Posted: Sun July 28, 2013 4:30PM; Updated: Sun July 28, 2013 4:29PM

Ryan Newman tops Jimmie Johnson, wins Brickyard 400

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Indiana native Ryan Newman broke his 49-race losing streak with Sunday's win at the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis.
Indiana native Ryan Newman broke his 49-race losing streak with Sunday's win in Indianapolis.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ryan Newman fulfilled the childhood dream of so many who grew up in Indiana - winning at storied Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The driver from South Bend ended a 49-race losing streak with Sunday's victory at the Brickyard, and he did it by beating Jimmie Johnson.

Again.

Newman knocked Johnson off the pole in qualifying then used a fast final pit stop Sunday to snatch the win from the four-time Indianapolis winner.

Newman and Johnson were the class of the field, but it was Johnson who dominated the race and appeared to be just a bit better. But Johnson pitted from the lead with 27 laps remaining and it was a slow final stop for the Hendrick Motorsports crew.

Newman pitted after that and took only two tires to move into the lead.

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