Newman scores Brickyard pole

Mew,am scores his first career pole at Indy

Ryan Newman scores his first career pole at Indy

Ryan Newman might not have a drive for 2014 but a pole position for this weekend’s Samuel Deeds 400 at Indianapolis will do his prospects no harm.

Newman was the final qualifier around the ‘Brickyard’ knocking series points leader Jimmie Johnson off the top spot.

The Stewart-Haas driver turned a track-record lap of 187.531 mph to claim his first Coors Light Pole Award of the season and the 50th of his career.

Newman was the fastest of nine drivers to break the previous Indy track record, with Australia’s Marcos Ambrose the next best in 10th.

“We improved a lot and I am pretty happy with that lap,” said Ambrose.

“We were much better in qualifying trim than what we were in practice yesterday. I feel good about that.”

Mike Bliss and Scott Speed failed to qualify for the 43-car field.

QUALIFYING: Crown Royal presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard powered  

POS 

Driver

Car #

Make

Sponsor

MPH

Time

1

Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet Quicken Loans / The Smurfs 187.531 47.992

2

Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 187.438 -0.024

3

Carl Edwards 99 Ford Fastenal 187.157 -0.096

4

Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota FedEx Express 187.122 -0.105

5

Tony Stewart 14 Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops 186.827 -0.181

6

Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet Furniture Row-Beautyrest 186.722 -0.208

7

Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet Great Clips 186.633 -0.231

8

Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet Target 186.536 -0.256

9

Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet Pepsi MAX 186.474 -0.272

10

Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford DeWalt 186.281 -0.322

11

Joey Logano 22 Ford Shell-Pennzoil 185.954 -0.407

12

Brad Keselowski 2 Ford Miller Lite 185.920 -0.416

13

Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota Dollar General 185.789 -0.450

14

AJ Allmendinger 51 Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services Inc. 185.655 -0.485

15

Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet National Guard 185.621 -0.494

16

Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet Caterpillar 185.448 -0.539

17

Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota RK Motors Charlotte 185.437 -0.542

18

Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet CESSNA 185.181 -0.609

19

Kyle Busch 18 Toyota M&M’s Red-White-Blue M-Prove America 185.101 -0.630

20

Austin Dillon 33 Chevrolet Mycogen Seeds 184.961 -0.667

21

Aric Almirola 43 Ford Eckrich 184.794 -0.711

22

Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper 184.676 -0.742

23

Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet Menards / Duracell 184.646 -0.750

24

Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet Jimmy John’s 184.593 -0.764

25

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 Ford Ford EcoBoost 184.536 -0.779

26

Mark Martin 55 Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 184.305 -0.840

27

Greg Biffle 16 Ford 3M Safety 184.045 -0.909

28

Trevor Bayne 21 Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 183.906 -0.946

29

Landon Cassill 40 Toyota LittleJoe’sAuto.com 183.816 -0.970

30

Casey Mears 13 Ford GEICO 183.752 -0.987

31

David Reutimann 83 Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper 183.329 -1.100

32

Josh Wise 35 Ford MDS Transport 183.046 -1.176

33

Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 182.938 -1.205

34

Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota Scott Products 182.826 -1.235

35

Michael McDowell 98 Ford K-Love/Curb Records 182.819 -1.237

36

David Ragan 34 Ford CSX – Play It Safe 182.448 -1.337

37

David Stremme 30 Toyota Swan Energy 181.675 -1.547

38

Martin Truex Jr 56 Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 181.536 -1.585

39

J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet TBA 181.240 -1.666

40

Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota TBA 180.825 -1.780

41

Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet TBA 179.878 -2.042

42

David Gilliland 38 Ford Long John Silver’s 179.548 -2.134

43

Timmy Hill 32 Ford OXY Water 178.770 -2.352

 

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