Driver Ryan Newman discusses uncertainty of sponsorship future

Jul 28, 2013; Speedway, IN, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman does an interview after winning the Samuel Deeds 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Despite his win at the Brickyard 400 the other week, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman still lacks a sponsor for the 2014 racing season. It has already been announced that his current sponsor, Stewart-Haas Racing, will be dropping him at the end of 2013.

Newman spoke about the situation on Friday, saying his victory at the Brickyard 400 doesn’t guarantee a sponsor will pick him up:

I am in a situation where the phone has not rung off the hook with sponsors, or car owners, or manufacturers or any of that. I didn’t expect it to and I think some people kind of expect it to (after the win). I am working on what I need to work on I feel to be in a good, competitive position next year.


The win helps, but it’s not a light switch. It doesn’t turn everything on bright. It helps and gives you a vision, but there is more to it than that. The $20 million sponsor just doesn’t jump right after you. I wish it did, but it doesn’t. (USA Today Sports)

Perhaps he can switch the color of his car to green to try to earn some of that sweet sweet Shrek money.

[Source: USA Today Sports]

Topics: Ryan Newman

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