NEWMAN CLINCHES SEVENTH POLE IN 16 BUSCH RACES WITH RECORD-BREAKING QUALIFYING SPEED

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Ryan Newman won the pole position for the USG Durock 300 – and broke a Chicagoland Speedway record – with a qualifying speed of 186.438 mph this afternoon. Bobby Hamilton held the previous mark at 183.611 mph in 2004.

Tomorrow is Newman’s 16th career NASCAR Busch Series start and seventh from the pole position. He also has registered one career win, three top-five and nine top-10 finishes in the Busch races. Newman’s first career NASCAR Busch Series start came at North Carolina Speedway on Feb. 24, 2001, where he finished ninth.

Two other drivers – Kyle Busch and J.J. Yeley – also broke Hamilton’s previous track record. Busch secured the outside pole position for the second consecutive year with a qualifying speed of 184.281 mph.

J.J. Yeley posted a qualifying speed of 184.193, placing him in the third position for Saturday’s race. As a rookie in 2004, Yeley started and finished in the ninth position in his first race at Chicagoland Speedway.

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