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Chevrolet Takes Top 5 Spots at Phoenix

NASCAR Sprint Series Race Number Seven Has a Chevrolet at the Top Again
Ryan Newman Wins at Phoenix Leading an All-Chevrolet Top-Five Finish in Overtime

Avondale, AZ - Ryan Newman got the restart of his life in his No. 39 Tornados Chevrolet to score the victory in a green-white-checkered finish in the Subway Fresh Fit 600. Newman held off a charging Jeff Gordon, No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet, to claim his first victory at Phoenix International Raceway and his 14th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win.

When the final caution of the scheduled 375-lap race flew on lap 373, Newman came off pit road second after a two-tire stop. When the green waved for the first attempt at an overtime finish, Newman dove into turn one with the lead and never looked back. He led an all Chevrolet top-five string to the checkered flag.

Newman jumped six places in the standings to 16th position after seven races, and scored the first victory of the season for team owner Tony Stewart and the Stewart-Haas Racing organization.

Gordon finished second after leading once for three laps and now sits fifth in the standings.

Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet, finished third after leading four times for a total of 113 laps. Johnson maintains the points lead by 36 points.

Mark Martin, No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, brought home the fourth finishing position. Martin jumped four positions in points to 13th place.

Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet, finished fifth to give Team Chevy a clean sweep of the top-five finishers in tonight's race. Montoya led four times during the race for a total of 104 laps. He gained four positions in points to now sit 21st in the standings.

Clint Bowyer, No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, finished ninth. He now sits sixth in points, up three places.

With a 12th place finish, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., No. 88 National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet remains 10th in the point standings.

Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet, maintains fourth in the standings with his 13th place finish.

After leading once for 15 laps, Tony Stewart, No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet, struggled with handling issues late in the race to finish 23rd and claim ninth place in the standings.

Jeff Burton, No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, battled to recover from a pit road infraction to finish 25th. He holds the seventh position in points.

The Series moves to Texas Motor Speedway on April 18, 2010 for the Samsung Mobile 500.



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