Ryan Newman led the way for Stewart-Haas Racing in qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway, posting a quick time of 193.251 mph (27.943 seconds) in the No. 39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet Impala, good for third-place on the field in the Bank of America 500; Newman was one of three drivers, along with pole sitter Greg Biffle and Mark Martin, to break the old track record of 193.216 mph. The boss, however, didn’t have as good a time on Thursday night at NASCAR’s home track, as Tony Stewart qualified 32nd in the No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet with a speed of 189.587 mph (28.483 seconds).
|Newman's Quicken Loans/Ninja Turtles No. 39 in the pits|
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