Newman Takes Another Pole
June 2, 2001 | 12:00 A.M. EST
Newman put together a 171.162 mph lap on the 1.5-mile tri-oval to top three-time ARCA champ Tim Steele, who qualified at 170.827.
Newman is coming off his first NASCAR Winston Cup pole of his career at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600. He spun out of that race early, but he recovered in his first visit to Kansas City to put Penske Racing out front again.
ARCA points leader Frank Kimmel qualified in the third position at 169.173 mph. He will be joined in the third row by Ed Berrier, who turned in a 167.530 mph run. Mike Swaim Jr. rounded out the Top 5 with a 166.430 mph qualifying run.
Newman and Kimmel were on top in Happy Hour practice on Friday, too. Kimmel’s 168.819 mph practice lap topped Newman’s 168.592 mph run.
The ARCA BPU 200 is scheduled to begin at 3:45 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon.