There will be major playoff implications for Ryan Newman in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Newman sits on the outside-looking-in in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings and will need a strong performance to put himself in the playoff picture.

NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava went one-on-one with the Roush Fenway Racing driver and asked about the importance of the race.

Watch the interview in the video above.

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