Loudon qualifying report

Coby Earns New England 100 Pole LOUDON, N.H. (June 25, 2009) -- Doug Coby captured his second career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Coors Light Pole Award Thursday evening in qualifying for the New England 100 at New Hampshire Motor...

Coby Earns New England 100 Pole

LOUDON, N.H. (June 25, 2009) -- Doug Coby captured his second career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Coors Light Pole Award Thursday evening in qualifying for the New England 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Coby (No. 19 Major Motion Transport/Family Auto Center Chevrolet), who was the next-to-last car to go out among the 39 entries, knocked Todd Szegedy (No. 2 UNOH/Wisk/Snuggle Ford) off the provisional pole with a fast lap of 30.003 seconds (126.947 mph), just under Szegedy's time of 30.005 (126.939).

Coby's previous pole came at Wall (N.J.) Stadium on June 26, 2004.

Ted Christopher, who entered the day having won the Coors Light Pole Award in each of the first three races of the 2009 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, took over the provisional pole when he went out 17th in the qualifying order. His best lap of 30.025 seconds (126.854 mph) ended up third-fastest.

Donny Lia (30.039 seconds/126.795 mph) and Rowan Pennink (30.065/126.686) rounded out the top five.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Ryan Newman qualified seventh at 30.160 seconds (126.286 mph) and fellow Cup driver Kasey Kahne qualified 17th at 30.385 (125.351).

Following Newman in the top 10 were Ryan Preece, Ed Flemke Jr., Kevin Goodale and Bobby Grigas III.

The New England 100 is set to go green Saturday at 1 p.m. For event and ticket information, please visit the track's official Web site (www.nhms.com).

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Ryan Newman , Kasey Kahne , Ted Christopher , Donny Lia , Ryan Preece , Rowan Pennink , Doug Coby