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Ryan Newman drives No. 6 Ford Mustang to second-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway

Ryan Newman placed second in the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, adding 35 points to his season total.

Newman now sits at No. 14 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings with 2120 points. He’s collected three top-five finishes in 2019.

Ryan Blaney finished out front in the race, with Denny Hamlin placing third. Aric Almirola took fourth place, followed by Michael McDowell to round out the top five.

Blaney has advanced to the next round of the Cup Series playoffs.

William Byron came away victorious in Stage 1, and Clint Bowyer won Stage 2.

Newman qualified in 13th position at 190.670 mph. He led once for a total of three laps, but relinquished the lead for good after Lap 43. The 20th-year driver has piled up 18 career victories, 115 top-five finishes and has placed in the top 10 in 259 races.

There were 40 cars in the field, and the race endured nine cautions and 43 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 46 lead changes.

Ford added 40 points to its season totals with Blaney’s victory. Overall, Toyota ranks No. 1 with 1127 points, followed by Ford in the No. 2 spot with 1098. Chevrolet sits at No. 3 with 1058 points on the season.

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