New Hampshire 301 2016: NASCAR Qualifying Results & Lineup

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Jimmie Johnson earned his first-ever pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday. (Getty)

Jimmie Johnson accomplished something Friday he had never done before in his Hall of Fame career.

He won a pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Johnson was the fastest during qualifying at the Loudon track and will start from the top spot in Sunday’s New Hampshire 301.

Johnson did the “Magic Mile” in 28.430 seconds during the final round of qualifying. Kyle Busch will begin in the front row with Johnson. Busch turned in a fast lap of 28.460 seconds.

It is Johnson’s 35th career pole. He has three career wins at New Hampshire, with the last coming in June 2010.

Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch will make up Row 2.

Race time is set for 1:30 p.m. Eastern and it will be televised on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).

One name you’re not going to see in the starting lineup is Dale Earnhardt Jr. Junior is going to miss Sunday’s race with concussion-like symptoms. Alex Bowman will drive the No. 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. Bowman will start Sunday’s race in the 20th position.

Keep reading to see the full starting lineup for the New Hampshire 301:


New Hampshire 301 Qualifying Results & Lineup

1. Jimmie Johnson
2. Kyle Busch
3. Martin Truex Jr.
4. Kurt Busch
5. Denny Hamlin
6. Joey Logano
7. Chase Elliott
8. Kevin Harvick
9. Brad Keselowski
10. AJ Allmendinger
11. Kasey Kahne
12. Tony Stewart
13. Carl Edwards
14. Ryan Blaney
15. Austin Dillon
16. Matt DiBenedetto
17. Kyle Larson
18. Matt Kenseth
19. Jamie McMurray
20. Alex Bowman
21. Casey Mears
22. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
23. David Ragan
24. Paul Menard
25. Ryan Newman
26. Aric Almirola
27. Michael McDowell
28. Greg Biffle
29. Danica Patrick
30. Landon Cassill
31. Trevor Bayne
32. Clint Bowyer
33. Brian Scott
34. Regan Smith
35. Chris Buescher
36. Reed Sorensen
37. Michael Annett
38. Eddie McDonald
39. Josh Wise
40. Ryan Ellis



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