Newman Rockets To Busch Pole
August 25, 2006 | 6:15 P.M. EST
Ryan Newman captured his 11th career NASCAR Busch Series pole by taking the top spot for tonight’s Food City 250 with a fast lap of 124.436 mph around Bristol Motor Speedway.
Newman, who is the defending race winner of the event, won his first Busch Series Pole at BMS in his fourth career start at the .533-mile oval.
Reed Sorenson, Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top five.
Last year's polesitter for this event, Kyle Busch, qualified sixth with a best lap of 123.221 mph.
Mike Skinner, Jeff Burton and Ron Hornaday Jr. complete the top nine with Paul Menard scoring the best start for a Busch Series regular with his 10th place qualifying run.
Championship points leader Kevin Harvick will start his No. 21 U.S. Coast Guard Chevrolet from 30th place.
Carl Long, Caleb Holman, D.J. Kennington and Brad Keselowski failed to make the 43-car field.
Tonight’s Food City 250 is scheduled to take at the green flag at the .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway at 7:50 PM (ET).