The NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup circles hits Loudon, New Hampshire today with the Sylvania 300 on WIBX 950.

Matt Newman, currently eighth in the Chase standings, won the pole on Friday with a pair of record setting laps at the track.

After Kasey Kahne set a new track record in qualifying, reports Newman beat Kahne, then on the next lap, beat himself:

To be exact, Newman toured the Magic Mile in 27.904 seconds (136.497 mph) to shatter the mark of 135.922 mph established by Brad Keselowski in July. Kahne (136.082 mph) and third-place qualifier Jeff Gordon (136.063 mph) also beat the previous record.

Sprint Cup Standings:

  1. Matt Kenseth
  2. Kyle Busch      -8
  3. Jimmie Johnson  -11
  4. Kevin Harvick     -15
  5. Carl Edwards    -23
  6. Kurt Busch     -23
  7. Jeff Gordon      -24
  8. Ryan Newman    -28
  9. Clint Bowyer    -28
  10. Kasey Kahne    -31
  11. Greg Biffle     -31
  12. Joey Logano    -52
  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr.   -53

The Performance Racing Network's coverage of the Sylvania 300 on WIBX 950 begins at 1:00.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE!