Originally created 09/23/04

NASCAR newsmaker Ryan Newman



Ryan Newman appeared to be headed to a top-five finish last week when his engine blew.

Question: Does your strategy change for Dover?

Newman: We're just going to go there with the same plan we had at Loudon (N.H.) and that's to win the race, lead the most laps and get the most bonus points possible.

MBNA AMERICA 400

(RACE NO. 28 OF 36)

WHERE: Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.

WHEN: 1 p.m. Sunday

TRACK DIMENSIONS: One-mile oval with 24-degree banking in the corners

BROADCAST: Television - TNT at 12:30 p.m.; Radio - Motor Racing Network at 12:30 p.m.

TRACK RECORDS: Race - 132.719 mph by Mark Martin on Sept. 21, 1997

LAST YEAR'S WINNER: Ryan Newman

Date Race Winner/Track

FEB. 15Daytona 500 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

FEB. 22Subway 400 Matt Kenseth

MARCH 7UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 Matt Kenseth

MARCH 14Golden Corral 500 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

MARCH 21Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 Jimmie Johnson

MARCH 28Food City 500Kurt Busch

APRIL 4Samsung/RadioShack 500 Elliot Sadler

APRIL 18Advance Auto Parts 500 Rusty Wallace

APRIL 25Aaron's 499Jeff Gordon

MAY 2Auto Club 500Jeff Gordon

MAY 15Chevrolet American Revolution 400 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

MAY 22NASCAR Nextel All-Star ChallengeMatt Kenseth

MAY 30Coca-Cola 600Jimmie Johnson

JUNE 6MBNA America 400Mark Martin

JUNE 13Pocono 500Jimmie Johnson

JUNE 20DHL 400Ryan Newman

JUNE 27Dodge/Save Mart 350Jeff Gordon

JULY 3Pepsi 400Jeff Gordon

JULY 11Tropicana 400Tony Stewart

DATE RACE WINNER/TRACK

JULY 25Siemens 300 Kurt Busch

AUG. 1Pennsylvania 500Jimmie Johnson

AUG. 8Brickyard 400Jeff Gordon

AUG. 15Sirius at the GlenTony Stewart

AUG. 22GFS Marketplace 400Greg Biffle

AUG. 28Sharpie 500Dale Earnhardt Jr.

SEPT. 5Pop Secret 500Elliott Sadler

SEPT. 11Chevy Rock 'N' Roll 400Jeremy Mayfield

SEPT. 19Sylvania 300Kurt Busch

SEPT. 26MBNA America 400Dover, Del. (TNT)

OCT. 3EASports 500Talladega, Ala. (NBC)

OCT. 10Banquet 400Kansas City, Kan. (NBC)

OCT. 16UAW-GM Quality 500Concord, N.C. (NBC)

OCT. 24Subway 500Martinsville, Va. (NBC)

OCT. 31Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 Atlanta (NBC)

NOV. 7Checker Auto Parts 500Phoenix (NBC)

NOV. 14Mountain Dew Southern 500 Darlington, S.C. (NBC)

NOV. 21Ford 400Homestead, Fla. (NBC)