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Newman Wins Daytona 500

Daytona, FL - Ryan Newman snapped an 81-race
winless streak to win the Daytona 500. But the victory ended an
even longer drought for car owner Roger Penske, who earned his
first Daytona 500 victory in 23 years as an owner.
Penske is the most successful owner in open-wheel history with
14 wins in the prestigious Indianapolis 500. Now he has a victory
in NASCAR's showcase event.
The Penske cars were quiet for 199 of the 200 laps, letting Joe
Gibbs Racing stars Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch race each other in a
battle of Toyotas. With one lap to go, it appeared Stewart finally
would get a Daytona 500 win in his 10th try.
But the two Penske cars driven by Newman and Kurt Busch flew
past him on the top, and Newman pulled away for his first win since
New Hampshire in September 2005.
Stewart settled for third.

1. (7) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 200 laps, 110.6.
2. (43) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 200, 70.4.
3. (6) Tony Stewart, Toyota, 200, 102.9.
4. (24) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200, 133.1.
5. (5) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 200, 88.4.
6. (35) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 200, 78.0.
7. (10) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 200, 103.4.
8. (26) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 200, 72.0.
9. (3) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 200, 115.6.
10. (18) Greg Biffle, Ford, 200, 106.3.
11. (13) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 200, 85.4.
12. (23) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 200, 83.0.
13. (36) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 200, 77.8.
14. (16) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 200, 83.3.
15. (19) Sam Hornish Jr. ., Dodge, 200, 90.1.
16. (20) Dale Jarrett, Toyota, 200, 63.9.
17. (4) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200, 98.2.
18. (42) David Reutimann, Toyota, 200, 65.1.
19. (11) Carl Edwards, Ford, 200, 74.5.
20. (25) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 200, 64.4.
21. (27) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 200, 50.8.
22. (21) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 200, 61.3.
23. (33) Jeremy Mayfield, Chevrolet, 200, 41.1.
24. (31) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 200, 87.9.
25. (37) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 200, 55.1.
26. (38) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 200, 42.1.
27. (1) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 200, 79.9.
28. (32) David Gilliland, Ford, 200, 41.6.
29. (2) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 200, 59.9.
30. (30) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 200, 51.6.
31. (12) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 200, 73.6.
32. (15) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, 200, 51.0.
33. (40) Dario Franchitti ., Dodge, 199, 34.4.
34. (39) Kyle Petty, Dodge, 197, 28.1.
35. (9) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, Accident, 194, 68.6.
36. (28) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 194, 81.8.
37. (29) Regan Smith ., Chevrolet, 194, 35.2.
38. (34) Dave Blaney, Toyota, Accident, 189, 56.5.
39. (8) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 186, 85.2.
40. (22) John Andretti, Chevrolet, 184, 33.5.
41. (41) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 171, 27.8.
42. (14) David Ragan, Ford, Accident, 161, 65.6.
43. (17) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, Engine, 141, 30.4.
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Race Statistics
Average Speed of Race Winner: 152.672 mph.
Time of Race: 3 hours, 16 minutes, 30 seconds
Margin of Victory: .092 seconds.
Caution Flags: 7 for 23 laps.
Lead Changes: 42 among 16 drivers.
Lap Leaders: M. Waltrip 1-2; J. Johnson 3; D. Hamlin 4-5; T.
Stewart 6-13; D. Hamlin 14-16; J. Gordon 17-19; D. Hamlin 20-37; D.
Blaney 38; J. Gordon 39; Ky. Busch 40-48; D. Hamlin 49-54; Ky.
Busch 55-64; D. Hamlin 65-67; Ky. Busch 68-74; R. Sorenson 75-76;
Ky. Busch 77-80; J. Gordon 81; R. Sorenson 82-84; Ku. Busch 85-93;
Ky. Busch 94-107; M. Kenseth 108; G. Biffle 109; Ky. Busch 110-119;
R. Newman 120; G. Biffle 121; M. Waltrip 122; R. Newman 123; Ky.
Busch 124-151; C. Bowyer 152; G. Biffle 153-157; Ky. Busch 158-161;
D. Earnhardt Jr. 162-168; K. Kahne 169; T. Stewart 170; D.
Earnhardt Jr. 171-172; T. Stewart 173-177; D. Earnhardt Jr.
178-180; C. Bowyer 181-183; R. Newman 184-188; J. Burton 189-197;
T. Stewart 198-199; R. Newman 200.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Kyle Busch 8
times for 86 laps; Denny Hamlin 5 times for 32 laps; Tony Stewart 4
times for 16 laps; Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3 times for 12 laps; Jeff
Burton 1 time for 9 laps; Kurt Busch 1 time for 9 laps; Ryan Newman
4 times for 8 laps; Greg Biffle 3 times for 7 laps; Jeff Gordon 3
times for 5 laps; Reed Sorenson 2 times for 5 laps; Clint Bowyer 2
times for 4 laps; Michael Waltrip 2 times for 3 laps; Dave Blaney 1
time for 1 lap; Jimmie Johnson 1 time for 1 lap; Kasey Kahne 1 time
for 1 lap; Matt Kenseth 1 time for 1 lap.
Top 12 in Points: 1, R. Newman, 190. 2. Ku. Busch, 175. 3. T.
Stewart, 170. 4. Ky. Busch, 170. 5. R. Sorenson, 160. 6. K. Kahne,
151. 7. E. Sadler, 150. 8. D. Earnhardt Jr., 143. 9. R. Gordon,
142. 10. G. Biffle, 139. 11. B. Labonte, 130. 12. J. Burton, 129


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