Newman Takes Pole in Michigan

Ryan Newman has taken his fifth pole of the year at the Michigan International Speedway, also setting a new track record by lapping the circuit at a speed of 194.232 mph

Newman Takes Pole in Michigan

Newman's lap easily beat the existing track record of 191.149 mph, held by Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will line up tomorrow in an extremely disappointing 41st position.

Newman was half a mile faster than second-placed Casey Mears, who just pipped Tony Stewart for the front row position for tomorrow's Batman Begins 400.

Championship leader Jimmie Johnson will line up on the eight row, with his closest rival Greg Biffle will start from 25th on the grid.

Pos Driver Make Speed 1. Ryan Newman Dodge 194.232 2. Casey Mears Dodge 193.757 3. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 193.512 4. Kasey Kahne Dodge 193.123 5. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 193.086 6. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 193.055 7. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 192.818 8. Robby Gordon Chevrolet 192.771 9. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 192.658 10. Bill Elliott Dodge 192.658 11. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 192.606 12. Rusty Wallace Dodge 192.555 13. Kurt Busch Ford 192.555 14. Dale Jarrett Ford 192.493 15. Mark Martin Ford 192.38 16. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 192.313 17. Kyle Busch* Chevrolet 192.225 18. Elliott Sadler Ford 192.102 19. Jeff Green Dodge 191.98 20. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 191.98 21. Matt Kenseth Ford 191.627 22. Scott Wimmer Dodge 191.627 23. Carl Edwards Ford 191.413 24. Jamie McMurray Dodge 191.306 25. Greg Biffle Ford 191.189 26. Jason Leffler Chevrolet 191.189 27. Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevrolet 190.739 28. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 190.587 29. Scott Riggs Chevrolet 190.582 30. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 190.491 31. Mike Skinner Dodge 190.376 32. Kyle Petty Dodge 190.37 33. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 190.179 34. Ricky Rudd Ford 190.129 35. Mike Garvey Ford 189.878 36. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 189.783 37. Travis Kvapil* Dodge 189.783 38. Ken Schrader Dodge 189.579 39. Kevin Lepage Dodge 189.449 40. Sterling Marlin Dodge 189.404 41. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 188.26 42. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 186.591 43. Stuart Kirby Chevrolet 188.848 
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