Newman, Busch guide owner Penske to first Daytona 500 victory

Ryan Newman got his first Daytona 500 win, and so did legendary owner Roger Penske. They can both thank Kurt Busch for that, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: February 18, 2008, 8:31 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Chevrolets of Hendrick Motorsports and the Toyotas of Joe Gibbs Racing. No one else was in their league, or so the theory went all week at Daytona.

So much for theories.

The two dominant teams got beat Sunday in the 50th Daytona 500 by an organization that never had won a restrictor-plate race and a driver who hadn't won any Cup race in the two previous seasons.

Ryan Newman got last-lap help from teammate Kurt Busch ...

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