Statement: Newman looking forward to NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase

Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America

Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America

Ryan Newman released the following statement after NASCAR penalized Martin Truex Jr. 50 points,  knocking him out of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Chase, giving Newman the second Wild Card Spot in the Chase.

“I am proud that NASCAR took a stand with respect to what went on Saturday night at Richmond, I know it was a tough decision to make. With that being said, myself, Matt Borland (crew chief) and this entire No. 39 team are looking forward to competing for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.”

This will be Newman’s 5th Chase appearance. He finished 7th in his Chase debut in 2004, 6th in 2005, 9th in 2009 & 10th in 2011.

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