Martinsville, VA - Ryan Newman and the #12 Alltel Dodge had the 9th fastest practice time at Martinsville today. Newman's time was 93.377 MPH / 20.279 seconds. He trailed the leader of the practice, Martin Tuex JR, by .124 of a second. Pole setter Denny Hamlin ran 4th fastest during the second practice of the Goody's Cool Orange 500 with a time of 93.636 MPH / 20.223 seconds.
Newman is starting mid-field in the 24th position.