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.
(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)