Ryan Newman propelled across the finish line to victory in Sunday's 50th Daytona 500 with a K&N air filter inside Penske's No. 12 Alltel Dodge and K&N decals displayed on each
The Penske Racing
Dodges ganged up on Tony Stewart in a three lap run to the finish at Daytona
There were 42 lead changes among sixteen drivers which made the Daytona 500 one
of the most memorable races in history.
Daytona 500 Champion Ryan Newman and K&N's Charles Maier
On lap 198, the 18 car driven by Kyle Busch got in line behind the 20 driven by
Stewart. Kurt Bush, Ryan Newman’s teammate got behind Newman in the draft and
helped pushed Newman to the win. Stewart took a third place finish and Kyle Bush
came in fourth despite leading 86 laps throughout the race. Kurt Busch took the
This was the first time a Penske car won Daytona and finished 1-2 in a Cup race.
Roger Penske now has a Daytona 500 win to go with his 14 victories in the
Indianapolis 500. “Winning the Daytona 500 is a special victory for Penske
Racing and the No. 12 Alltel Dodge team,” said Penske. “We could not have
achieved such a win without the assistance from our sponsors including K&N air
K&N Engineering has been supplying Penske Racing with product on and off for
years. “The past two years we have formed a mutually beneficial marketing and
product development effort,” said K&N Sports Marketing Director Charles Maier.
“We would like to think that the race finished 1-2 for Team Penske due to our
product and that it made the difference. In reality Penske Racing has made
several changes and the results are coming to Victory Lane. K&N is glad to be
part of the progress.”
Newman broke an 81-race drought dating back to 2005 with this race. The Penske
team will be back this weekend for round two of the Sprint Cup Series at
California Speedway in Fontana, California.
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