Ryan Newman finished the 2016 NASCAR Premier Series season 18th in points, with two top-five and 10 top-10 finishes while driving the No. 31 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing.
Here are five defining moments to his season:
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Wrecked out at Phoenix
After wrecking out at Phoenix in the fourth race of the season, Newman dropped to 25th in the points. It was a hole he never quite could dig completely out of the rest of the season -- which concluded with him crashing in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Third at Kentucky
Newman's best finish came at Kentucky Speedway at the exact mid-point of the season in July, when he placed third.
No luck at Indy
Newman's last win came at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2013, when he was in his final season driving for Stewart-Haas Racing. He started sixth this season, but finished 31st after getting involved in an incident with the No. 19 of Carl Edwards.
Newman's only other top-five finish of the year came in the Bank of America 500 fall race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, when he came home in fourth.
Despite having yet to win a race since joining RCR in 2014, Newman, 38, was signed to a multi-year contract extension in October. He finished the season on a 124-race winless streak.