Seventh Heaven For Newman

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LOUDON, N.H. - Ryan Newman broke his one-year-old track qualifying Friday at New Hampshire International Speedway to win the top spot for Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup Series Sylvania 300.

It was Newman's seventh pole of the season and fourteenth career Winston Cup Bud Pole Award. His lap of 133.357 mph shattered the mark set in qualifying for last year's fall New hampshire race.

Terry Labonte continued his recent turnaround and qualified utside the front row with a lap of 132.780 mph. Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle and Michael Waltrip rounded out the Top 5.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Sterling Marlin and Jeremy Mayfield completed the first ten qualifiers.

Provisional starts went to Bobby Labonte, Kenny Wallace, Steve Park, Kyle Petty, Jason Leffler, Tony Raines and Christian Fittipaldi.

Four drivers failed to make the race - Derrike Cope, Larry Foyt, Morgan Shepherd and Carl Long.

Sunday's Sylvania 300 will take the green flag at 1 p.m. (ET) and be televised live by TNT,

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