Busch Triumps in Kentucky Qualifying

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Kyle Busch edged out Daniel Suarez to win the pole for tonight’s Alsco 300 with a speed of 187.318 mph to clinch a new track record. Joe Gibbs Racing was able to take the top-three positions with Suarez qualifying second and Erik Jones qualifying third. Austin Dillon, and Elliott Sadler rounded out the top five. This is the fourth pole in 2016 for Kyle Busch. 

 

In the first round of qualifying, Brandon Jones was the first car out on the track, but his time was disallowed for a blend line violation. Daniel Suarez led this session with a speed of 186.361 mph, followed by Kyle Busch, Ty Dillon, Austin Dillon, and Erik Jones. 

 

In the second round of qualifying, the red flag flew due to Ty Dillon hitting the marbles and launching to the outside wall. The team is going to try and repair the contact.  However, Suarez was the fastest with a speed of 188.819 mph. Busch, Austin Dillon,  Jones, and Ryan Reed rounded out the top-five. Notables who did not advance were Justin Allgaier in 13th, Brennan Poole in 14th, Brendan Gaughan 18th and Ty Dillon in the 24th position.

 

The third and final round of qualifying went without a hitch. 

 

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will take the track for the race at 8:30 pm eastern on NBCSN and Performance Racing Network. 

Caleb Whisler

I am 19 years old from Atlanta, GA. I have been following motorsports since I was born. Motorsports has been "passed down" in my family. I am named after NASCAR Hall of Famer, William Caleb Yarborough, also known as Cale. Growing up in the southeast, racing was something that was a Sunday tradition after church. What an honor it is to share that passion with others.