Four In A Row For Newman

Earns Another NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Win At New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (July 16, 2011) — Ryan Newman capitalized on a relatively caution-free race to sail to his fourth straight NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race Saturday in the F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Newman, who will also won the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the 1.058-mile oval, led a race-high 61 laps. He passed Ron Silk on Lap 84 and won by 1.901 seconds over runner-up Todd Szegedy.

The race was slowed by just two cautions and featured an 88-lap green-flag run to the checkered flag. Newman led the first 33 laps and drifted back to third under the long run before moving back to the front in the closing stages.

In addition to three consecutive wins at New Hampshire, he also won at Bristol Motor Speedway last year -- all for crew chief Kevin Manion. Manion, from Boylston, Mass., is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief for Jamie McMurray.

Szegedy edged Ron Silk at the finish line for second. Matt Hirschman and Doug Coby rounded out the top five. Points leader Rowan Pennink was sixth, followed by Eric Goodale, Ron Yuhas Jr., Ed Flemke Jr. and Woody Pitkat.

Silk shaved 20 points off of Pennink’s lead in the season standings, which is now down to just 10. Christopher is third, 53 tallies back.

The race featured four lead changes among three drivers. Newman led 61 of the 100 laps.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will race next in the Lighthouse Mission 200 at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway on Saturday, July 30.

For additional information, contact:

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR IMC, (704) 201-6658 or jcunningham@nascar.com

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-F.W. Webb 100 Unofficial Results

Saturday

At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, N.H.

Lap length: 1.058 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (1) Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., Chevrolet, 100 laps, 112.987 mph.

2. (3) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Ford, 100.

3. (2) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.

4. (9) Matt Hirschman, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 100.

5. (6) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.

6. (7) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 100.

7. (12) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 100.

8. (24) Ron Yuhas, Jr., Groton, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.

9. (14) Ed Flemke, Jr., Southington, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.

10. (21) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.

11. (10) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.

12. (11) Eric Beers, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 99.

13. (4) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Dodge, 99.

14. (18) Eric Berndt, Cromwell, Conn., Chevrolet, 99.

15. (16) James Civali, Meriden, Conn., Pontiac, 99.

16. (19) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 99.

17. (13) Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 99.

18. (28) Bryon Chew, Mattituck, N.Y., Chevrolet, 98.

19. (26) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 98.

20. (20) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H., Chevrolet, 98.

21. (22) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Ford, 98.

22. (23) Richie Pallai, Jr., Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Chevrolet, 98.

23. (27) Glenn Tyler, Hampton Bays, N.Y., Chevrolet, 98.

24. (31) Glen Reen, Wilbraham, Mass., Chevrolet, 98.

25. (32) Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn., Chevrolet, 97.

26. (33) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 89.

27. (8) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 60, engine.

28. (17) Mike Stefanik, Coventry, R.I., Pontiac, 30, engine.

29. (30) Dale Quarterley, Westfield, Mass., Chevrolet, 29, engine.

30. (15) Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 26, engine.

31. (25) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y., Ford, 16, engine.

32. (34) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 1, accident.

33. (5) Andy Petree, Hickory, N.C., Chevrolet, 0, dns.

34. (29) Rob Fuller, Boylston, Mass., Ford, 0, dns.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 0 hours 56 minutes 11 seconds

Margin of Victory: 1.901 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: R.Newman (184.857 mph, 20.604 seconds)

Caution Flags: 2 for 6 laps.

Lead Changes: 4 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders: R. Newman 1-33; T. Szegedy 34-36; R. Newman 37-47; R. Silk 48-83; R. Newman 84-100.

Standings: 1. R. Pennink, 969; 2. R. Silk, 959; 3. T. Christopher, 916; 4. M. Hirschman, 866; 5. T. Szegedy, 858; 6. E. Beers, 836; 7. B. Santos, 826; 8. D. Coby, 810; 9. R. Yuhas,Jr., 777; 10. E. Rudolph, 776.

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