News came out today that high profile driver,and former Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman, has been informed that unless sponsor is found for his #39 Chevy his tour with Stewart-Haas Racing may conclude at the end of this season.
“We’re still trying to get sponsorship. We’ve never had a year where we had all Ryan’s races sold yet”, Tony Stewart explained to media when asked of the Newman situation.
Stewart, who is co-owner of SHR, also went on to say that they were still working on getting Ryan Newman sponsorship and that Tony would love to have Ryan back next year….sponsorship pending.
May, which is typically known to race fans as the beginning of “Silly Season“, is always the time of year where rumors of the next big profile move is leaked to the media and race fanatics work feverishly to guess where their driver may soon land for next seasons ride. This one seems to come at a surprise considering the amount of sucsess both drivers have achieved since the remodeling of the organization formally known as Haas CNC RACING, winning 16 races and last years Sprint Cup Championship, with Stewart and Newman behind the wheel of the Hendrick horsepowered Chevy’s.
With this news, “Silly Season” seems to be in full bloom. “Silly Season” is NASCAR‘s version of free agency. Most of the time in NASCAR, “Silly Season” comes down to a complicated game of musical chairs. The driver that’s last to find a chair, usually is the driver without a seat for the seasons beginning race, The Daytona 500.
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