Newman on All-Star Pole

Ryan Newman has taken pole position for Saturday night's Nextel All-Star Challenge, a non-championship Nextel Cup event held at Lowe's Motor Speedway

Newman on All-Star Pole

Newman was three quarters of a second faster than Mark Martin in the unique qualifying format for the Challenge, which sees each competitor timed over three laps including a four tyre pit stop. Third is Newman's teammate Rusty Wallace.

Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Dale Jarrett will start in the last four places on the grid, Stewart spinning while the other three were penalised 20 seconds for speeding on pit road.

The twenty drivers in the Nextel All-Star Challenge will be joined by the winner of the Nextel Open, Mike Bliss taking pole position just ahead of Kyle Busch and Casey Mears.

Nextel All-Star Challenge Qualifying Pos Driver Make Time 1. Ryan Newman Dodge 122.443 2. Mark Martin Ford 123.192 - 0.749 3. Rusty Wallace Dodge 123.227 - 0.784 4. Elliott Sadler Ford 123.414 - 0.971 5. Kasey Kahne Dodge 124.197 - 1.754 6. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 124.625 - 2.182 7. Carl Edwards Ford 124.887 - 2.444 8. Kurt Busch Ford 125.171 - 2.728 9. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 125.271 - 2.828 10. Matt Kenseth Ford 125.896 - 3.453 11. Greg Biffle Ford 126.725 - 4.282 12. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 127.116 - 4.673 13. Terry Labonte Chevrolet 128.399 - 5.956 14. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 128.673 - 6.230 15. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 129.691 - 7.248 16. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 134.626 -12.183 17. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 137.819 -15.376 18. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 144.221 -21.778 19. Dale Jarrett Ford 145.571 -23.128 20. Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 146.022 -23.579 Nextel Open Qualifying Pos Driver Make Time 1. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 28.540 2. Kyle Busch Chevrolet 28.617 - 0.077 3. Casey Mears Dodge 28.639 - 0.099 4. Travis Kvapil Dodge 28.663 - 0.123 5. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 28.797 - 0.257 6. Ken Schrader Dodge 28.833 - 0.293 7. Kevin Lepage Dodge 28.856 - 0.316 8. Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 28.870 - 0.330 9. Jimmy Spencer Dodge 28.882 - 0.342 10. Ricky Rudd Ford 28.882 - 0.342 11. Bobby Hamilton Jr Chevrolet 28.891 - 0.351 12. Robby Gordon Chevrolet 28.932 - 0.392 13. Sterling Marlin Dodge 28.942 - 0.402 14. Jeff Green Dodge 29.018 - 0.478 15. Scott Wimmer Dodge 29.109 - 0.569 16. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.208 - 0.668 17. Jamie McMurray Dodge 29.218 - 0.678 18. Kyle Petty Dodge 29.247 - 0.707 19. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.405 - 0.865 20. Hermie Sadler Ford 29.429 - 0.889 21. Derrike Cope Chevrolet 29.545 - 1.005 22. Boris Said Chevrolet 29.556 - 1.016 23. Eric McClure Chevrolet 29.645 - 1.105 24. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 29.759 - 1.219 25. Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 30.080 - 1.540 26. Morgan Shepherd Dodge 30.239 - 1.699 27. Scott Riggs Chevrolet no time 28. Jason Leffler Chevrolet no time 
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