Back-to-back poles for Kurt Busch
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|23||18||Kyle Busch||M&M’s 75||192.795||28.009||–0.504|
|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|
|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|