Good for you, Ryan Newman. It was awesome to see him in victory lane after such a long drought. I loved his post-race interview and the one comment that stuck out the most for me was when he said that, when Tony Stewart came to congratulate him, he told Tony he loved him and that Tony said he loved him too. Isn’t that sweet? Men who are friends, openly declaring their love for each other without being all weird about it. Isn’t that cool? That was fun.
Here’s the video of it, in case you missed it:
Photo fun time!
John Wes Townley inspects the damage on his No. 21 Zaxby’s Chevrolet after an accident in practice. Clint Bowyer will take over driving duties in the No. 21 for the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200.(Credit: Christian Peterson/Getty Images)
Steve Wallace (with crutches) chats with uncle Kenny Wallace before Friday’s final practice for the Bashas' Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.(Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Denny Hamlin ices his knee in the garage after turning the quickest lap in the first practice for the Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix International Raceway.(Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
First-time polesitter AJ Allmendinger chats with wife Lynne prior to the start of the Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix International Raceway.(Credit: Christian Peterson/Getty Images)
A Jeff Gordon superfan shows his allegiance before the start of the Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix International Raceway.(Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)”
Casey Mears sits on the No. 11 team pit box ready to take over relief driving duty for Denny Hamlin. Hamlin was able to complete the entire race despite knee surgery a week and a half ago.(Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Tony Gibson celebrates his first career victory as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief, and the first for the 39 car in the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. (Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)