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Newman won his fourth career pole

Updated: August 31, 2001, 3:51 PM ET
Associated Press

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Ryan Newman won a Busch pole at Darlington Raceway for the second time this year, starting up front for the South Carolina 200.

Newman's lap of 169.246 mph was more than 3 mph faster than runner-up Mike Skinner's mark of 166.163 mph. Newman came up short of his Busch qualifying record of 170.301 mph he set at this track on March 16 for the SunCom 200.

"I thought we ran good," Skinner said. "Then Ryan came out here and embarrassed us."

Newman said ...

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