2009-09-12

By virtue of his 10th-place finish in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway – the cutoff race for the Chase for the Championship – Newman secures a spot in the Chase for the third time in his career, but first since 2005.

With Stewart having already secured a spot in the Chase, SHR becomes the only organization to place all of its teams in the Chase. Stewart is seeded second in the Chase standings, 10 points behind series leader Mark Martin. Newman slots in at 10th, 40 points out of first.