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Indianapolis: Cup qualifying

Ryan Newman was able to depose Jimmie Johnson from provisional pole for Sunday's Brickyard 400, setting a new NASCAR track record at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the process.
Stewart-Haas Racing's Ryan Newman will start from pole position for Sunday afternoon's NASCAR Sprint Cup Brickyard 400 event at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The last man to head out onto the track for his time trial, Newman set a new track record time on the 2.5-mile superspeedway oval with a lap of 47.992s (187.531mph) which was enough to oust long time provisional pole holder Jimmie Johnson by a slender 0.024s.

It's Newman's 50th pole in 424 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, the ninth driver to reach the landmark. It's his first pole position of 2013 and his first at IMS.

Behind the front row men, Carl Edwards will line up alongside Denny Hamlin on the second row of the grid. Former Indianapolis 500 competitors included Tony Stewart (fifth), Juan Pablo Montoya (eighth), AJ Allmendinger (14th) and Danica Patrick (33rd).

Failing to qualify for the 43-car grid were Mike Bliss and Scott Speed.

Qualifying times

1. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 47.992s (Pole) 187.531mph
2. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 48.016s (+ 0.024s) 187.438mph
3. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 48.088s (+ 0.096s) 187.157mph
4. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 48.097s (+ 0.105s) 187.122mph
5. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 48.173s (+ 0.181s) 186.827mph
6. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 48.200s (+ 0.208s) 186.722mph
7. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 48.223s (+ 0.231s) 186.633mph
8. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 48.248s (+ 0.256s) 186.536mph
9. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 48.264s (+ 0.272s) 186.474mph
10. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 48.314s (+ 0.322s) 186.281mph
11. #22 Joey Logano Ford 48.399s (+ 0.407s) 185.954mph
12. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 48.408s (+ 0.416s) 185.920mph
13. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 48.442s (+ 0.450s) 185.789mph
14. #51 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 48.477s (+ 0.485s) 185.655mph
15. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 48.486s (+ 0.494s) 185.621mph
16. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 48.531s (+ 0.539s) 185.448mph
17. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 48.534s (+ 0.542s) 185.437mph
18. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 48.601s (+ 0.609s) 185.181mph
19. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 48.622s (+ 0.630s) 185.101mph
20. #33 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 48.659s (+ 0.667s) 184.961mph
21. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 48.703s (+ 0.711s) 184.794mph
22. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 48.734s (+ 0.742s) 184.676mph
23. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 48.742s (+ 0.750s) 184.646mph
24. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 48.756s (+ 0.764s) 184.593mph
25. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 48.771s (+ 0.779s) 184.536mph
26. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 48.832s (+ 0.840s) 184.305mph
27. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 48.901s (+ 0.909s) 184.045mph
28. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 48.938s (+ 0.946s) 183.906mph
29. #40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 48.962s (+ 0.970s) 183.816mph
30. #13 Casey Mears Ford 48.979s (+ 0.987s) 183.752mph
31. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 49.092s (+ 1.100s) 183.329mph
32. #35 Josh Wise Ford 49.168s (+ 1.176s) 183.046mph
33. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 49.197s (+ 1.205s) 182.938mph
34. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 49.227s (+ 1.235s) 182.826mph
35. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 49.229s (+ 1.237s) 182.819mph
36. #34 David Ragan Ford 49.329s (+ 1.337s) 182.448mph
37. #30 David Stremme Toyota 49.539s (+ 1.547s) 181.675mph *
38. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 49.577s (+ 1.585s) 181.536mph *
39. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 49.658s (+ 1.666s) 181.240mph *
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 49.772s (+ 1.780s) 180.825mph *
41. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 50.034s (+ 2.042s) 179.878mph *
42. #38 David Gilliland Ford 50.126s (+ 2.134s) 179.548mph *
43. #32 Timmy Hill Ford 50.344s (+ 2.352s) 178.770mph *

Did Not Qualify

#19 Mike Bliss Toyota 49.483s (+ 1.491s) 181.881mph
#95 Scott Speed Ford 50.780s (+ 2.788s) 177.235mph

* denotes qualified on owner points

Practice 1 times

1. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 48.541s (Leader) 185.410mph (22 laps)
2. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 48.821s (-0.280s) 184.347mph (17 laps)
3. #33 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 48.928s (-0.387s) 183.944mph (16 laps)
4. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 48.993s (-0.452s) 183.700mph (14 laps)
5. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 49.009s (-0.468s) 183.640mph (30 laps)
6. #22 Joey Logano Ford 49.090s (-0.549s) 183.337mph (18 laps)
7. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 49.287s (-0.746s) 182.604mph (16 laps)
8. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 49.297s (-0.756s) 182.567mph (15 laps)
9. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 49.313s (-0.772s) 182.508mph (20 laps)
10. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 49.370s (-0.829s) 182.297mph (19 laps)
11. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 49.424s (-0.883s) 182.098mph (26 laps)
12. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 49.428s (-0.887s) 182.083mph (27 laps)
13. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 49.562s (-1.021s) 181.591mph (22 laps)
14. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 49.586s (-1.045s) 181.503mph (24 laps)
15. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 49.598s (-1.057s) 181.459mph (8 laps)
16. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 49.684s (-1.143s) 181.145mph (19 laps)
17. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 49.740s (-1.199s) 180.941mph (28 laps)
18. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 49.842s (-1.301s) 180.571mph (19 laps)
19. #40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 49.882s (-1.341s) 180.426mph (3 laps)
20. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 50.003s (-1.462s) 179.989mph (16 laps)
21. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 50.023s (-1.482s) 179.917mph (18 laps)
22. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 50.024s (-1.483s) 179.914mph (16 laps)
23. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 50.025s (-1.484s) 179.910mph (22 laps)
24. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 50.048s (-1.507s) 179.827mph (10 laps)
25. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 50.103s (-1.562s) 179.630mph (15 laps)
26. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 50.283s (-1.742s) 178.987mph (19 laps)
27. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 50.298s (-1.757s) 178.934mph (23 laps)
28. #35 Josh Wise Ford 50.457s (-1.916s) 178.370mph (10 laps)
29. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 50.466s (-1.925s) 178.338mph (16 laps)
30. #51 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 50.478s (-1.937s) 178.295mph (12 laps)
31. #13 Casey Mears Ford 50.515s (-1.974s) 178.165mph (15 laps)
32. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 50.682s (-2.141s) 177.578mph (17 laps)
33. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 50.767s (-2.226s) 177.281mph (13 laps)
34. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 50.769s (-2.228s) 177.274mph (5 laps)
35. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 50.884s (-2.343s) 176.873mph (12 laps)
36. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 50.932s (-2.391s) 176.706mph (17 laps)
37. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 51.250s (-2.709s) 175.610mph (18 laps)
38. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 51.260s (-2.719s) 175.575mph (7 laps)
39. #34 David Ragan Ford 51.462s (-2.921s) 174.886mph (8 laps)
40. #32 Timmy Hill Ford 51.467s (-2.926s) 174.869mph (20 laps)
41. #95 Scott Speed Ford 51.487s (-2.946s) 174.801mph (7 laps)
42. #30 David Stremme Toyota 51.504s (-2.963s) 174.744mph (13 laps)
43. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 51.504s (-2.963s) 174.744mph (3 laps)
44. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 51.652s (-3.111s) 174.243mph (4 laps)
45. #38 David Gilliland Ford 51.784s (-3.243s) 173.799mph (9 laps)



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Jimmie Johnson, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS qualified 2nd Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday`s Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo Credit: Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS qualified 2nd Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday`s Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo Credit: Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)
Ryan Newman, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #39 Quicken Loans/The Smurfs Chevrolet SS was the pole winner Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday`s Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Newman’s track-record run of 187.531 mph and 47.992 seconds gave him his 50th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) pole. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett for Chevrolet)
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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)
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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Hertz Ford, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship in Victory Lane with the trophy, NASCAR President Mike Helton and sportscaster Krista Voda during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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