FEBRUARY 17, 2008
Ryan Newman wins Daytona 500
The Daytona 500 kicked off the NASCAR Sprint Cup season with victory going to Ryan Newman in his Alltel Dodge, with help from his Penske team mate Kurt Busch in his Miller Dodge.
Tony Stewart, who led entering the final lap, finished in third in his Joe Gibbs Home Depot Toyota.
As a driver Roger Penske competed in two Formula 1 events in the early 1960's, and as a team owner has won once in Formula 1 at the 1976 Austrian GP, 124 wins in CART and IRL, including 14 Indy 500 victories, but this win is his first at NASCAR's biggest race.