With drivers at his heels and a right rear tire quickly losing air, Ryan Newman held off the modified regulars to take the F.W. Webb 100.
Ryan earned the modified sweep for 2010 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, winning both poles and both races this season behind the wheel of team owner Kevin “Bono” Manion’s No. 7 Aggressive Hydraulics/ Menards Chevrolet.
With just three laps to go Newman lost the lead to 2008 pole sitter Doug Coby but quickly took it back to get his third checkered flag this season in NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Tour. Newman admits his right rear tire wouldn’t have made it another lap, and was glad to see the checkered flag.
“We had a great racecar,” said Newman. “I can’t say enough about the team. These are Cup guys but don’t get me wrong, they’re modified guys at heart. Most of them are from up north. I’m just proud to be part of this team.”
Jimmy Blewett took second place driving his No. 14 Ling Trucking/ Atlantic Sprinkler Chevrolet. This is Blewett’s third top-five finish at “The Magic Mile.”
Fan favorite Mike Stefanik driver of the No. 16 Diversifield Metals/ R.B. Enterprises Pontiac came in third making this his 33rd top-five finish and his 47th top-10 finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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