Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ryan Newman Gets Season-Best Fourth Place Finish at Martinsville

Ryan Newman got his best finish of the season Monday when he came home fourth in the Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville.  The good finish could have been even better, however, had it not been for a late caution flag.

Newman was following leader Jeff Gordon, in sight of the white flag, when a caution came out and changed the outcome of the race.  Newman probably could not have caught Gordon but would almost certainly have ended the race second.

When the race restarted, Denny Hamlin came up through the field on fresher tires and pushed Newman out of the way.  Matt Kennseth pushed Gordon aside and opened the door for Hamlin to grab the victory.

Newman moved up four spots in the NASCAR standings to 22nd.  The Sprint Cup drivers will take the coming weekend off for the Easter break and return on April 10 at Phoenix.

Ryan Newman gets fourth place finish at Martinsville as Denny Hamlin grabs the win


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