BUSCH: Newman wins NBS season finale at Homestead

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BUSCH: Newman wins NBS season finale at Homestead

Ryan Newman started on the pole but looked stuck in a second place finish before a late race caution changed his fate. Biffle was leading by a second advantage over Newman with six to go when a late race caution gave Newman his ...

Ryan Newman started on the pole but looked stuck in a second place finish before a late race caution changed his fate. Biffle was leading by a second advantage over Newman with six to go when a late race caution gave Newman his opening.

Ryan Newman and Greg Biffle.
Photo by Kurt Dahlstrom.
On the restart, with three to go, Newman easily passed Biffle to earn his sixth win in nine Busch starts this season.

"That was a lot of fun," said Newman. "I got to thank Biffle for racing me clean. We got a little racing luck there at the end. I just want to thank everyone. It is a great effort by everyone at Penske."

Biffle tried with all his might to get around Newman as the laps closed but just couldn't seal the deal. He settled for second.

"It was unfortunate to see that caution," said Biffle. "We had one of the fastest cars all night, we hardly made any adjustments to it.Ryan's car was just really fast off the start.that short run and when we get bunched up on cold tires their cars are faster.its tough to loose one like that. I figured I wouldn't beat him when that caution came out."

Mark Martin was third, "We unloaded fast, didn't practice very much, but we raced fast and qualified fast. Those other two guys were just rolling the corner a little bit better, there were a couple of long runs where we caught up but when it came down to it we just couldn't roll the corner that good."

Kevin Harvick and Paul Menard complete the top five.

"We had a good car, just not good enough," Harvick said. "We just couldn't run with them today."

Notably, Martin Truex, Jr. won his second consecutive Busch series title and Carl Edwards was named the Raybestos Rookie of the Year.

There were nine cautions for 32 laps and seven lead changes among 13 drivers.

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