BUSCH: Newman wins wet one at Bristol

Ryan Newman transcended two red flags for rain and several multi-car accidents to win his third consecutive Busch series race. But, Newman angered some fellow Cup teammates on his way to his first Bristol Busch win. Newman grabbed the lead at...

Ryan Newman transcended two red flags for rain and several multi-car accidents to win his third consecutive Busch series race. But, Newman angered some fellow Cup teammates on his way to his first Bristol Busch win.

Newman grabbed the lead at lap 139 under caution when the cars in front of him were forced to pit. When the second red flag for rain waved Newman maintained the top position. Kasey Kahne gave Newman a run for his money but Kahne overcorrected with 30 to go; spinning out.

After Kahne was discarded, Cup regulars Greg Biffle and Kevin Harvick tried to run Newman down, but failed. Both drivers complained post race that Newman brake checked on the restart preventing them from being able to make a run at Newman's job.

Newman smiled widely in victory lane at the accusations, "I started on the racetrack where I thought I should start. I was the leader, I can do that.

"Obviously the cautions played to our benefit."

Biffle finished second and Harvick was third.

"We definitely had a faster car," Biffle said. "Those cautions at the end just killed us. I could have gotten Ryan so easily in the end."

Clint Bowyer and Johnny Sauter complete the top five.

Pole sitter Kyle Busch led 63 laps but a penalty by NASCAR for entering pit road early mired him a lap down. A later wreck knocked him out of the event.

Rookie Reed Sorenson was barred from qualifying after his crew chief was ejected from the racetrack for doctoring tires. He earned 11th.

Martin Truex, Jr. continues to lead Busch Series points. Clint Bowyer, Reed Sorenson, Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin complete the top five.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Greg Biffle , Ryan Newman , Johnny Sauter , Kasey Kahne , Martin Truex Jr. , Carl Edwards , Clint Bowyer , Denny Hamlin , Reed Sorenson , Kyle Busch