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Sifty

Newman Leaving Penske

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From Fox Sports webpage

Penske Racing and Ryan Newman have agreed to break up after the 2008 season.

Newman, the defending Daytona 500 winner, is in the final year of his contract.

"We want to thank Ryan for his hard work and contributions to Penske Racing over the past nine years," said team owner Roger Penske. "We wish Ryan all the best for the future and we'll continue to focus our efforts on making the Chase with Ryan and the Alltel Dodge team this season."

The driver of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger is in his ninth season competing for Penske. He is ranked 16th in the Cup Series standings through 19 races this season.

"I appreciate Penske Racing and all they have done for me, but more importantly, I appreciate their friendship and what they have done for my career," said Ryan Newman. "I would also like to thank all of the sponsors, especially Alltel, who have supported me."

Newman's replacement will be announced in the near future.

Look's like Smoke's got himself a new driver

Sifty

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Another driver for Haas garbage

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Although they have 2 wins, they have really been off

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I guess I would rather drive chevy hand-me-downs than a Dodge. The Penske Dodges are plain and simple not getting the HP.

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Sounds like they are having a press confrence this morning .

Sifty

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Press conference is at 10:30 ET live on SPEED. Sounds like he will be driving the #4 car.

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