Newman knocks Johnson off of Brickyard pole

Jul. 27, 2013 @ 04:58 PM

Jimmie Johnson was back out front at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for at least an hour Saturday.

Then Ryan Newman knocked him down a peg.

The last driver to make a qualifying lap Saturday turned a lap at 187.531 mph to set a track record and claim the pole for Sunday's race.

It was the 50th pole of Newman's career, but first since late in the 2011 season.

Johnson's lap of 187.438 put the No. 48 on top of the scoring tower for most of the qualifying session. He waited out more than 30 drivers to see if his lap would hold, and it did until Newman's run.

Carl Edwards qualified third at 187.157 and was followed by Denny Hamlin and two-time Indy winner Tony Stewart.

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After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday
At Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis
Lap length: 2.5 miles
(Car number in parentheses)

1. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 187.531 mph.

2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 187.438.

3. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 187.157.

4. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 187.122.

5. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 186.827.

6. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 186.722.

7. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 186.633.

8. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 186.536.

9. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 186.474.

10. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 186.281.

11. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 185.954.

12. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 185.92.

13. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 185.789.

14. (51) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 185.655.

15. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 185.621.

16. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 185.448.

17. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 185.437.

18. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 185.181.

19. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 185.101.

20. (33) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 184.961.

21. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 184.794.

22. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 184.676.

23. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 184.646.

24. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 184.593.

25. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 184.536.

26. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 184.305.

27. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 184.045.

28. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 183.906.

29. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 183.816.

30. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 183.752.

31. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 183.329.

32. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 183.046.

33. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 182.938.

34. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 182.826.

35. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 182.819.

36. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 182.448.

37. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, owner points.

38. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, owner points.

39. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, owner points.

40. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, owner points.

41. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, owner points.

42. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, owner points.

43. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, owner points.
Failed to Qualify

44. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 181.881.

45. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 177.235.

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