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Cup - Loudon - Qualifying & practice

Stewart-Haas bounced back from a recent dip in performance to record its first-ever front-row qualifying lock-out for a Cup race, with Ryan Newman just pipping his boss Tony Stewart.
Stewart-Haas claimed the front-row of Sunday afternoon's Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, with Ryan Newman beating his boss and team mate Tony Stewart by 0.035s. It's Newman's 47th pole in 351 starts, his fourth for Stewart-Haas.

Qualifying times

1. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.165s (Leader) 135.232mph
2. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.200s (-0.035) 135.064mph
3. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 28.263s (-0.098) 134.763mph
4. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 28.352s (-0.187) 134.340mph
5. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 28.392s (-0.227) 134.150mph
6. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.398s (-0.233) 134.122mph
7. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.408s (-0.243) 134.075mph
8. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 28.469s (-0.304) 133.788mph
9. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.471s (-0.306) 133.778mph
10. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 28.476s (-0.311) 133.755mph
11. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 28.484s (-0.319) 133.717mph
12. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 28.510s (-0.345) 133.595mph
13. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.541s (-0.376) 133.450mph
14. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.545s (-0.380) 133.431mph
15. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.550s (-0.385) 133.408mph
16. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 28.560s (-0.395) 133.361mph
17. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 28.613s (-0.448) 133.114mph
18. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.617s (-0.452) 133.096mph
19. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.632s (-0.467) 133.026mph
20. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.639s (-0.474) 132.993mph
21. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.651s (-0.486) 132.938mph
22. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.658s (-0.493) 132.905mph
23. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 28.671s (-0.506) 132.845mph
24. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 28.697s (-0.532) 132.725mph
25. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.702s (-0.537) 132.702mph
26. #6 David Ragan Ford 28.710s (-0.545) 132.665mph
27. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.739s (-0.574) 132.531mph
28. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.767s (-0.602) 132.402mph
29. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 28.804s (-0.639) 132.232mph
30. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 28.826s (-0.661) 132.131mph
31. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 28.827s (-0.662) 132.126mph
32. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 28.879s (-0.714) 131.888mph
33. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 28.985s (-0.820) 131.406mph
34. #34 David Gilliland Ford 28.986s (-0.821) 131.401mph
35. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.007s (-0.842) 131.306mph
36. #55 Jeff Green Ford 29.036s (-0.871) 131.175mph
37. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.080s (-0.915) 130.977mph
38. #38 J.J. Yeley Ford 29.086s (-0.921) 130.950mph
39. #60 Mike Skinner Toyota 29.128s (-0.963) 130.761mph
40. #46 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 29.257s (-1.092) 130.184mph
41. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 29.303s (-1.138) 129.980mph
42. #7 Scott Wimmer+ Dodge 29.694s (-1.529) 128.268mph
43. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 29.318s (-1.153) 129.913mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #37 Tony Raines Ford 29.368s (-1.203) 129.692mph
45. #181 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 29.499s (-1.334) 129.116mph
46. #192 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet 29.521s (-1.356) 129.020mph

Practice 1

1. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 28.379s (Leader) 134.212 mph
2. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.402s (-0.023) 134.103 mph
3. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.471s (-0.092) 133.778 mph
4. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 28.479s (-0.100) 133.741 mph
5. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.517s (-0.138) 133.562 mph
6. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 28.522s (-0.143) 133.539 mph
7. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 28.534s (-0.155) 133.483 mph
8. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.591s (-0.212) 133.217 mph
9. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 28.601s (-0.222) 133.170 mph
10. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.602s (-0.223) 133.165 mph
11. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 28.615s (-0.236) 133.105 mph
12. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.623s (-0.244) 133.068 mph
13. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.629s (-0.250) 133.040 mph
14. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.634s (-0.255) 133.017 mph
15. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 28.644s (-0.265) 132.970 mph
16. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.652s (-0.273) 132.933 mph
17. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.653s (-0.274) 132.928 mph
18. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 28.659s (-0.280) 132.901 mph
19. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.695s (-0.316) 132.734 mph
20. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.698s (-0.319) 132.720 mph
21. #6 David Ragan Ford 28.719s (-0.340) 132.623 mph
22. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 28.745s (-0.366) 132.503 mph
23. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.753s (-0.374) 132.466 mph
24. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.755s (-0.376) 132.457 mph
25. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 28.763s (-0.384) 132.420 mph
26. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 28.781s (-0.402) 132.337 mph
27. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.822s (-0.443) 132.149 mph
28. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 28.831s (-0.452) 132.108 mph
29. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.853s (-0.474) 132.007 mph
30. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 28.865s (-0.486) 131.952 mph
31. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 28.880s (-0.501) 131.884 mph
32. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 28.903s (-0.524) 131.779 mph
33. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 28.908s (-0.529) 131.756 mph
34. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 28.923s (-0.544) 131.688 mph
35. #55 Jeff Green Ford 28.932s (-0.553) 131.647 mph
36. #38 J.J. Yeley Ford 28.941s (-0.562) 131.606 mph
37. #34 David Gilliland Ford 28.988s (-0.609) 131.392 mph
38. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.102s (-0.723) 130.878 mph
39. #60 Mike Skinner Toyota 29.175s (-0.796) 130.550 mph
40. #46 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 29.197s (-0.818) 130.452 mph
41. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 29.278s (-0.899) 130.091 mph
42. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 29.284s (-0.905) 130.064 mph
43. #37 Tony Raines Ford 29.294s (-0.915) 130.020 mph
44. #7 Scott Wimmer Dodge 29.365s (-0.986) 129.705 mph
45. #181 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 29.490s (-1.111) 129.156 mph
46. #192 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet 29.554s (-1.175) 128.876 mph

* Denotes Rookie



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Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 U.S. Army Chevrolet, poses after qualifying for the pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 15 in Loudon, N.H. [Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images]
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Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, leads Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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