Ryan Newman used a track-record lap to fuel his run at a championship.
Newman set the New Hampshire Motor Speedway qualifying record with a lap of 136.497 mph to win the pole and headline a top 12 loaded with Chase drivers for Sunday's race.
Ryan Newman replaced Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on Monday night when NASCAR penalized Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of last weekend's race at Richmond.
The Rocket Man got his fuel back.
Ryan Newman snatched the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup race away from Jimmie Johnson with a blistering lap of 187.531 mph around Indianapolis Motor Speedway to set a track record for NASCAR races at the Brickyard.
His dirty work over, Austin Dillon dumped the black clump of dirt in a small jar, a nice souvenir for a victory four decades in the making.
Dillon left the rest of the field in his dust Wednesday night to win NASCAR's return to dirt racing in the Mudsummer Classic Truck Series races at Eldora Speedway.
Brad Keselowski is back on top of NASCAR.
Well, for a race, at least.
His first pole of the season might give his season the boost he needs to become a contender. Keselowski turned a lap of 135.922 mph on Friday to set a track record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.