CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Winning poles is the easy part for Ryan
Newman. Getting to Victory Lane is another matter.
Newman's winless streak reached 59 races on June 10 when rain
denied him a chance at victory at Pocono Raceway. NASCAR stopped
the race seconds before Newman pulled alongside Jeff Gordon in a
challenge for the lead, and he was frozen in second place.
Newman had about 30 minutes to wonder what might have been as he
and Gordon waited on pit road for the rain to subside. ...