An eliminated Cup driver got good news for next year, at least

Ryan Newman just made the cut in this season's NASCAR playoffs thanks to a win in Phoenix. He was then eliminated in the first round. That doesn't mean he can't still get good news, though.

Richard Childress Racing announced that Liberty National will be Newman's primary sponsor for select races and an associate sponsor for the entire season.

"Liberty National Racing  is excited to continue in NASCAR in 2018 with Richard Childress Racing, Ryan Newman, and the No. 31 crew," said Steve DiChiaro, president of Liberty National's Agency Division via

With well known drivers struggling to find sponsorships and rides for next year, any time a team secures a sponsor is great news.

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