Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Team notes: COT to get dry run in the desert

Ryan Newman
No. 12 Dodge, Penske Racing

This week: Newman will be going for his fourth pole position at Phoenix. He won three consecutive poles in 2002-04. His career-best finish at the one-mile track was second in November 2004. He has one other top-five in nine starts.

Last week: Pit stop and tire problems plagued Newman at Texas as he finished 32nd. During the team's third pit stop, the jack broke and Newman dropped two laps back of the leader. Less than 10 laps later, Newman was forced to make an unscheduled pit stop with a cut tire.

Etc.: Newman will be using a car he tested earlier this month at Richmond. It has not been raced yet this season


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