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Ryan Newman’s Odd 2013: From NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Contender to Unemployed

It's been a very strange month for Ryan Newman. Just before last month's Brickyard 400, he was told his services would no longer be needed after this season at Stewart-Haas Racing. Newman had been fired—but at least with the courtesy of being given four months before this season ends to find a new job for 2014. But rather than wallow in self-pity, Newman did what a real racer does—he responded to the bad news by going out and winning the Brickyard 400 in his home state of Indiana. Then, two weeks later, Newman's boss, Tony Stewart, suffered a double break in his right leg in a sprint car crash, sidelining him for the remainder of the season. This week, Newman and the rest of NASCAR nation learned that Kurt Busch may be joining S...

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