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Kyle Busch takes Loudon pole

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Saturday 12th July, 2014 - 8:41am

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Kyle Busch will start from the pole at Loudon

Kyle Busch will start from the pole at Loudon

Kyle Busch has scored his second pole of the season with the fastest time at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ahead of the Camping World RV Sales 301.

It is Busch’s second pole at the track and 15th of his Sprint Cup Careera.

He beat Jimmie Johnson and team-mate Denny Hamlin in third with a speed of 222.299 km/h (138.130 mph).

“I gave it everything I had. I thought it was a little too tight, but I guess it carried some good speed,” said Busch.

Ambrose with Scott McLaughlin

Ambrose with Scott McLaughlin

“We’ve been close on the win here. The biggest thing is I like to be able to take off and go and when I can take off and go, that’s when it tends to get too tight. That’s when the other guys were beating us last year.”

Hot conditions made for a slippery track with Australia’s Marcos Ambrose setting the 21st fastest time.

“It looks like most of the Fords have the same speed right now, in a group,” said Ambrose.

“The track is hot, it’s slick and we need to turn better. I think we’re all fighting basically the same thing.

“We made a few attempts to get better but just weren’t good enough to get into the Top-12. It’s about where we have been today, but now we can just concentrate on race trim.”

Ambrose has some V8 Supercar driver support this weekend with Scott McLaughlin at Loudon to take in his first NASCAR race. The 21 year old Volvo star got the full treatment thanks to the Richard Petty Motorsports’ crew.

“Chilled out with Marcos and watched a bit of practice from the top of his truck and qualifying on pit road! Very cool!” said McLaughlin via Twitter.

 

QUALIFYING: Camping World RV Sales 301 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway 

CAR DRIVER MANUFACTURER SPONSOR MPH BEST TIME BEHIND
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries 138.130 27.574 Leader
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 137.790 27.642 –0.068
3 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight 137.081 27.785 –0.211
4 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Mobil 1 137.076 27.786 –0.212
5 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald’s 137.017 27.798 –0.224
6 22 Joey Logano Ford AutoTrader.com 136.815 27.839 –0.265
7 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Redds 136.805 27.841 –0.267
8 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy 136.702 27.862 –0.288
9 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Furniture Row 136.629 27.877 –0.303
10 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Great Clips/Shark Week 136.174 27.970 –0.396
11 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 136.058 27.994 –0.420
12 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 135.912 28.024 –0.450
13 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Target 136.384 27.927 –0.353
14 99 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 136.296 27.945 –0.371
15 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General 136.257 27.953 –0.379
16 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Duracell / Menards 136.257 27.953 –0.379
17 55 Brian Vickers Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 136.223 27.960 –0.386
18 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Haas Automation 136.184 27.968 –0.394
19 43 Aric Almirola Ford Charter 136.170 27.971 –0.397
20 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet Kingsford Charcoal 136.150 27.975 –0.401
21 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford DeWalt 136.116 27.982 –0.408
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Wegmans/Cargill 135.922 28.022 –0.448
23 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet Dow 135.820 28.043 –0.469
24 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Caterpillar 135.718 28.064 –0.490
25 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet AccuDoc Solutions 135.487 28.112 –0.538
26 34 David Ragan Ford Taco Bell 135.385 28.133 –0.559
27 16 Greg Biffle Ford NESN 30th Anniverary Fusion 135.304 28.150 –0.576
28 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet National Guard 135.217 28.168 –0.594
29 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy 135.117 28.189 –0.615
30 66 Jeff Burton Toyota Let’s Go Places Toyota Camry 135.117 28.189 –0.615
31 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS 134.667 28.283 –0.709
32 98 Josh Wise Chevrolet Phil Parsons Racing 134.435 28.332 –0.758
33 38 David Gilliland Ford Long John Silver’s 134.288 28.363 –0.789
34 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Newtown Building Supplies 133.614 28.506 –0.932
35 26 Cole Whitt Toyota TapOut Muscle Recovery Toyota Camry 133.576 28.514 –0.940
36 23 Alex Bowman Toyota Dr. Pepper Toyota Camry 133.254 28.583 –1.009
37 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet TBA 133.217 28.591 –1.017
38 83 Ryan Truex Toyota Burger King Toyota Camry 132.177 28.816 –1.242
39 7 Michael Annett Chevrolet Pilot / Flying J Chevrolet 131.719 28.916 –1.342
40 32 Eddie MacDonald Ford TryAudrozene.com 131.560 28.951 –1.377
41 93 Mike Bliss Toyota Dr. Pepper Toyota Camry 130.779 29.124 –1.550
42 87 Timmy Hill Toyota Royal Teak Collection 129.379 29.439 –1.865
43 33 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet Thunder Coal 127.885 29.783 –2.209

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