Newman captures the NSCS Lenox Industrial Tools 301 pole

Ryan Newman captured the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Lenox Industrial Tools 301 pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday with a track record lap of 135.232 MPH (28.165 SECS).

[media-credit name=”CIA Stock Photo” align=”alignright” width=”218″][/media-credit]“It wasn’t a perfect, perfect lap, but the car has a lot of speed. And I’m just really proud of the U.S. Army Chevrolet guys and Stewart-Haas Racing and hopefully if Clint (Bowyer) doesn’t get a good lap, we can be on the front row here, which would be really cool. But we’ll see. We’ve got our fingers crossed.” Newman said.

Teammate Tony Stewart qualified second giving Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) a front-row sweep.

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“It’s awesome. We have a great group of guys at SHR. We’ve got great engines and great chassis from Henricks and I’m just really proud of our organization.” Stewart said.

This was Newman’s first pole of the season, 47th of his career, his fifth pole at NHIS and it’s the first time both SHR Chevrolet race cars will start side-by-side at the front of the field.

David Reutimann qualified third, Kurt Busch fourth and Brad Keselowski qualified fifth.

“It didn’t feel that good at all, but thankfully the Aaron’s Dream Machine has been pretty good since we unloaded. It ended up being okay there, but the clouds are coming now and it’s not going to do us any favors. The track is going to cool down some. Hopefully this will hold up for a good starting position on Sunday.” Reutimann said.

“A top-five starting spot is great. It keeps us up front in the mix and gives us a good pit selection.” Busch said.

“We started practice very strong, but fell off at the end. This was a good pickup from where we ended up in practice. It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish. This track has a short-track feel to it which I think is good; it serves the sport well. It’s a lot of fun to watch. I like this place.” Keselowski said.

Starting Lineup
Lenox Industrial Tools 301, New Hampshire Motor Speedway
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Pos. No. Driver Make Speed Time
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1 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 135.232 28.165
2 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 135.064 28.2
3 0 David Reutimann Toyota 134.763 28.263
4 22 Kurt Busch Dodge 134.34 28.352
5 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 134.15 28.392
6 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 134.122 28.398
7 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 134.075 28.408
8 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 133.788 28.469
9 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 133.778 28.471
10 4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 133.755 28.476
11 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 133.717 28.484
12 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 133.595 28.51
13 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 133.45 28.541
14 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 133.431 28.545
15 99 Carl Edwards Ford 133.408 28.55
16 20 Joey Logano Toyota 133.361 28.56
17 43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 133.114 28.613
18 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 133.096 28.617
19 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 133.026 28.632
20 16 Greg Biffle Ford 132.993 28.639
21 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 132.938 28.651
22 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 132.905 28.658
23 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 132.845 28.671
24 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 132.725 28.697
25 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 132.702 28.702
26 6 David Ragan Ford 132.665 28.71
27 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 132.531 28.739
28 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 132.402 28.767
29 30 David Stremme Chevrolet 132.232 28.804
30 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 132.131 28.826
31 13 Casey Mears Toyota 132.126 28.827
32 51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 131.888 28.879
33 66 Michael McDowell Toyota 131.406 28.985
34 34 David Gilliland Ford 131.401 28.986
35 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 131.306 29.007
36 55 Jeff Green Ford 131.175 29.036
37 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 130.977 29.08
38 38 J.J. Yeley Ford 130.95 29.086
39 60 Mike Skinner Toyota 130.761 29.128
40 46 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 130.184 29.257
41 32 Mike Bliss Ford 129.98 29.303
42 7 Scott Wimmer+ Dodge 128.268 29.694
43 71 Andy Lally* Ford 129.913 29.318

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