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Indianapolis, IN- It’s been a long time coming for South Bend, Indiana’s Ryan Newman. After almost five years of disappointment at Stewart/Haas Racing, team owner Tony Stewart decided to part ways with Newman at the end of the 2013 season and bring in Kevin Harvick as the replacement. That announcement was made just over two weeks ago. Now Newman is a pole sitter, track record holder and champion at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Newman set the track record in dramatic fashion Saturday afternoon as the last qualifier of the day knocking off four-time Brickyard 400 winner Jimmie Johnson. It went the same way Sunday afternoon as Newman used a late pit call by his crew chief Matt Borland to take 2-tires and capitalized on a slow Johnson pit stop to get enough of a lead en route to his first Indy victory and first win since Martinsville in April of 2012. “This is a dream come true to me,” said the Brickyard 400 champion. “I knew we had a good car. Just an awesome day for us. It will t...
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