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Published on August 15th, 2008 | by Michael J Smith

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It's Official: Newman To Drive SHR's No. 4

It’s finally official, Ryan Newman, one of this season’s most sought-after free agents was announced as Tony Stewart’s teammate at Stewart Haas Racing in the no. 4 car next season.

SHR had hoped to announce multiple sponsors for the No. 4 car Friday, but the deals were not completed. The team hopes to nail down sponsorship over the next few weeks.

Burger King, UPS, and Jack Daniels have all been rumored to be potential sponsors.

Stewart said:

The thing that impressed me the most about Ryan was that he asked all the right questions. We’ve still never spoke about a dollar in the contract. The questions he asked me about were how are we going to win races, how are we going to win championships, how are we going to get the right people in place to do the right jobs. … It was first and foremost about how he was going to run and how we were going to ensure that we were going to get him quality cars, equipment, people to surround him to give him that opportunity.

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Michael J. Smith is a NASCAR enthusiast and blogger. In addition to founding this website, Michael is a journalist with over a decade of experience writing for prestigious media organizations.



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