Busch brothers lock-out Texas front row

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Saturday 13th April, 2013 - 10:43am

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Kyle Busch set a new track record in winning the Texas pole

Kyle Busch set a new track record in winning the Texas pole

Brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch will share the front row for the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kurt Busch in the Front Row Furniture Chevrolet set his time midway through the session and had to wait for the remainder of the field. Younger brother Kyle in the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota topping the time sheets with a new track record as third last car out onto the track.

“We didn’t unload the best, but the guys really used the whole tool box today,” said Kyle Busch.

“I’m looking forward to tomorrow night.”

Good news for Australia’s Marcos Ambrose who will share the second row with Richard Petty Motorsports teammate Aric Almirola. The fourth quickest time is Ambrose’s best starting position at the ultra-fast Texas track.

“I was pretty happy with the lap – I thought we had a shot at it, but it wasn’t enough,” said Ambrose.

“I’m really proud of my DeWalt team after we went through a really tough patch there in the first four races and we’re running really well right now.

“I’m proud of Drew Blickensderfer (Crew Chief) for sticking by us and the whole team for not giving up on me, and we’re building better cars which is making a difference.”

Last weekend at Martinsville the Tasmanian started on the front row and scored his first top-10 of the season with an eight place finish.

LINE-UP : NRA 500 – Texas Motor Speedway 

Pos

Driver No. Make Sponsor MPH Time Difference

1

Kyle Busch 18 Toyota Interstate Batteries 196.299 27.509 Leader

2

Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing-Serta 195.688 27.595 -0.086

3

Aric Almirola 43 Ford Eckrich 195.009 27.691 -0.182

4

Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford DeWalt 194.946 27.700 -0.191

5

Martin Truex Jr 56 Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 194.770 27.725 -0.216

6

Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet National Guard 194.532 27.759 -0.250

7

Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet Lowe’s Dover White 194.503 27.763 -0.254

8

Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet Cromax Pro 194.168 27.811 -0.302

9

Carl Edwards 99 Ford Fastenal 194.147 27.814 -0.305

10

Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet Target / Kellogg’s 194.007 27.834 -0.325

11

Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet Bell Helicopter 193.819 27.861 -0.352

12

Austin Dillon 51 Chevrolet Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet/Realtree 193.764 27.869 -0.360

13

Tony Stewart 14 Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops 193.632 27.888 -0.379

14

Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet Time Warner Cable 193.451 27.914 -0.405

15

Brian Vickers 11 Toyota FedEx Office / March of Dimes 193.444 27.915 -0.406

16

Brad Keselowski 2 Ford Miller Lite 193.431 27.917 -0.408

17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 Ford Best Buy 193.195 27.951 -0.442

18

Joey Logano 22 Ford Shell-Pennzoil 192.885 27.996 -0.487

19

Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet Quaker State / Menards 192.781 28.011 -0.502

20

Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota Dollar General 192.761 28.014 -0.505

21

Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet Caterpillar 192.761 28.014 -0.505

22

Trevor Bayne 21 Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 192.754 28.015 -0.506

23

Mark Martin 55 Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 192.644 28.031 -0.522

24

Casey Mears 13 Ford GEICO 192.596 28.038 -0.529

25

David Ragan 34 Ford Love’s Travel Stops 192.555 28.044 -0.535

26

Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota Gander Mountain 192.267 28.086 -0.577

27

David Gilliland 38 Ford EZ Pawn / EZ Money 192.102 28.110 -0.601

28

Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet Sany 191.891 28.141 -0.632

29

Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet Rheem 191.734 28.164 -0.655

30

Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota Pine-Sol 191.571 28.188 -0.679

31

Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet Quicken Loans 191.557 28.190 -0.681

32

Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota Dr. Pepper 191.279 28.231 -0.722

33

David Stremme 30 Toyota Swan Racing-Lean1 191.144 28.251 -0.742

34

Mike Bliss 19 Chevrolet Plinker Tactical/MCM Elegante 190.927 28.283 -0.774

35

Greg Biffle 16 Ford 3M 190.921 28.284 -0.775

36

J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet Accell Construction 190.705 28.316 -0.807

37

Michael McDowell 98 Ford Phil Parsons Racing 190.698 28.317 -0.808

38

David Reutimann 83 Toyota Dr. Pepper 190.020 28.418 -0.909

39

Landon Cassill 33 Chevrolet Little Joe’s Autos / Precon Marine 189.361 28.517 -1.008

40

Josh Wise 35 Ford MDS Transport 189.129 28.552 -1.043

41

Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota ATIgunstocks.com 188.160 28.699 -1.190

42

Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 188.094 28.709 -1.200

43

Timmy Hill 32 Ford OXY Water 186.290 28.987 -1.478

 

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