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.
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.
Kansas native Clint Bowyer struggled in Indy. He started 17th and ran around the 20th position most of the day, before finishing 20th.
It's Bowyer's worst finish since Fontana, the fifth race of the season where he was 35th. It's just the second time since week four and the forth time all season the #15 car has finished outside the top 15.
Bowyer remains second in points, but is now 75 points behind leader Johnson.