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Kyle Busch on the Pole for NRA 500 After Setting Track Record for Fastest Qualifying Lap

by TMS Media Relations | Apr 12, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 12, 2013) - Kyle Busch captured his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole at Texas Motor Speedway when he set the track record for the fastest qualifying lap at 196.299 miles per hour during SportsDay Qualifying Day Powered by The Dallas Morning News. The previous record was held by Brian Vickers at 196.235 miles per hour recorded in November 2006.

Busch (No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota) will share the front row for the NRA 500 with his older brother Kurt Busch for just the second time in their Sprint Cup careers. The previous time was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March 2009. Kurt Busch (No. 78 Furniture Row Racing/Serta Chevrolet) notched his second- place qualifying position with a speed of 195.688 miles per hour.

Kurt Busch sat in position to win his first pole since 2011 (Michigan) before his younger brother Kyle took the track with just four qualifiers remaining. Aric Almirola (No. 43 Eckrich Ford) finished third with a speed of 195.009 miles per hour. The second row will round out with Marcos Ambrose (No. 9 DeWalt Ford) after he finished with his best qualifying effort at Texas Motor Speedway.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet) qualified sixth, points leader Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Dover White Chevrolet) seventh, and defending Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Ford) qualified 16th.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Starting Lineup by Row

Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, April 12, 2013 @ 08:15 PM Eastern


Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
Row 1:

1 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 27.509 196.299
2 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing / Serta Chevrolet 27.595 195.688
Row 2:

3 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 27.691 195.009
4 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 27.7 194.946
Row 3:

5 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 27.725 194.77
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 27.759 194.532
Row 4:

7 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Dover White Chevrolet 27.763 194.503
8 24 Jeff Gordon Cromax Pro Chevrolet 27.811 194.168
Row 5:

9 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 27.814 194.147
10 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target / Kellogg's Chevrolet 27.834 194.007
Row 6:

11 1 Jamie McMurray Bell Helicopter Chevrolet 27.861 193.819
12 51 Austin Dillon(i) Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet / Realtree Chevrolet 27.869 193.764
Row 7:

13 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 27.888 193.632
14 5 Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable Chevrolet 27.914 193.451
Row 8:

15 11 Brian Vickers(i) FedEx Office / March of Dimes Toyota 27.915 193.444
16 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 27.917 193.431
Row 9:

17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 27.951 193.195
18 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 27.996 192.885
Row 10:

19 27 Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards Chevrolet 28.011 192.781
20 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 28.014 192.761
Row 11:

21 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 28.014 192.761
22 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft / QuickLaneTire & AutoCenter Ford 28.015 192.754
Row 12:

23 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 28.031 192.644
24 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 28.038 192.596
Row 13:

25 34 David Ragan Love's Travel Stops Ford 28.044 192.555
26 15 Clint Bowyer Gander Mountain Toyota 28.086 192.267
Row 14:

27 38 David Gilliland EZ Pawn / EZ Money Ford 28.11 192.102
28 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevrolet 28.141 191.891
Row 15:

29 29 Kevin Harvick Rheem Chevrolet 28.164 191.734
30 47 Bobby Labonte Bush's Beans Toyota 28.188 191.571
Row 16:

31 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevrolet 28.19 191.557
32 93 Travis Kvapil Dr Pepper Toyota 28.231 191.279
Row 17:

33 30 David Stremme Lean 1 / Swan Energy Toyota 28.251 191.144
34 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical / MCM Elegante Toyota 28.283 190.927
Row 18:

35 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 28.284 190.921
36 36 JJ Yeley Accell Construction Chevrolet 28.316 190.705
Row 19:

37 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford Owner Points
38 83 David Reutimann Dr Pepper Toyota Owner Points
Row 20:

39 33 Landon Cassill Little Joe's Autos / Precon Marine Chevrolet Owner Points
40 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford Owner Points
Row 21:

41 87 Joe Nemechek(i) ATIgunstocks.com Toyota Owner Points
42 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Owner Points
Row 22: 43 32 Timmy Hill # OXY water Ford Owner Points

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