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Newman wins at the Brickyard

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 16: Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet, during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) (Chris Graythen, 2013 Getty Images)
Daytona 500 - Practice (Chris Graythen, 2013 Getty Images)
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Updated: 7/28/2013 5:32 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Ryan Newman fulfilled the childhood dream of so many who grew up in Indiana - winning at storied Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


The driver from South Bend ended a 49-race losing streak with Sunday's victory at the Brickyard, and he did it by beating Jimmie Johnson.


Again.


Newman knocked Johnson off the pole in qualifying then used a fast final pit stop Sunday to snatch the win from the four-time Indianapolis winner.


Newman and Johnson were the class of the field, but it was Johnson who dominated the race and appeared to be just a bit better. But Johnson pitted from the lead with 27 laps remaining and it was a slow final stop for the Hendrick Motorsports crew.


Newman pitted after that and took only two tires to move into the lead.

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Brent Martineau
Brent is the Sports Director at FOX30/CBS47. He's been with Action News since March of 2008.
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