Pole Report: Newman grabs pole in rain-delayed qualifying

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With 5 cars to go, Mother Nature let loose at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, almost forcing NASCAR to form the starting lineup via practice times. However, they were able to quickly dry the track and push the last five cars out in the midst of a window. Ryan Newman was the last to go and the fastest out of all 45 cars that qualified with a time of 28.213 seconds at 135.002 MPH. This is his 49th pole in 360 Sprint Cup series races, which makes him tied ninth with Bobby Isaac for the all-time series poles list. This is Newman’s third pole of the year and his sixth pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Tune in Sunday on ESPN for the Sylvania 300!

1. Ryan Newman
2. Kasey Kahne
3. Brian Vickers
4. Greg Biffle
5. Kurt Busch
6. Kevin Harvick
7. Jeff Gordon
8. Kyle Busch
9. Martin Truex Jr.
10. Jimmie Johnson
11. Clint Bowyer
12. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
13. A.J. Allmendinger
14. Paul Menard
15. Bobby Labonte
16. Brad Keselowski
17. Regan Smith
18. Jeff Burton
19. David Reutimann
20. Tony Stewart
21. Mark Martin
22. Dave Blaney
23. Carl Edwards
24. Joey Logano
25. Jamie McMurray
26. David Ragan
27. Matt Kenseth
28. Denny Hamlin
29. Marcos Ambrose
30. Landon Cassill
31. Juan Pablo Montoya
32. J.J. Yeley
33. David Gilliland
34. David Stremme
35. Michael McDowell
36. Robby Gordon
37. Casey Mears
38. Travis Kvapil
39. Joe Nemechek
40. Mike Bliss
41. Josh Wise
42. Andy Lally
43. Scott Speed

Who did not make it:
T.J. Bell
Steve Park

Television schedule:
Practice- 9:40 AM ET Saturday- not televised
Practice- 11:30 AM ET Saturday on SPEED
Sylvania 300- 2 PM ET Sunday on ESPN

Pole Report: Newman grabs pole in rain-delayed qualifying Pole Report: Newman grabs pole in rain-delayed qualifying Reviewed by Holly Machuga on Friday, September 23, 2011 Rating: 5