Sunday, June 10, 2007

Rain Delayed Pocono 500 - Rained Out At Lap 106 - Ryan Newman Finishes 2nd

Ryan Newman definetly had a car to beat today for the Pocono 500 after qualifying for the pole on Friday.

Newman led the field to the green flag at about 10 after 5 p.m. He did not lead lap one and fell back to about 5th before the lap was over. That was the farthest he fell back. After a couple pits, Newman car was looking very good. He had the car to beat.

On lap 64 the caution was thrown out for debris. A handful of cars stay out and the rest come in to the pits. Newman restarted about 8th and in no time was up to 5, then 3rd.

Teams and NASCAR start watching the radar at about lap 75 as more rain is moving in.

Then at about the half way mark, Nemwan was knocking on Gordon's bumper. The caution came out on lap 104 due to the rain. With only about a half a car length left to past Gordon for first place, the caution came out leaving Nemwan in 2nd.

At lap 107 the red flag came out for the track being wet. The rain ends pretty quick and they attempt to get the track dry. The problem is that it is also getting dark and is taking a long time to get the track dry.

At 7:35 p.m. NASCAR calls the race.

Ryan Newman and his #12 Alltel Dodge finished 2nd. The way his car was handling at the red flag, this could have been Newman's first win. But a a 2nd place finish here puts Nemwan in 13th just 22 points behind Mark Martin in 12th.

1. Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet
2. Ryan Newman, Dodge
3. Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet
4. Casey Mears, Chevrolet
5. Tony Stewart, Chevrolet
6. Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet
7. Mark Martin, Chevrolet
8. Kyle Busch, Chevrolet
9. Matt Kenseth, Ford
10. Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet

Unofficial Results

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just a matter of time now. Ryan really seems to have clicked with Mike Nelson. Good to see the smile on his face again.