NASCAR Phoenix: Ryan Newman takes first Childress win since 2013

Ryan Newman won the NASCAR Cup race at Phoenix, taking advantage of a late caution to pull off a strategic gamble

NASCAR Phoenix: Ryan Newman takes first Childress win since 2013

After winning the first stage of the race, polesitter Joey Logano was fighting back through the pack after being caught speeding on pit road.

He managed to make it as high as eighth, before his tyre blew heading into the first corner late on.

That stoppage put the race into overtime which prompted leaders Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson to pit, however Newman was told to stay out, along with Ricky Stenhouse and Martin Truex.

Newman managed to have a good restart to get clear of Stenhouse, holding on to take his and Richard Childress Racing's first win since 2013.

Stenhouse was unable to hang on in the same fashion, falling victim to Larson and Busch on the fresher rubber when the white flag came out.

While Busch was leading before the caution, Larson jumped him at their final stops after Busch had initially got ahead during the previous round of visits to the pits.

Rookies Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones picked up seventh and eighth place, the latter impressing after a decent qualifying and a nice battle with Chase Elliott midway through the race for fifth.

Elliott grabbed a first stage win for Chevrolet in the second phase, although he was the biggest loser in the final restart dropping outside of the top 10 behind Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and Truex.

RESULT - 314 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 3h00m41.s
2 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 0.312s
3 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 0.768s
4 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 1.271s
5 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 1.286s
6 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1.534s
7 Daniel Suarez Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1.906s
8 Erik Jones Furniture Row Racing Toyota 2.019s
9 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2.100s
10 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2.201s
11 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 2.477s
12 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2.488s
13 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 2.703s
14 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2.728s
15 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 2.802s
16 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 2.843s
17 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 3.004s
18 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 3.109s
19 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 3.183s
20 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 3.201s
21 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 3.282s
22 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3.594s
23 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 3.873s
24 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 3.899s
25 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3.985s
26 A.J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 4.004s
27 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 9.699s
28 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 1 Lap
29 Matt DiBenedetto Go FAS Racing Ford 1 Lap
30 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 2 Laps
31 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford Accident
32 Timmy Hill Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 7 Laps
33 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 7 Laps
34 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet Accident
35 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford Accident
36 Gray Gaulding BK Racing Toyota Accident
37 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Accident
38 Corey LaJoie BK Racing Toyota Accident
39 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport / TMG Chevrolet Transmission


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