Friday, April 12, 2013

NSCS Pole Report: Busch brothers capture front row at Texas

Kyle Busch wins his second pole of the season Friday at
Texas Motor Speedway. Credit: Debbie Ross for Skirts and Scuffs
It's a Busch brothers front row for Saturday's NRA 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch bumped older brother Kurt Busch off the pole in Friday's qualifying session and set a new track record in the process.

With his lap of 196.299 mph, 27.509 seconds, Kyle grabbed his second pole of 2013 and his first at the Fort Worth speedway.

With his second-place starting spot, Kurt Busch attained his best qualifying effort since joining Furniture Row Racing this season.

The only other time the Busch brothers have shared the front row was in 2009 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Rounding out the top 5 are Aric Almirola, Marcos Ambrose and Martin Truex Jr.

Kevin Harvick, who qualified 29th, will start from the rear of the field Saturday after his engine blew up during practice Friday.

Brian Vickers, replacing the injured Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 FedEx Toyota, will start 15th. 

After her 12th-place finish at Martinsville, Danica Patrick had a rough lap and qualified 42nd.

The NRA 500 gets under way at 7 p.m. ET Saturday on FOX. Green flag is scheduled for 7:46 p.m.

Starting lineup: 

1. Kyle Busch
2. Kurt Busch  
3. Aric Almirola
4. Marcos Ambrose
5. Martin Truex Jr.
6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
7. Jimmie Johnson
8. Jeff Gordon
9. Carl Edwards
10. Juan Pablo Montoya
11. Jamie McMurray
12. Austin Dillon
13. Tony Stewart
14. Kasey Kahne
15. Brian Vickers
16. Brad Keselowski
17. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
18. Joey Logano
19. Paul Menard
20. Matt Kenseth
21. Jeff Burton
22. Trevor Bayne
23. Mark Martin
24. Casey Mears
25. David Ragan
26. Clint Bowyer
27. David Gilliland
28. Dave Blaney
29. Kevin Harvick
30. Bobby Labonte
31. Ryan Newman
32. Travis Kvapil
33. David Stremme
34. Mike Bliss
35. Greg Biffle
36. JJ Yeley
37. Michael McDowell
38. David Reutimann
39. Landon Cassill
40. Josh Wise
41. Joe Nemechek
42. Danica Patrick
43. Timmy Hill

Did Not Qualify: Scott Speed and Scott Riggs. 


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