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Feeling Like a Newman: Rocket Ryan Propels to Victory Lane at Phoenix

Perhaps Ryan Newman's sponsor summed up the kind of frantic action toward the last laps of the Subway Fresh Fit 600K at Phoenix International Speedway, as he sprinted his No. 39 Chevy to his first trip to Victory Lane since the 2008 Daytona 500. Two years ago, the South Bend, Ind., native had an uncertain future, struggling with Penske Racing and paling by comparison to the driver who reeled off poles and wins like no tomorrow during the 2002-04 campaigns. The 2002 Rookie of the Year winner even received praise and accolades, placing him in a higher pedestal than that of Jimmie Johnson. Saturday night's spectacular proved that Newman still knows how to drive a racecar, quietly staying in the hunt throughout the 378-lap event. While his ca...

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