Kyle Busch wins Coke Zero 400 pole at Daytona

Kyle Busch will start on the pole for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway.

“I get to start first. That’s where my mindset is at right now,” Busch said after winning his third pole of the 2013 season in Sprint Cup.

Turning a lap averaging around the 2.5-mile super speedway at 193.723 mph, Busch was able to secure his first pole award at a super speedway (Daytona and Talladega).

“This is pretty cool. This is a testament to the bodies and of course the engines, everybody at Joe Gibbs Racing being able to build a great car,” he said.

The front row for Saturday night’s race will be shared by the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota’s of Busch and two-time Daytona 500 winner, Matt Kenseth.

Clint Bowyer, who drives a Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing, will start in third.

Toyota’s occupy  four of the first five spots on the starting grid for Saturday night, with Kasey Kahne’s Chevrolet being the loan non-Toyota in the top-five.

2013 Daytona 500 champion, Jimmie Johnson, wil start the race from eighth.

Danica Patrick, who won the pole position for the Daytona 500 in February, qualified her Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet in eleventh position.

Defending Coke Zero 400 winner, Tony Stewart, qualified his Chevrolet thirteenth.

43 drivers attempted to qualify for the 43-car field, which means no drivers failed to qualify for Saturday night’s event.

Coke Zero 400 Starting Lineup 

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

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