Ryan Newman's concerns about the next season have faded thanks to a new sponsorship deal with Quicken Loans. The company will sponsor 18 of his races in 2013 and will also continue to support Tony Stewart. Since Ryan Newman is losing the deal with the U.S. Army at the end of this season, Stewart-Haas Racing is thrilled about the news.
Quicken Loans and Stewart-Haas Racing
The U.S. Army's decision to leave NASCAR at the end of the 2012 season left Ryan Newman without a sponsorship. Although the driver signed a contract extension with Stewart-Haas Racing in Sept., the announcement that Quicken Loans would support him for 18 races was made on Oct. 2. The rest of the Sprint Cup season could be split among multiple sponsors for Newman, and the team has not provided more details.
Quicken Loans has promised to continue its support of Tony Stewart in 2013, but he is still searching for a full-time sponsor after losing Office Depot. Stewart has been rumored to be negotiating a deal with Bass Pro Shops for next season. Bass Pro Shops has a limited sponsorship with Stewart this year and also supports Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. If the partnership is announced, this will leave Stewart-Haas Racing without any concerns for next season as the team prepares to have three cars in the 2013 Sprint Cup Series.
Ryan Newman did not make the Chase this year, but Tony Stewart is currently in fifth place in the Sprint Cup standings. Stewart expressed his disappointment about Quicken Loans missing its chance of being in the Chase in 2012 by stating, "I wish we could've gotten them into the Chase[.]" The company may get this opportunity next year.
Quicken Loans Skip-a-Year Sweepstakes
Stewart-Haas Racing's sponsorship announcement includes the Quicken Loans Skip-a-Year Sweepstakes that the team is now promoting. The company plans to pay the mortgages for five winners for one year and is encouraging NASCAR fans to enter. The prize package also includes offers from Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart with autographed items and a special VIP race experience. Fans can enter the contest through Nov. 18 on a daily basis.
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Growing up in Indiana, Lana developed a love for motorsports at an early age. She follows NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One. Follow @Lana_Bandoim on Twitter.
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