Ryan Newman is in his first season driving for Richard Childress Racing but he's already made quite an impression on his team owner. Newman gained a position on the final lap of Sunday's race at Phoenix which earned him the fourth and final berth in the Sprint Cup championship race next Sunday at Homestead, Fla. Childress last won a Cup championship in 1994 with the late Dale Earnhardt Sr.
"It is unbelievable. We are in it
for the championship when we go down there," Childress said after the race. "Ryan drove with his heart; that is what he did.That is what it took to
"That was the worst set of tires (last set) that we'd had all day long.
He ran in the top five, six, seven and eight the whole race. Then that set of tires just knocked
us plumb out of it. But he still made it happen."