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Ryan Newman wins Martinsville pole

NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Friday, October 23, 2009

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Ryan Newman
Ryan Newman won the pole for Sunday's race with a lap at 96.795 mph, followed by Jeff Gordon at 96.519. Mark Martin, who trails Johnson and Gordon at the midpoint of the 10-race playoff, will start fourth, giving Hendrick Motorsports two cars in the first two rows.

The pole is Newman's second of the season and 45th of his career.

"It's the place to be, no doubt, and it's the place to finish," Newman said.

Newman downplayed Johnson's poor showing, saying he noticed the three-time defending series champion spent very little time in practice working on his setup for the two-lap run.

In all, only four of the 12 participants in the Chase qualified ahead of Johnson. Most chose to focus on their racing setup with prospects for additional practice sketchy. Heavy rain fell early at the speedway, and more is forecast for Saturday.

With five races remaining in the Chase, Johnson holds a 90-point lead over Mark Martin and 135 over Jeff Gordon, both his teammates at Hendrick Motorsports.

Both Gordon (second) and Martin (fourth) will start ahead of Johnson.

"Any time we can put a gap between us and in pit selection, it's good for us," said Gordon, who has seven career wins at Martinsville and has finished in the top-five in 21 of his 33 races at the track.

"I feel like we have momentum right now and we want to keep pushing forward with that momentum and continue to put good, solid finishes in and hopefully start putting some wins together.

"This is a track where we can do that."

Lineup

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 96.795 19.563 Leader
2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet NationalGuard.com / DuPont 96.519 19.619 -0.056
3 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Vaseline Men Body Lotion 96.509 19.621 -0.058
4 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Kellogg's / Carquest 96.504 19.622 -0.059
5 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 96.117 19.701 -0.138
6 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel's 96.054 19.714 -0.151
7 20 Joey Logano* Toyota Farm Bureau Insurance 96.034 19.718 -0.155
8 96 Bobby Labonte Ford DLP 96.010 19.723 -0.160
9 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge McDonald's Monopoly 95.995 19.726 -0.163
10 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 95.908 19.744 -0.181
11 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing 95.903 19.745 -0.182
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard 95.830 19.760 -0.197
13 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Old Spice / Office Depot 95.825 19.761 -0.198
14 6 David Ragan Ford UPS 95.815 19.763 -0.200
15 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 95.777 19.771 -0.208
16 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Coleman Natural Foods 95.772 19.772 -0.209
17 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight 95.762 19.774 -0.211
18 82 Scott Speed* Toyota Red Bull 95.607 19.806 -0.243
19 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet BB&T 95.578 19.812 -0.249
20 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Filtrete 95.574 19.813 -0.250
21 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 95.545 19.819 -0.256
22 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 95.501 19.828 -0.265
23 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 95.477 19.833 -0.270
24 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 95.429 19.843 -0.280
25 37 Travis Kvapil Dodge Long John Silver's 95.381 19.853 -0.290
26 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 95.371 19.855 -0.292
27 34 John Andretti Chevrolet A&W All American Food 95.333 19.863 -0.300
28 187 Joe Nemechek Toyota NEMCO Motorsports 95.304 19.869 -0.306
29 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 95.275 19.875 -0.312
30 98 Paul Menard Ford Schrock Cabinetry / Menards 95.271 19.876 -0.313
31 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 95.242 19.882 -0.319
32 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt 95.232 19.884 -0.321
33 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Schrock Cabinetry / Menards 95.223 19.886 -0.323
34 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Little Debbie / Kingsford / Clorox 95.194 19.892 -0.329
35 171 David Gilliland Chevrolet TRG Motorsports 95.070 19.918 -0.355
36 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Adaptive One 94.984 19.936 -0.373
37 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 94.889 19.956 -0.393
38 09 Sterling Marlin Dodge Miccosukee Resort & Gaming 94.789 19.977 -0.414
39 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports 94.689 19.998 -0.435
40 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Best Buy 94.661 20.004 -0.441
41 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's Halloween 94.652 20.006 -0.443
42 36 Michael McDowell Toyota Wave Energy Drink 94.637 20.009 -0.446
43 64 Derrike Cope Toyota Gunselman Motorsports 93.539 20.244 -0.681
Did Not Qualify
44 73 Josh Wise Dodge Arnold Development Companies 92.443 20.484 -0.921

+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie

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