BRISTOL, Tenn. — A day after capturing the pole for Sunday’s Food City 500, Kyle Busch was still setting the Sprint Cup pace.
Busch, who has won five Cup races at Bristol Motor Speedway but will be starting his first from the pole, posted the fastest laps in both Saturday practice sessions – 125.831 mph in the morning and 124.824 in Happy Hour.
Joe Gibbs Racing dominated the morning chart, with Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin second and third-fastest behind Busch. They were followed by string of seven Chevrolet drivers, led by Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton (125.601).
Kasey Kahne, whose Chevrolet will share the front row with Busch’s Toyota on Sunday, was second-fastest in final practice (124.638), followed by Ford driver David Gilliland (124.638), who starts 38th.