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Does this guy have any friends?

ESPN's Ed Hinton on NASCAR NOW called Ryan Newman the most inconsiderate driver in NASCAR.

I think by now we have all figured that out, Mr. Newman will not win a popularity contest among his fellow drivers.

Ryan Newman is a hard racer, no crime in that, he doesn't give anybody an inch but expects a mile from others.

He reminds me of the weight lifting bully, you know the ones, don't you, that guy with the steroid looking body who thinks he can intimidate everybody.

He got into Logano's face last year, the poor kid looked scared to death by the chest heaving Mr. Newman, Joey was a teenager for Gods sake, A KID.

Love to see Ryan Newman get into it with Mr. Edwards, I bet he be singing a different tune.

He also got into it with Juan Pablo Montoya, Mr. Newman allegedly punched Juan Pablo during a meeting with NASCAR, according to reports Ryan got fined 50,000 dollars.

Because  Ryan Newman was the only one fined for that incident I assumed he punched Juan Pablo without provocation. Just guessing.

Ryan Newman's latest incident has spilled over to his crew who made it very clear they wanted to kick Kurt's ass for a incident on pit row, and to add insult to injury Kurt apparently bumped Newman's car after the race.

I have to agree that was wrong, but lets not forget about Mr. Newman's recent history of "EMOTIONAL INBALANCE" here is a quote from Mr. Newman on the incident with Kurt.

"it's easy to say that Kurt blew a fuse again. I'm not sure why he did it and tried to run over our guys and NASCAR officials. And nobody is. I think the chemical imbalance chemical imbalance speaks for itself. Kurt drilled me in pit lane and said that he was taking his helmet off, and he didn't see where he was going. I'm pretty sure there were 42 other guys that are taking their helmets off and doing whatever for the last 10 years, and that's the first time that's happened to me.......Circumstances I think are that he lied and was so frustrated that he doesn't know how to deal with his anger."

Oh well, can we say the pot calling the kettle black, chemical imbalance indeed Mr. Newman along with some heavy dose of  full of oneself.

If there is anything positive we can say about Newman is that in this SANITIZED NASCAR ENVIRONMENT he is one of the few DRIVERS that keeps us entertained.

Just saying.

As always this is just a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank God for that.

Enough said.

NOTE: let me make something clear, I don't know Mr. Newman personally, I would bet anything he is a great family guy and a good person , but I'm NOT talking about his personal life, I'm talking about his racing life,you know, after he puts on his helmet.

May 15, 2012  09:26 PM ET

This may be why Newman is "Free to explore options with other teams for 2013"...could be a lack of sponsorship especially since the military sponsorship gets iffy every once in awhile.

May 15, 2012  09:32 PM ET

Good car for Juan...lol

May 15, 2012  09:35 PM ET

Actually two good cars may be open in 2003...#22 and 39...

May 16, 2012  11:06 AM ET

YOU are an idiot.

May 16, 2012  11:08 AM ET

"Just saying.

As always this is just a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank God for that.

Enough said."


OMG...can someone else post their opinion....I'm curious.

May 16, 2012  03:20 PM ET

I don't get where you are coming up with Ryan being the Bad Guy in the Kurt Busch incident.

They did not touch on the race track. Kurt spun in front of Ryan, and then Ryan got hit from behind an spun. No harm no foul between either driver there.

Then on pit road Kurt speeds through Ryan's pit box to the point that the vulnerable crew standing out in the open had to jump out of his way. That's where the gasman got fired up and had some words with Busch crew.

Then after the race Kurt Busch slammed into the back of Ryan's car on pit road. Look at the footage the back end of Ryan's car is completely damaged, not in the way that would have resulted in the bump on the inside wall.

Ryan climbs out of his car and has words with Kurt through the window net. Then walks away.

Ryan's crew charges Busch climbing out of his car and then the scuffle ensues.

NASCAR fines and puts probation on Busch, Tony Gibson (#39 crew chief), and Andrew Rueger (#39 gasman). No where is Ryan fine, put on probation, or have any other sanctions placed on him. So again how is he the Bad Guy?

May 16, 2012  03:24 PM ET

Ryan has had dustups with Joey Lagano, who seems to think guys should get out of his way because hes "Sliced (Moldy) Bread", and Montoya. Montoya started out as hard racing between two hard headed drivers, and escalated from there. Yes the alleged punch if there was one, especially unprovoked, was Ryan's fault and he was disciplined over that.

May 16, 2012  03:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

"Just saying.As always this is just a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank God for that.Enough said."OMG...can someone else post their opinion....I'm curious.

Sweets find something else to do ....like maybe a job...lol

May 16, 2012  03:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I don't get where you are coming up with Ryan being the Bad Guy in the Kurt Busch incident.They did not touch on the race track. Kurt spun in front of Ryan, and then Ryan got hit from behind an spun. No harm no foul between either driver there. Then on pit road Kurt speeds through Ryan's pit box to the point that the vulnerable crew standing out in the open had to jump out of his way. That's where the gasman got fired up and had some words with Busch crew.Then after the race Kurt Busch slammed into the back of Ryan's car on pit road. Look at the footage the back end of Ryan's car is completely damaged, not in the way that would have resulted in the bump on the inside wall.Ryan climbs out of his car and has words with Kurt through the window net. Then walks away.Ryan's crew charges Busch climbing out of his car and then the scuffle ensues.NASCAR fines and puts probation on Busch, Tony Gibson (#39 crew chief), and Andrew Rueger (#39 gasman). No where is Ryan fine, put on probation, or have any other sanctions placed on him. So again how is he the Bad Guy?

From what I understand Newman is not a popular driver with the guys...again an expert ad long time NASCSAR writer Ed Hinton said he was ythe most inconsiderete drtiver in nascar..I'm sure he knows more than me by a mile or two....do you agree with that ?

Is this a true statement:

"Ryan Newman is a hard racer, no crime in that, he doesn't give anybody an inch but expects a mile from others."

And thde quote that I listed on the article...does that sound like a guy who is taking the high road or a jurk..

My dear friend I'll be honest with you the guy is a jurk, verry good driver , a top 10 driver but still a jurk...lol...lol
He is not a good guy as you put it...lol

May 16, 2012  03:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

From what I understand Newman is not a popular driver with the guys...again an expert ad long time NASCSAR writer Ed Hinton said he was ythe most inconsiderete drtiver in nascar..I'm sure he knows more than me by a mile or two....do you agree with that ?Is this a true statement:"Ryan Newman is a hard racer, no crime in that, he doesn't give anybody an inch but expects a mile from others."And thde quote that I listed on the article...does that sound like a guy who is taking the high road or a jurk..My dear friend I'll be honest with you the guy is a jurk, verry good driver , a top 10 driver but still a jurk...lol...lolHe is not a good guy as you put it...lol

SORRY IN A HURRY: From what I understand Newman is not a popular driver with the guys...again an expert and long time NASCAR writer Ed Hinton said he was the most inconsiderete driver in nascar..I'm sure he knows more than me by a mile or two....do you agree with that ?

Is this a true statement:

"Ryan Newman is a hard racer, no crime in that, he doesn't give anybody an inch but expects a mile from others."

And thde quote that I listed on the article...does that sound like a guy who is taking the high road or a jurk..

My dear friend I'll be honest with you the guy is a jurk, very good driver , a top 10 driver but still a jurk...lol...lol
He is not a good guy as you put it...lol

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May 17, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

SORRY IN A HURRY: From what I understand Newman is not a popular driver with the guys...again an expert and long time NASCAR writer Ed Hinton said he was the most inconsiderete driver in nascar..I'm sure he knows more than me by a mile or two....do you agree with that ?

I will concede to this: I do not know Ryan Newman personally, so all I have to go by it what I see on TV coverage. He might be a guy who off camera kicks babies and pushes old ladies down stairs, but to sit there and say what happened Saturday night is another example of Newman being a bully is inconsistent with the rest of your arguments.

Yes he has had run ins with other drivers, and might have thrown a punch at Montoya, remember no one (Newman, Montoya, NASCAR) has confirmed what happened in the NASCAR hauler, and the incident with Lagano might have been more of a rattling of the kid's chain especially if it was the first time ANYONE confronted him like that. I will admit I don't quite recall the incident myself, but I know there was no physical contact between the two.

To me two drivers having words post-race, even if they are yelling at one another, doesn't constitute "bullying". Every driver has done it, and quite a few devolved into more that just a war of words, especially in the 80's and earlier. But typically those drivers move on and the matter is settled. They might not like one another but the matter is still settled. I blame the media for hyping these incidents up and trying to make them bigger than they really are.

May 17, 2012  12:49 PM ET
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Sweets find something else to do ....like maybe a job...lol

I have a job you loser...my hobby is to EFF with you on a regular basis. Seems to be going quite well.

May 17, 2012  12:50 PM ET
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she has one, maybe you need one !It`s a shame that you have drove her nuts with your Manning, and Tebow crap, but still think she is jacked up and wrong!You should strive to be as cool as Sweets, and hope to have a job half as good as hers.

LOL!! Thanks my love!! ;)

May 17, 2012  08:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I will concede to this: I do not know Ryan Newman personally, so all I have to go by it what I see on TV coverage. He might be a guy who off camera kicks babies and pushes old ladies down stairs, but to sit there and say what happened Saturday night is another example of Newman being a bully is inconsistent with the rest of your arguments. Yes he has had run ins with other drivers, and might have thrown a punch at Montoya, remember no one (Newman, Montoya, NASCAR) has confirmed what happened in the NASCAR hauler, and the incident with Lagano might have been more of a rattling of the kid's chain especially if it was the first time ANYONE confronted him like that. I will admit I don't quite recall the incident myself, but I know there was no physical contact between the two.To me two drivers having words post-race, even if they are yelling at one another, doesn't constitute "bullying". Every driver has done it, and quite a few devolved into more that just a war of words, especially in the 80's and earlier. But typically those drivers move on and the matter is settled. They might not like one another but the matter is still settled. I blame the media for hyping these incidents up and trying to make them bigger than they really are.

First let me apologize for the comments from folks that apparently have nothing to do but harass me..oh well...As far not knowing Newman, true, we both don't know him personally. I would bet anything he is a great family guy and a good person , but I'm not talking about his personal life I'm talking about his racing life,you know, after he puts on his helmet.
And I'll agree the main media does hype things up, I feel they are lynching Kurt Busch ,,just my opinion...lol

May 18, 2012  08:11 AM ET
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And I'll agree the main media does hype things up, I feel they are lynching Kurt Busch ,,just my opinion...lol

Well Kurt is known to lash out at the media and other drivers from time to time, and I think most of his problems are of his own making.

He and Jimmy Spencer have a history of confrontation, culminating in Spencer punching Kurt on at least one occasion, on live TV no less. I am sure you can find video of it up on the internet.

Also you can't forget the multiple run ins Kurt has had with the media, mostly the pit reporters. His angry cursing at Dr. Jerry Punch, a real medical doctor and well respected reporter, was just the most recent and well publicized incident, but you can search the internet and see that his issues with yelling and cursing at the media is a habitual issue. It mostly doesn't make it on air, but he needs to realize these men and women are just doing their jobs and while he might be upset because of a bad finish that is no excuse to curse out someone doing their job.

May 18, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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Well Kurt is known to lash out at the media and other drivers from time to time, and I think most of his problems are of his own making.He and Jimmy Spencer have a history of confrontation, culminating in Spencer punching Kurt on at least one occasion, on live TV no less. I am sure you can find video of it up on the internet.Also you can't forget the multiple run ins Kurt has had with the media, mostly the pit reporters. His angry cursing at Dr. Jerry Punch, a real medical doctor and well respected reporter, was just the most recent and well publicized incident, but you can search the internet and see that his issues with yelling and cursing at the media is a habitual issue. It mostly doesn't make it on air, but he needs to realize these men and women are just doing their jobs and while he might be upset because of a bad finish that is no excuse to curse out someone doing their job.

No argument there...I wonder is is pay back from the media ...just saying...

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July 3, 2012  01:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Well Kurt is known to lash out at the media and other drivers from time to time, and I think most of his problems are of his own making.He and Jimmy Spencer have a history of confrontation, culminating in Spencer punching Kurt on at least one occasion, on live TV no less. I am sure you can find video of it up on the internet.Also you can't forget the multiple run ins Kurt has had with the media, mostly the pit reporters. His angry cursing at Dr. Jerry Punch, a real medical doctor and well respected reporter, was just the most recent and well publicized incident, but you can search the internet and see that his issues with yelling and cursing at the media is a habitual issue. It mostly doesn't make it on air, but he needs to realize these men and women are just doing their jobs and while he might be upset because of a bad finish that is no excuse to curse out someone doing their job.

Thought I send you a note ..........I Newman an inconsiderate driver or just a bully
......lol...I assume you seen the race last weekend....

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