Back-to-back poles for Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch takes second-straight pole

Kurt Busch takes second consecutive pole

Kurt Busch has scored his second consecutive pole award with the fastest time in qualifying in Las Vegas.

Unlike last week where he inherited pole after his brother Kyle had his car fail a technical inspection, it was all his own doing this time in his home town.

Busch set a speed of 315.959 km/h (196.328 mph) to earn his second pole at the 1.5-mile track and 21st of his Sprint Cup career.

“Man, I wasn’t going to lift for anything,” Busch said.

“I was giving it all I had. I’m really proud of the team to help me get to that third round.

“I was overdriving the car and I needed to settle in and (crew chief) Tony Gibson made a great adjustment in that last round.

“I was hoping to put on a show for the home crowd, get the pole, but now we’ve got to go to work tomorrow. I hope we can get the car dialed in for long run speed for Sunday.”

Sharing the front row is Joey Logano with the second row occupied by Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski.

VIDEO: Kurt Busch talks after scoring the pole

Kobalt Tools 400 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway

 
POS. CAR # DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR MPH BEST TIME BEHIND
1 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy / Haas Automation 196.328 27.505 Leader
2 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil 195.851 27.572 –0.067
3 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt 195.780 27.582 –0.077
4 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite 195.666 27.598 –0.093
5 3 Austin Dillon Dow – Energy & Water / Intellifresh 195.624 27.604 –0.099
6 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s 195.454 27.628 –0.123
7 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield 195.291 27.651 –0.146
8 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance 195.284 27.652 –0.147
9 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office 195.080 27.681 –0.176
10 78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row 194.974 27.696 –0.191
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Kobalt 193.986 27.837 –0.332
12 47 AJ Allmendinger Smith’s / Kingsford 193.126 27.961 –0.456
13 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts 194.665 27.740 –0.235
14 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire + Auto Center 194.658 27.741 –0.236
15 27 Paul Menard Dutch Boy / Menards 194.356 27.784 –0.279
16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Fastenal Ford Fusion 194.301 27.792 –0.287
17 42 Kyle Larson Target 193.889 27.851 –0.346
18 10 Danica Patrick Nature’s Bakery 193.625 27.889 –0.384
19 14 Brian Vickers Mobil 1 193.597 27.893 –0.388
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Nationwide 193.444 27.915 –0.410
21 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar 193.334 27.931 –0.426
22 13 Casey Mears GEICO 192.933 27.989 –0.484
23 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s 75 192.795 28.009 –0.504
24 19 Carl Edwards Arris 195.101 27.678 –0.173
25 34 Chris Buescher Love’s Travel Stops 193.050 27.972 –0.467
26 16 Greg Biffle Cheez-It Ford Fusion 192.933 27.989 –0.484
27 38 Landon Cassill MDS Transport 192.754 28.015 –0.510
28 6 Trevor Bayne Advocare Ford Fusion 192.726 28.019 –0.514
29 1 Jamie McMurray CESSNA 192.342 28.075 –0.570
30 95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors 192.020 28.122 –0.617
31 23 David Ragan Dr. Pepper 191.870 28.144 –0.639
32 44 Brian Scott Albertsons Co. / White Tail 191.144 28.251 –0.746
33 7 Regan Smith Road Rippers Street Beatz Chevrolet 190.873 28.291 –0.786
34 83 Matt DiBenedetto Cosmo Motors 190.154 28.398 –0.893
35 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy 189.036 28.566 –1.061
36 98 Cole Whitt Speed Stick Chevy 188.422 28.659 –1.154
37 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J 188.409 28.661 –1.156
38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt Can – Am 187.846 28.747 –1.242
39 30 Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing 185.810 29.062 –1.557

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