September 18, 2005
Ryan Newman Wins at New Hampshire(Filed under: Race Recap)
It's been nothing but dramatic at New Hampshire in the first of the final ten races of the NASCAR season. While Tony Stewart dominated the race, the last 50 laps looked like pit strategy would determine the race. But a late caution left Ryan Newman first and Tony Stewart second. With nine laps to go Stewart passed for the lead but Newman passed him back with two laps to go and held on for the win.
The chase contenders battled for position with Matt Kenseth holding off Greg Biffle and Rusty Wallace passing Mark Martin. Kurt Busch was taken out early by Scott Riggs but battled back for a 35th place finish.
Plenty of drama happened in the back of the field as well. Kyle Busch got into Kasey Kahne and Kahne retaliated by running his ruined car into Busch. A few laps later Robby Gordon got into Michael Waltrip under caution, and it appeared Waltrip held his ground and both cars spun out, putting Gordon into the wall. Gordon then tried to back his demolished racecar into Waltrip, and when that failed went with chucking his helmet. Then NASCAR red flagged the race to clean up the track. Kahne had some choice words to defend his payback and Gordon called Waltrip a "piece of sh-t" on TNT which will certainly cost him.
Posted by kevin at September 18, 2005 3:20 PM
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I like the drama. It's time to let the personalities out, instead of disciplining them all into the same cookie cutter mold.
Posted by: MsShadow at September 18, 2005 4:53 PM