Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon Make Chase Field After Controversial Season Finale

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistSeptember 9, 2013

After reviewing the controversial finish to the Federated Auto Parts 400 in Richmond, Va., NASCAR officials have decided to replace Martin Truex Jr. of Michael Waltrip Racing with Ryan Newman in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, while Jeff Gordon has also been placed in the season-ending competition as well. 

NBC Sports first reported news of the decision regarding Truex:

BREAKING: @NASCAR will replace @MartinTruexJr56 with @RyanNewman39 in the Chase for the Sprint Cup after controversy at Richmond. (via @AP)

— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) September 9, 2013

Bob Pockrass of the Sporting News first reported the Gordon news:

NASCAR will put Jeff Gordon in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. #nascar

— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) September 13, 2013