News: Newman finishes 10th in Charlotte
Story by Sgt. 1st Class Scott Turner
CONCORD, N.C. - Ryan Newman posted a 10th-place finish in Saturday night's Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It was Newman's 15th top-10 finish of the season.
The result lifted Newman from 11th to 10th in the Chase driver standings. He is 61 points behind leader Carl Edwards with five Chase races remaining.
Newman's teammate, Tony Stewart, finished eighth and is fifth in the standings, 24 points out of the lead.
The race winner was Matt Kenseth. Rounding out the top-five in order were: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne and Marcos Ambrose.
The next Sprint Cup race is Sunday (Oct. 23) at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
A complete story will follow.
Chase Point Standings
1. Carl Edwards, 2203 points
2. Kevin Harvick, -5
3. Matt Kenseth, -7
4. Kyle Busch, -18
5. Tony Stewart, -24
6. Brad Keselowski, -25
7. Kurt Busch, -27
8. Jimmie Johnson, -35
9. Dale Earnhardt Jr., -60
10. Ryan Newman, -61
11. Jeff Gordon, -66
12. Denny Hamlin, -86