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|Newman Makes Late Charge to Win at Phoenix
|AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Ryan Newman broke a 77-race Sprint Cup winless streak Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway, taking the lead after a late caution and holding off Jeff Gordon in a two-lap shootout.
Kyle Busch was cruising to what would have given him a weekend sweep when a caution flag came out with three laps remaining. When the lead-lap cars pitted, Busch took four tires and came out eighth -- behind six cars that took only two tires and Jimmie Johnson, who also took four and was seventh.
Gordon beat everybody out of the pits, but Newman went inside and took over the lead, and held on. Gordon finished second and Johnson, who won four of the previous five races at Phoenix, was third.
Newman's last victory was the 2008 Daytona 500.
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