Saturday, September 22, 2007


Ryan Newman and his crew made numerous changes on their car following practice, but they admit there's more to make after qualifying 24th Friday for this weekend's Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Newman, the 29th of 49 drivers to make his qualifying run on the 1-mile, concrete track, recorded a lap of 23.777 seconds, 151.407 mph, in his Alltel Dodge. That was 0.516 second off the pole winning speed turned by standings co-leader Jimmie Johnson.

"I really didn't know what to expect when I got in the car, because we had made so many changes since practice," Newman said. "I overdrove the car on the first lap, but made up a little time on the second one. I was a tick loose, but we've got more changes to make in order to get our car as fast as the guys up front."

Newman and the Alltel team have two practice sessions Saturday.

Sunday's race will be televised by ABC and broadcast by MRN Radio at 1:30 p.m.

Starting Lineup
1. Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet
2. Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Texaco Havoline Dodge
3. Denny Hamlin, No. 11 FedEx Ground Chevrolet
4. Kurt Busch, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge
5. Martin Truex Jr., No.1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet
24.Ryan Newman, No. 12 Alltel Dodge

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