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA

Race Results
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Chase for the Championship


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Chicagoland Speedway

500 Speedway Blvd, Joliet, IL

Race Results
Start Finish Points Points Position
       


Sunday, September 24, 2017

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

1122 NH-106, Loudon, NH

Race Results
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dover International Speedway

1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE

Race Results
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Charlotte Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC

Race Results
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Talladega Superspeedway

3366 Speedway Blvd, Lincoln, AL

Race Results
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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Kansas Speedway

400 Speedway Blvd, Kansas City, KS

Race Results
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Martinsville Speedway

340 Speedway Rd, Ridgeway, VA

Race Results
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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Texas Motor Speedway

3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth, TX

Race Results
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Phoenix International Raceway

7602 S Avondale Blvd, Avondale, AZ

Race Results
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Homestead-Miami Speedway

1 Speedway Blvd, Homestead, FL

Race Results
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