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Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 9 Stanley Ford, poses with the Coors Light Pole award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday in Brooklyn, Mich. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images). By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical Since we saw the Sprint Cup Series teams unload on the fresh Michigan International Speedway pavement the question wasn’t whether Ryan Newman’s track record (194.232 mph) from 2005 would be broken, the real question was how many miles per hour would it be broken by. Cars have been hitting 218 mph all week long down the straightaways at the 2-mile speedway, and we have seen a laptime of over 204 mph. Saturday Newman’s record officially fell, as Marcos Ambrose rocketed to the pole position with a lap of 203.241 mph — that equates to a 35.4 second lap. This pole marks Ambrose’s first in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series through his 134 career starts, and it is t...
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