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New Hampshire: Cup qualifying

Ryan Newman will start the second race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase on Sunday from pole position alongside Kasey Kahne at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Ryan Newman was one of the final drivers to make his qualifying tun at the one-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but his time of 27.904s (136.497mph) was enough to oust long-time provisional polesitter Kasey Kahne from the top spot by just 0.085s.

It's Newman's second pole of the year, the seventh time he's taken the lead spot in 24 races at Loudon and his 51st pole in 432 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. His laptime broke the previous track qualifying record of 135.922mph set earlier this year by Brad Keselowski, who this time qualified in 20th for Sunday afternoon's race.

"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," he joked afterwards. "This track is the birthplace of track position and qualifying great with our Quicken Loans Chevrolet is extremely important obviously for where we are in the points and this time of year.

"It is really difficult to pass," he added, pointing out what advantages pole meant for him this weekend: "Having a good pit selection; having all those things we've had so many times before."

The second row was also an all-Chase affair with Jeff Gordon starting alongside Kurt Busch, while the man who so cruelly lost out on a Chase spot after the post-Richmond penalties on Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the race, Martin Truex Jr., will line-up in fifth place alongside Joey Logano.

The remaining Chase contenders are led by Kevin Harvick in eighth, Matt Kenseth in ninth and Greg Biffle in tenth. Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch occupy row six, with Denny Hamlin in 14th, Dale Earnhardt in 17th and Carl Edwards in 26th.

The Nationwide Series is racing at Kentucky Speedway this weekend, which means Brian Vickers is missing the Cup sessions until race day and his place in the #55 is being filled by Kenny Wallace in the meantime. The Camping World Truck Series is having a rest weekend.

Qualifying times

1. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 27.904s (Pole) 136.497mph
2. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 27.989s (+ 0.085s) 136.082mph
3. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 27.995s (+ 0.091s) 136.053mph
4. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 28.033s (+ 0.129s) 135.868mph
5. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.081s (+ 0.177s) 135.636mph
6. #22 Joey Logano Ford 28.104s (+ 0.200s) 135.525mph
7. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.117s (+ 0.213s) 135.463mph
8. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.128s (+ 0.224s) 135.410mph
9. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 28.136s (+ 0.232s) 135.371mph
10. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.170s (+ 0.266s) 135.208mph
11. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.187s (+ 0.283s) 135.126mph
12. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.193s (+ 0.289s) 135.097mph
13. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 28.198s (+ 0.294s) 135.073mph
14. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.209s (+ 0.305s) 135.021mph
15. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 28.216s (+ 0.312s) 134.987mph
16. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 28.236s (+ 0.332s) 134.892mph
17. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.323s (+ 0.419s) 134.477mph
18. #14 Mark Martin Chevrolet 28.335s (+ 0.431s) 134.420mph
19. #34 David Ragan Ford 28.362s (+ 0.458s) 134.292mph
20. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 28.378s (+ 0.474s) 134.217mph
21. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 28.383s (+ 0.479s) 134.193mph
22. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.396s (+ 0.492s) 134.132mph
23. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.428s (+ 0.524s) 133.981mph
24. #38 David Gilliland Ford 28.468s (+ 0.564s) 133.792mph
25. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.473s (+ 0.569s) 133.769mph
26. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.501s (+ 0.597s) 133.637mph
27. #51 Michael McDowell Chevrolet 28.520s (+ 0.616s) 133.548mph
28. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 28.526s (+ 0.622s) 133.520mph
29. #55 Kenny Wallace Toyota 28.550s (+ 0.646s) 133.408mph
30. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 28.573s (+ 0.669s) 133.301mph
31. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 28.577s (+ 0.673s) 133.282mph
32. #40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 28.601s (+ 0.697s) 133.170mph
33. #30 Kevin Swindell Toyota 28.775s (+ 0.871s) 132.365mph
34. #13 Casey Mears Ford 28.804s (+ 0.900s) 132.232mph
35. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 28.811s (+ 0.907s) 132.200mph
36. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 28.819s (+ 0.915s) 132.163mph
37. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 28.835s (+ 0.931s) 132.089mph
38. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 28.844s (+ 0.940s) 132.048mph
39. #33 Tony Raines Chevrolet 28.965s (+ 1.061s) 131.497mph
40. #95 Scott Riggs Ford 29.067s (+ 1.163s) 131.035mph
41. #98 Johnny Sauter Ford 29.161s (+ 1.257s) 130.613mph
42. #32 Timmy Hill Ford 29.579s (+ 1.675s) 128.767mph
43. #35 Josh Wise Ford No time

Practice 1 times

1. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 28.244s (Leader) 134.853mph (26 laps)
2. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 28.323s (-0.079s) 134.477mph (30 laps)
3. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.331s (-0.087s) 134.439mph (20 laps)
4. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.346s (-0.102s) 134.368mph (22 laps)
5. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.360s (-0.116s) 134.302mph (34 laps)
6. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.379s (-0.135s) 134.212mph (15 laps)
7. #22 Joey Logano Ford 28.389s (-0.145s) 134.165mph (30 laps)
8. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.417s (-0.173s) 134.032mph (28 laps)
9. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.426s (-0.182s) 133.990mph (35 laps)
10. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.428s (-0.184s) 133.981mph (30 laps)
11. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 28.444s (-0.200s) 133.905mph (23 laps)
12. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 28.448s (-0.204s) 133.886mph (29 laps)
13. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.448s (-0.204s) 133.886mph (25 laps)
14. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 28.517s (-0.273s) 133.562mph (24 laps)
15. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 28.522s (-0.278s) 133.539mph (21 laps)
16. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.525s (-0.281s) 133.525mph (23 laps)
17. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.571s (-0.327s) 133.310mph (20 laps)
18. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.585s (-0.341s) 133.245mph (24 laps)
19. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 28.594s (-0.350s) 133.203mph (15 laps)
20. #38 David Gilliland Ford 28.603s (-0.359s) 133.161mph (22 laps)
21. #51 Michael McDowell Chevrolet 28.619s (-0.375s) 133.086mph (27 laps)
22. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.643s (-0.399s) 132.975mph (20 laps)
23. #34 David Ragan Ford 28.649s (-0.405s) 132.947mph (38 laps)
24. #14 Mark Martin Chevrolet 28.660s (-0.416s) 132.896mph (23 laps)
25. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 28.666s (-0.422s) 132.868mph (14 laps)
26. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.679s (-0.435s) 132.808mph (16 laps)
27. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 28.693s (-0.449s) 132.743mph (22 laps)
28. #35 Josh Wise Ford 28.759s (-0.515s) 132.439mph (25 laps)
29. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.866s (-0.622s) 131.948mph (20 laps)
30. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 28.891s (-0.647s) 131.833mph (27 laps)
31. #13 Casey Mears Ford 28.922s (-0.678s) 131.692mph (25 laps)
32. #40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 28.954s (-0.710s) 131.547mph (18 laps)
33. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 28.961s (-0.717s) 131.515mph (22 laps)
34. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 28.973s (-0.729s) 131.460mph (24 laps)
35. #55 Kenny Wallace Toyota 28.984s (-0.740s) 131.410mph (26 laps)
36. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 29.007s (-0.763s) 131.306mph (28 laps)
37. #30 Kevin Swindell Toyota 29.052s (-0.808s) 131.103mph (26 laps)
38. #33 Tony Raines Chevrolet 29.204s (-0.960s) 130.420mph (19 laps)
39. #98 Johnny Sauter Ford 29.223s (-0.979s) 130.336mph (15 laps)
40. #95 Scott Riggs Ford 29.407s (-1.163s) 129.520mph (11 laps)
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.455s (-1.211s) 129.309mph (8 laps)
42. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 29.621s (-1.377s) 128.584mph (11 laps)
43. #32 Timmy Hill Ford 29.742s (-1.498s) 128.061mph (13 laps)



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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: 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)
Ryan Newman, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS qualified 20th Friday, September 13, 2013 for Sunday`s Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Newman is 12th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings and is in the Chase. (Picture Credit: Brian Lawdermilk for Chevrolet)
Kurt Busch, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #78 Furniture Row Racing/Denver Mattress Chevrolet SS qualified 4th Friday, September 20, 2013 for the Sylvania 300 race Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Busch is 6th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk for Chevrolet)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS qualified 3rd Friday, September 20, 2013 for the Sylvania 300 race Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Gordon is 7th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo Credit: Alan Marler for Chevrolet)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., left, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #88 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet SS qualified 17th and Kasey Kahne, right, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS qualified 2nd Friday, September 20, 2013 for the Sylvania 300 race Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Earnhardt Jr. is 13th, Kahne is 10th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo Credit: Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)
Ryan Newman, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS captured the pole Friday, September 20, 2013 for the Sylvania 300 race Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Newman is 8th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo Credit: Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, leads the field after a restart during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, places his name in the top twelve on The Chase Grid after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, puts the winner`s sticker on his car in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Cars race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, leads Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Johnny Sauter, driver of the #98 Nextant/Curb Records Toyota, leads the field through the green flag to start the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, crosses the finishline to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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