RICHMOND, Va. — Ryan Newman had choice words for Tony Stewart following a Chase-ending late race wreck at Richmond.
The 14th caution of the Federated Auto Parts 400 flew with 36 laps to go for a multi-car wreck in turn 3 that brought out the red flag for 20 minutes and 23 seconds. It started when Tony Stewart came down across the nose of Newman and got hooked into the inside wall. The wreck collected Carl Edwards in the process.
As the two continued back up the track, Newman was hit in the rear by David Ragan and sent into the path of Dylan Lupton. Lupton’s N0. 83 Toyota ended up climbing up the side of Newman’s car.
Brian Scott also suffered major damage in the wreck after slamming into Ragan’s No. 23 Toyota.
“I just got Tony Stewarted,” Newman said. “It’s unfortunate we were rebounding from a tough day and then he cut across my nose in Turn 1. I had a good run on him and then I bumped him a little bit in Turn 2, but that is because he took both of us loose. And then he just drove across my nose on the back straightaway.
“He has got issues. We all know he’s got issues. He proved it again tonight. I was clearly inside of him getting into Turn 1, he cut across my nose, I was on the brakes, on the apron and I hit him coming off of Turn 2, but only because I got loose, I was on the apron. The next thing I know he is driving across my nose on the back straightaway because he’s Tony Stewart and he thinks he owns everything. It’s unfortunate, but shouldn’t expect anything less from him.”
Newman comes up 40 points short of making the Chase for the Sprint Cup.