Ryan Newman searching for his first win of the year at Daytona
Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 car for Stewart-Haas Racing, is gearing up for Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Newman finished 14th at the Quaker State 400 last weekend and is currently 18th in the Sprint Cup Standings. He has six top-10 finishes this season and will be searching for his first win of 2013 at Daytona.
Oral-B, which is sponsoring this post, and Newman are teaming up with Hope For The Warriors this weekend at the Coke Zero 400 as part of Oral-B’s Built in the USA campaign. Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit organization that assists post-9/11 veterans and helps them integrate into the civilian workforce. Newman will participate in the Hope For The Warriors partnership celebration at the Oral-B Built in the USA Stage prior to Saturday’s race. Oral-B, which manufactures more than a million toothbrushes a day at its plant in Iowa, is a proud employer of US Veterans.
Newman would love to grab his first win of the season on Independence Day weekend. He finished 5th at the Daytona 500 back in February and won it in 2008, so he has had success at the track throughout his career. Newman is searching for his first Coke Zero 400 checkered flag.
Who else do we expect to contend for the top spot on Saturday night?
Tony Stewart is a heavy favorite in the race, having won the Coke Zero 400 last year and four times since 2005. Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson, who won the Dayton 500 in February and has three No. 1 finishes this season, should also be in contention. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is 6th in the Sprint Cup standings despite not having won a race this year, should have a good shot to win his first given the success he has had at Daytona over the years.
In addition to appearing at Daytona for Independence Day weekend, Oral-B will also be at Atlanta for Labor Day weekend and Phoenix for Veterans Day weekend, so look out for more posts from us ahead of each of those races.
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