Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Newman To Race A Truck For Nemechek In Kansas

Ryan Newman will compete for SWM-NEMCO Motorsports in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway, driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado with sponsorship from Newman’s Rescue Ranch.

Newman will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the first time in almost two years in the Kansas Speedway 250.

“As part of the Chevrolet family, we welcome Ryan Newman into SWM-NEMCO Motorsports to drive our No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado,” said team co-owner Joe Nemechek. “Ryan has won in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series before, and will be able to provide valuable feedback for our team.”

Newman has five previous starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, with a victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2008, a pole at Bristol Motor Speedway and five Top-5 finishes. His most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start came in the Mud Summer Classic at the Eldora Speedway in 2013, where he started 10th and finished third, competing for Steve Turner.

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports crew chief Gere Kennon will be atop the pit box for Newman at Kansas Speedway.

“I look forward to returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” Newman said. “I saw this as an opportunity to help a fellow Chevrolet team and John Hunter Nemechek, a driver that I believe has a future in NASCAR.”

Rescue Ranch will be featured on the SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet. Founded in 2012 by Newman and his wife Krissie, the 501c3 charity is located on 87 acres in Statesville, N.C. Rescue Ranch promotes through its education program a respect for all animals, as well as agricultural, environmental, and wildlife conservation education. Rescue Ranch also facilitates rehabilitation, rescue, and responsible pet ownership in order to enhance the human-animal bond.

Currently, Rescue Ranch offers Humane Education programming to children from one to 16 years of age, giving them an opportunity to learn while interacting with animals and the surrounding environment.  

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