Kyle Busch wins Texas pole, Kurt second

For the second time in 2013, Kyle Busch will start from the pole after claiming the top starting position for Saturday night’s National Riffle Association(NRA) 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The younger Busch brother set his fast lap of 196.299 mph around the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway late in the qualifying session, knocking older brother Kurt off the pole position.

“We didn’t unload the best, buy Dave [Rogers] and the guys really used the whole toolbox today and really worked hard on giving us a good piece for the race and qualifying.”

Busch’s lap broke the track record set by Brian Vickers in November, 2006 when he turned a lap at 196.355 mph.

“This Interstate Batteries Camry is flying. I’m looking forward to tomorrow night.”

Starting alongside his younger brother, Kurt Busch will start Saturday night’s 500-mile race in the second position, his best start of the 2013 season.

Saturday night will mark the second time the pair of brothers will start on the front row together, with the previous time coming back at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2009.

Sprint Cup Series points leader Jimmie Johnson will start the race in seventh while defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski will start sixteenth.

45 cars attempted to make the 43-car field, meaning two cars would fail to make the race.

Scott Speed and Scott Riggs were unable to time their way into the NRA 500 field.

NRA 500 Starting Lineup 

  1. Kyle Busch 
  2. Kurt Busch
  3. Aric Almirola
  4. Marcos Amrbose
  5. Martin Truex Jr.
  6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  7. Jimmie Johnson
  8. Jeff Gordon
  9. Carl Edwards
  10. Juan Pablo Montoya
  11. Jamie McMurray
  12. Austin Dillon
  13. Tony Stewart
  14. Kasey Kahne
  15. Brian Vickers
  16. Brad Keselowski
  17. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  18. Joey Logano
  19. Paul Menard
  20. Matt Kenseth
  21. Jeff Burton
  22. Trevor Bayne
  23. Mark Martin
  24. Casey Mears
  25. David Ragan
  26. Clint Bowyer
  27. David Gilliland
  28. Dave Blaney
  29. Kevin Harvick
  30. Bobby Labonte
  31. Ryan Newman
  32. Travis Kvapil
  33. David Stremme
  34. Mike Bliss
  35. Greg Biffle
  36. JJ Yeley
  37. Michael McDowell
  38. David Reutimann
  39. Landon Cassill
  40. Josh Wise
  41. Joe Nemechek
  42. Danica Patrick
  43. Timmy Hill

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