Thursday, July 19, 2007

Newman Team Notes For Off Week

No. 12 Dodge, Penske Racing

This week: Newman and his wife, Krissie, plan to go camping this weekend. "We're going to get some fresh air and get away from things and relax," said Newman, who has pulled to 30 points out of the top 12. The team plans to enjoy a long weekend off before getting ready to go to Indianapolis for the all-important Allstate 400.

Last week: Even though he finished eighth at Chicagoland to close the gap in his bid to move into the top 12, Newman felt his mishap early in the race ruined any chance he had of challenging for the win. "We would have been all right if I hadn't brushed the wall," said Newman. "We never could get track position for our Alltel Mobil 1 Dodge after that."

Etc.: Newman, a native of South Bend, Ind., would love to score his first win of the season at Indianapolis. "I always wanted to win a race at Indy," said Newman. "It has been a lifelong dream."

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