Newman Captures Loudon Pole; NASCAR Lineup
Friday, 20 September 2013 18:16

"Rocket" Ryan Newman claimed his second pole of the season in qualifying for Sunday's 300-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Newman's lap around the "Magic Mile" at 136.497 mph broke the existing track record of 135.922 mph held by Brad Keselowski. It is Newman's seventh pole at NHMS.


"This track is the birthplace of track position and qualifying great is extremely important obviously for where we are in the points and this time of year. It is really difficult to pass. Last time we were on the pole here, we led a lot of laps and we won. I am hoping we can duplicate that again."

Kasey Kahne starts on the outside pole and Jeff Gordon third with Kurt Busch fourth and Martin Truex, Jr. fifth. Kahne and Gordon also laid down record breaking laps during Friday's qualifying session.

Joey Logano, Paul Menard, Kevin Harvick, point leader Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle line up sixth through 10th on Sunday's starting grid.

Ryan Newman made it abundantly clear again Friday that he knows the fast way around New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Sunday's Sprint Cup race will be live on ESPN with coverage beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Starting Lineup

1. Ryan Newman
2. Kasey Kahne
3. Jeff Gordon
4. Kurt Busch
5. Martin Truex, Jr.
6. Joey Logano
7. Paul Menard
8. Kevin Harvick
9. Matt Kenseth
10.Greg Biffle
11.Jimmie Johnson
12.Kyle Busch
13.Aric Almirola
14.Denny Hamlin
15.Juan Pablo Montoya
16.Clint Bowyer
17.Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
18.Mark Martin
19.David Ragan
20.Brad Keselowski
21.Danica Patrick
22.Marcos Ambrose
23.Jamie McMurray
24.David Gilliland
25.Jeff Burton
26.Carl Edwards
27.Michael McDowell
28.Bobby Labonte
29.Kenny Wallace
30.Travis Kvapil
31.Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
32.Landon Cassill
33.Kevin Swindell
34.Casey Mears
35.David Reutimann
36.Joe Nemechek
37.J.J. Yeley
38.Dave Blaney
39.Tony Raines
40.Scott Riggs
41.Johnny Sauter
42.Timmy Hill
43.Josh Wise