Newman waiting for team, sponsors to call after breakthrough win at the Brickyard

Ryan Newman received about 350 congratulatory text messages after winning at the Brickyard.

But none of those calls was from a team offering him a ride for 2014. He's also still on the hunt for major sponsorship.

For now, Newman is out of work following this season. Stewart-Haas Racing signed Kevin Harvick to join the team next season, and team co-owner Tony Stewart informed Newman two weeks ago he won't be brought back in 2014.

He's now in contention for a Chase for the Sprint Cup championship spot. He's 16th in the standings but the victory put him in position to earn one of the two wild-card spots that go to drivers in the 11th to 20th spots.