2011-07-17

Newman scores eighth points-paying NASCAR Cup Series victory for SHR by winning the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway by .773 of a second over second-place Stewart. It is Newman’s third Cup Series win at New Hampshire and his 15th career Cup Series win.

The 1-2 finish is the first in SHR’s history. The last time a team started 1-2 and finished 1-2 was Hendrick Motorsports in the 1989 Daytona 500. However, the last time a team started 1-2 and finished 1-2 with the same drivers in the same order was back on April 7, 1957 at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway with DePaolo Engineering. There, Fireball Roberts won from the pole, while teammate Paul Goldsmith started second and finished second. In Hendrick’s instance, Darrell Waltrip won, but started second. Ken Schrader started from the pole and finished second.