GRAND RAPIDS-- Nextel Cup star Ryan Newman arrived at Berlin Raceway about 45 minutes before his race's scheduled start Wednesday.
Racing in the FOX 17 150, Newman flew in from Virginia, where he was testing his NASCAR ride all day.
Not able to qualify for the event, Newman started the 150 lap race at the back of the field in 17th position.
By lap 47, Newman had worked his way into the top five, eventually reaching third place. A string of caution laps, however, kept his car from the top spot, eventually finishing in fourth.
After running the first 47 laps of the race without caution, the remainder was marred by yellow flags.
Winning the race was Ron Gregory, the fastest qualifier earlier in the day. Gregory held off Newman's teammate Dave Darland for the win.
Finishing the top five were Brian Tyler, Ryan Newman and Bobby East.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007