On Thursday, Ryan Newman established a new track record and captured the pole position for Sunday night’s Coca Cola 600
at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. He circled the 1.5 mile track in a record 27.981 seconds, eclipsing his old mark of 28.590 seconds set last fall. It was his fourth pole position victory this season and the 31st of his career. Starting on the front row with him was Jeff Gordon. Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne started in row two.