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Johnson makes Newman eat his words

Updated: October 14, 2005, 5:53 PM ET
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CONCORD, N.C. -- Jimmie Johnson proved that Lowe's Motor Speedway is still his house.

As the 47th of 50 drivers scheduled to qualify for Friday's Busch Series Dollar General 300, Johnson knocked fellow NASCAR star Ryan Newman off the pole with a lap of 187.735 miles per hour.

It was the second pole in eight starts on the Busch circuit this season for Johnson, who set a record by winning each of the last three Nextel Cup events here.

Newman, who gave Johnson a note saying, ...

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