facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Newman wins first IROC race of 2004

Feb. 13, 2004 at 8:39 PM   |   Comments

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- NASCAR star Ryan Newman took the opener of the 2004 International Race of Champions series in controversial fashion Friday.

Newman clearly went below the yellow line at the bottom of the Daytona Speedway track to pass Kurt Busch in the final few hundred yards before the finish line, which is not allowed at Daytona in either the IROC or NASCAR series.

But series officials allowed the pass to stand unpenalized after deciding that Busch's block of Newman forced him below the line.

"I got a good run on Kurt and he tried to pinch me down, but I was at the point of no return as far as letting off," Newman said. "Based on the way things played out, I kinda figured (I would get the call), but you never know."

It was Newman's first victory in the IROC series.

© 2004 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Mo'ne Davis becomes first Little League player to make cover of Sports Illustrated
2
Angels P Richards leaves game
3
Broncos WR Norwood tears ACL, done for year
4
Rays activate OF Myers
5
Steelers bring back Keisel
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback