Ryan Newman gets first pit pick with Coors Light Pole Award
Ryan Newman's seventh Coors Light Pole Award at New Hampshire Motor Speedway earned him the first pick of pit stalls on the Magic Mile pit road.
The No. 39 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet will be in the No. 1 box at the exit of pit road, heading into Turn 1 in the Sylvania 300 (Sunday, 2 p.m. ET, ESPN).
The second-fastest qualifier, Kasey Kahne, chose the No. 32 stall, seven boxes off of the start/finish line toward the Turn 4 side of pit road. His Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Jeff Gordon, qualified third and will pit across the front opening from him in stall No. 31.
The first opening on pit road, seven stalls off of the start/finish line toward Turn 1, five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is in the 18th box with Martin Truex Jr. across the opening in the 19th stall.
Three stalls off of the start/finish line on the Turn 4 side is the No. 78 of Kurt Busch, who will pit with a front opening, and Denny Hamlin is across from him in stall 28.
Two stalls from the entrance to pit road, Paul Menard has a front opening with Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Matt Kenseth across the opening in the 41st stall.