Very few people doubt that Kyle Busch is the hottest driver in NASCAR right now. After missing the first 11 races of the season after injuries suffered in a crash in the season opening Xfinity Series race at Daytona, Busch has won four of the last five races, and the last three in a row. Friday Busch showed that he isn’t slowing down, putting his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway.
“I told you I had a fast car I just wasn’t sure we could get the balance of it right,” Busch said. “There right at the end that last run was the best it’s been all day.”
Busch put down a lap of 50.444 seconds, 178.416 mph late in the final round of three to score his first pole of the season, and his second at Pocono the last coming in June of 2010 and the 17th of his career. Busch put down his lap with less than a minute to go; only Jeff Gordon and Austin Dillon followed and neither was able to come close to Busch’s pole winning speed. Kevin Harvick who had gone out early in the final around was the only driver to come came close; but his lap of 178.168 gave him the pole for only a few moments until Busch grabbed the top spot. Joey Logano will roll off third, Dillon snagged fourth.
“I knew it had some speed,” Busch said. MORE>>>
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