The last 10 laps were a race fans dream. Two cars traded the lead and it was anyone's race. As the drivers came out of turn one side by side on the last lap of the New England 100, the crowd was on their feet. The difference between first and second place was just 0.125 seconds!
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Ryan Newman captured the checkered flag behind the wheel of the No. 7 Aggressive Hydraulics/Menards Chevrolet, narrowly edging out Ted Christopher's No. 36 Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet. The two came within inches throughout the entire Whelen Modified Tour race, but the finish was clean.
"To have a race slide-jobbin' back and forth like we did at the end, that's what fans love to see, and I am proud to be able to put a show on for them, and I thank Teddy for racing me clean there at the end," said Ryan Newman.
"I got into him pretty good in the beginning of the race and told myself I wasn't going to do that to him again. I have a lot of respect for him," said Ted Christopher.
Christopher started the race in eighth, and ran many of his laps next to Newman. Ryan Preece finished third after qualifying in the 12th position, driving the No. 3 Cape Cod Copper/Mizzy Construction Chevrolet.
This is Newman's first Whelen Modified Tour win at "The Magic Mile," but he has found victory lane in Loudon before. He captured his first ever Sprint Cup Series checkered here in 2002.
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