Newman the underdog: Nothing to lose, as team B31ieves (VIDEO)


Say whatever you want about Ryan Newman and Richard Childress Racing having a shot at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The team is relishing the underdog role.

In this great video RCR produced, out Wednesday, it plays off the fact the odds are stacked against them, few are giving them a realistic shot, and that they didn’t expect to be here.

Think of Newman and the 31 team like an 11 seed in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament – things which are usually loved by the fans – but seemingly scorned by some NASCAR fans.

Newman’s crew chief Luke Lambert has said to take things one step at a time, as Newman seeks to deliver Childress his first Cup title in 20 years.