Ryan Newman wins Brickyard 400
INDIANAPOLIS — South Bend native Ryan Newman ended a 49-race win-less streak on Sunday after winning the 20th Brickyard 400.
On Saturday, Newman set a track record and barely edged out Jimmy Johnson for the pole. This was Newman's 50th career pole and his first since 2011.
Newman's victory came down to a final pit stop.
A slow stop for Johnson gave Newman the edge to race onto victory.
The victory is bittersweet for Newman who'll be out of a job at the end of the season.
Earlier this month, Stewart-Haas Racing announced that it had signed Keven Harvick.
Newman grew up in South Bend and graduated from LaSalle High School. He later graduated from Purdue with a degree in engineering.