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Hoosier Newman wins at the Brickyard

July 28th, 2013 4:11 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Hoosier Newman wins at the Brickyard

Ryan Newman, right, is hugged by team owner and driver Tony Stewart after Newman won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (AP Photo)

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

The NASCAR driver from South Bend ended a 49-race losing streak with Sunday's Sprint Cup Series 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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