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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Newman scored his sixth career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour pole on Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Behind the wheel of the No. 77 Menards/Curb Records Chevrolet, Newman posted a time of 28.952 seconds (131.556 mph) around the 1.058-mile oval.

All six of Newman’s career poles in the series have come at the ‘Magic Mile’ and he has already visited Victory Lane there twice. He will look for a third win there Saturday, before competing in the NASCAR Playoffs on Sunday.

Behind Newman, Rowan Pennink qualified second in his No. 3 Cape Cod Cooper/JDL Environmental Chevrolet for Boelher Racing. Pennink posted a quick time of 29.047 seconds (131.125 mph) as he seeks his first career New Hampshire victory. He will take the green from the outside of the front row.

Former Whelen Modified Tour champion Donny Lia makes his return to the Tour this weekend and posted a third fastest time with a lap of 29.113 seconds (130.828 mph) while driving for Tom Baldwin in the No. 7 Bardahl Chevrolet. Behind him, Timmy Solomito, who enters the race third in points, was fourth. Bristol winner Patrick Emerling rounded out the top five.

Six through 10 in the session went to Andy Seuss, Ron Silk, Doug Coby, David Sapienza and Brendon Bock.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track on Saturday, with the running of the F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The event will be the 14th of 16 on the 2017 championship points schedule.

1 77 Ryan Newman Curb Records 28.952
2 3 Rowan Pennink Cape Cod Copper/JDL Environmental 29.047
3 7 Donny Lia Bardahl 29.113
4 16 Timmy Solomito Starrett Racing 29.187
5 07 Patrick Emerling Buffalo Auto Auction 29.251
6 70 Andy Seuss Rockingham Boats 29.295
7 85 Ron Silk Stuart’s Automotive/J&R Pre-Cast 29.300
8 2 Doug Coby Mayhew Tools/Dunleavy/AJ Romano Const 29.411
9 36 David Sapienza Sapienza Enterprise 29.415
10 29 Brendon Bock Meadowbrook Collision 29.418
11 44 Bobby Santos Sully Tinio/Brendan Kelley Music 29.444
12 6 Jon McKennedy T.S. Hauler 29.496
13 58 Eric Goodale GAF Roofing 29.518
14 15 Chase Dowling 15-40 Connection 29.524
15 21 Ronnie Williams* Gershow Recycling 29.611
16 46 Craig Lutz Riverhead Building Supply 29.636
17 82 Woody Pitkat Horton Avenue Materials LLC 29.659
18 89 Matt Swanson Starrett Tools 29.672
19 92 Anthony Nocella Nocella Paving/Airgas 29.714
20 51 Justin Bonsignore Phoenix Communications, Inc. 29.815
21 24 Andrew Krause Supreme Manufacturing Co Inc 29.974
22 64 Rob Summers Hoosier Tire East/Fast Track Electrical/Hughes Motors 30.019
23 39 Calvin Carroll* Power with Prestige/Cruising w/Betty 30.734
24 33 Wade Cole Performance Engines/Kendall Oil 31.219
25 99 Jamie Tomaino Dunleavy Truck Repair/Atlantic Sprinkler 31.226
26 38 Dave Salzarulo Performance Engines/Kendal Oil/Ryan’s Oil 31.620
27 01 Melissa Fifield Eastern Propane & Oil 32.807
28 78 Walter Sutcliffe, Jr.* Last Minute Racing 34.008

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