Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ryan Newman: 'We've made a really good living on being ourselves'

   Ryan Newman loves the fact as he enters the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup on an even playing field with every other remaining Chase driver even though he has no wins this season and some of his competitors have four or five.

   But if it were up to him, he wouldn't have it that way.

   On Wednesday, Newman said drivers who have already won races should be able to transfer bonus points for those wins into the next round.

   "I don't think it's fair for them for a guy like me who hasn't won a race this year to come in and be equal to them in the next three-race bracket," he said.

   When a reporter pointed out to Newman that other sports' playoff series follow a similar scenario, Newman said, "We're not other sports. We can't lose that fact. We're still not other sports. This isn't stick-and-ball. It's nothing to do with anything like that.

   "I struggle to compare ourselves to other sports. We've made a really good living on being ourselves and we can't lose that fact."


  1. If only Brian France could understand that. Or anything, for that matter.

  2. That there remains a Chase format instead of front-loading point bonuses for winning the race and most laps led shows the sport isn't being itself.