Ryan Newman's chances of making the Chase for the Championship are dwindling by the...race.
In the 3rd final race before the Chase begins, Newman finished 6th at the Nextel Cup race at Bristol on Saturday Night.
But Kurt Busch, the driver Newman is trying to catch, finished 5th. Newman is now 175 points behind Busch with two races left. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is also ahead of Newman in 13th place.
South Bend's other native son, David Stremme finished 14th.
Carl Edwards took the checkered flag. The win officially qualifies Edwards for the Chase.
Kasey Kahne finished 2nd.