Kurt Busch will lead the field to the green for Saturday nights NASCAR Sprint Cup series Duck Commander 500. Busch took the top spot from his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick in the third and final round of knockout qualifying Friday night to secure his 18th career pole and his first at Texas Motor Speedway.
“Everything is so tight in qualifying,” Busch said.”I wanted to run the same time each time out. With the track continuing to change, with the sun and the shade, then the track rubber built up, air pressures are changing and tires are dropping off… everybody chipped in. The guys at the track, the guys at the shop, the tire guy, the engine guy, everyone chipped in. “
Busch put down a lap of 27.857, 193.847 miles per hour with just over a minute to go in the five minute session. The lap bested Harvick’s 27.875, 193.722 mph lap that he did with just over two and half minutes gone in the session. MORE>>>