Kurt Busch Claims the Pole in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Kurt Busch has won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race, claiming the spot for the second straight week with a top speed of 196.328 mph in his hometown.

After setting a track qualifying record in Round 1, Busch won his second career pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in his No. 41 Chevrolet, turning a lap in 27.505 seconds Friday.

“It was insanely fast,” Busch said.

Joey Logano will start up front alongside Busch on Sunday after clocking a lap in 27.572 seconds. Matt Kenseth came in third at 25.582, and Brad Keselowski was fourth.

Every car qualified for the race, since the 39-car field is one smaller than the limit. Last week’s race in Atlanta was NASCAR’s first since 2014 with a smaller-than-maximum field.

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