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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.

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