NASCAR New Hampshire Starting Lineup: Ryan Newman Leads Sprint Cup Qualifying

The Rocket Man is back.

Ryan Newman picked up yet another pole position on Friday, turning a lap of 135.232 mph to claim the top qualifying spot for Sunday's NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Newman, who has 47 career poles but hadn't been in the No. 1 spot in more than a year, went out 44th of 46 cars and knocked David Reutimann from the pole with a new track record.

Stewart-Haas Racing teammate/owner Tony Stewart qualified on the outside pole position, which relegated Reutimann to third.

Kurt Busch will start fourth, followed by Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski.

Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Juan Pablo Montoya, Paul Menard and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top 10.

Three cars – Dennis Setzer, Scott Ribbs and Tony Raines – failed to qualify for Sunday's race.

Here's the starting lineup for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

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