Kyle Busch still fastest

BRISTOL, TN - MARCH 16: Parker Kligerman, driver of the #77 Bandit Chippers Toyota (L) speaks with Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BRISTOL, TN - MARCH 16:  Parker Kligerman, driver of the #77 Bandit Chippers Toyota (L) speaks with Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BRISTOL, TN – MARCH 16: Parker Kligerman, driver of the #77 Bandit Chippers Toyota (L) speaks with Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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.

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