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Cup - New Hampshire - Qualifying times

Ryan Newman took pole position for the Sylvania 300 Cup race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, after a rain-interrupted Friday afternoon qualifying session.
Light rain and drizzle caused a suspension of the qualifying session with just five cars remaining to go out on track, and for a while it was touch and go as to whether the session would restart or whether all the times would be discarded and the grid order set by the earlier practice times.

Either way, the outcome ended up the same as far as the front row was concerned - with Ryan Newman taking pole 0.050s ahead of Kasey Kahne on the 1.058-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Only half of the Chase contenders made it into the top ten. Those falling outside were Dale Earnhardt Jr. (12th), Brad Keselowski (16th), Tony Stewart (20th), Carl Edwards (23rd), Matt Kenseth (27th) and Denny Hamlin (28th).

The race is scheduled to start at 2pm local time (7pm BST) on Sunday.

Qualifying times

1. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.213s (Leader) 135.002mph
2. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 28.263s (-0.050) 134.763mph
3. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.287s (-0.074) 134.648mph
4. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.300s (-0.087) 134.587mph
5. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 28.343s (-0.130) 134.382mph
6. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.349s (-0.136) 134.354mph
7. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.390s (-0.177) 134.160mph
8. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.393s (-0.180) 134.146mph
9. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.393s (-0.180) 134.146mph
10. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.408s (-0.195) 134.075mph
11. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 28.412s (-0.199) 134.056mph
12. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.428s (-0.215) 133.981mph
13. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 28.462s (-0.249) 133.820mph
14. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.463s (-0.250) 133.816mph
15. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 28.468s (-0.255) 133.792mph
16. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 28.473s (-0.260) 133.769mph
17. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 28.476s (-0.263) 133.755mph
18. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.510s (-0.297) 133.595mph
19. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 28.515s (-0.302) 133.572mph
20. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.542s (-0.329) 133.445mph
21. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 28.561s (-0.348) 133.357mph
22. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 28.585s (-0.372) 133.245mph
23. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.594s (-0.381) 133.203mph
24. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 28.613s (-0.400) 133.114mph
25. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.658s (-0.445) 132.905mph
26. #6 David Ragan Ford 28.660s (-0.447) 132.896mph
27. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 28.710s (-0.497) 132.665mph
28. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.726s (-0.513) 132.591mph
29. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.730s (-0.517) 132.572mph
30. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 28.761s (-0.548) 132.429mph
31. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 28.804s (-0.591) 132.232mph
32. #38 J.J. Yeley Ford 28.808s (-0.595) 132.213mph
33. #34 David Gilliland Ford 28.844s (-0.631) 132.048mph
34. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 28.886s (-0.673) 131.856mph
35. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 28.899s (-0.686) 131.797mph
36. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 28.997s (-0.784) 131.352mph
37. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 29.010s (-0.797) 131.293mph
38. #55 Travis Kvapil Ford 29.062s (-0.849) 131.058mph
39. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.112s (-0.899) 130.833mph
40. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 29.161s (-0.948) 130.613mph
41. #37 Josh Wise Ford 29.175s (-0.962) 130.550mph
42. #71 Andy Lally+* Ford 29.575s (-1.362) 128.784mph
43. #46 Scott Speed Ford 29.230s (-1.017) 130.305mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #135 Steve Park Chevrolet 29.664s (-1.451) 128.398mph
45. #150 T.J. Bell* Chevrolet 29.877s (-1.664) 127.483mph

Practice 1

1. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.473s (Leader) 133.769 mph
2. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 28.500s (-0.027) 133.642 mph
3. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.520s (-0.047) 133.548 mph
4. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.553s (-0.080) 133.394 mph
5. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 28.561s (-0.088) 133.357 mph
6. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.576s (-0.103) 133.287 mph
7. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 28.582s (-0.109) 133.259 mph
8. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 28.610s (-0.137) 133.128 mph
9. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.615s (-0.142) 133.105 mph
10. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 28.624s (-0.151) 133.063 mph
11. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.649s (-0.176) 132.947 mph
12. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 28.656s (-0.183) 132.915 mph
13. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.660s (-0.187) 132.896 mph
14. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.669s (-0.196) 132.854 mph
15. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 28.671s (-0.198) 132.845 mph
16. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.675s (-0.202) 132.827 mph
17. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.677s (-0.204) 132.817 mph
18. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 28.684s (-0.211) 132.785 mph
19. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.687s (-0.214) 132.771 mph
20. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.700s (-0.227) 132.711 mph
21. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 28.741s (-0.268) 132.521 mph
22. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.743s (-0.270) 132.512 mph
23. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.767s (-0.294) 132.402 mph
24. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 28.776s (-0.303) 132.360 mph
25. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 28.835s (-0.362) 132.089 mph
26. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.836s (-0.363) 132.085 mph
27. #6 David Ragan Ford 28.865s (-0.392) 131.952 mph
28. #34 David Gilliland Ford 28.873s (-0.400) 131.916 mph
29. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 28.923s (-0.450) 131.688 mph
30. #55 Travis Kvapil Ford 28.946s (-0.473) 131.583 mph
31. #38 J.J. Yeley Ford 28.950s (-0.477) 131.565 mph
32. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 28.952s (-0.479) 131.556 mph
33. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 28.953s (-0.480) 131.551 mph
34. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 29.019s (-0.546) 131.252 mph
35. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 29.034s (-0.561) 131.184 mph
36. #46 Scott Speed Ford 29.036s (-0.563) 131.175 mph
37. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 29.066s (-0.593) 131.040 mph
38. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.070s (-0.597) 131.022 mph
39. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.083s (-0.610) 130.963 mph
40. #37 Josh Wise Ford 29.101s (-0.628) 130.882 mph
41. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 29.115s (-0.642) 130.819 mph
42. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 29.308s (-0.835) 129.958 mph
43. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 29.417s (-0.944) 129.476 mph
44. #135 Steve Park Chevrolet 29.488s (-1.015) 129.164 mph
45. #150 T.J. Bell* Chevrolet 29.722s (-1.249) 128.148 mph

+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie



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