Busch wins New Hampshire pole, new track record

July 11, 2014 No Comments

BsS8b5ECIAAKqHC.jpg-largeBrian Wiggins, Senior Writer 

For the thirteenth time in 2014, a track record has been broken in qualifying.

Kyle Busch set the fast time during Coors Light Pole Qualifying for this weekend’s Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire (Loudon) Motor Speedway.

Turning a lap averaging the flat, one-mile oval at 138.130, Busch won his second pole at the “Magic Mile” in the late stages of the second and final round of qualifying Friday afternoon.

“I thought I was a little too tight, but I guess I was just driving through it enough,” Busch said after winning the pole about his lap.

“Lap felt good, didn’t feel that good. But, I was thinking it would be a solid top-four. Real proud of these guys on this Interstate Batteries Camry today. We didn’t unload good, but we made some good changes and made some good ground here today so hopefully some more tomorrow.”

Friday’s pole was the fifteenth of Busch’s Sprint Cup Series career. Sunday, he’ll look to capture his second win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after finishing second in both races last season.

“We’ve been close here,” said Busch. “The second race here we ran a little bit better on the long run, but the race was just a little bit too short, just ran out of time to our teammate (Matt Kenseth).”

Camping World RV Sales 301 Starting Lineup 

1: Kyle Busch

2: Jimmie Johnson

3: Denny Hamlin

4: Tony Stewart

5: Jamie McMurray

6: Joey Logano

7: Brad Keselowski

8: Clint Bowyer

9: Martin Truex Jr.

10: Kasey Kahne

11: Jeff Gordon

12: Kevin Harvick

13: Kyle Larson

14: Carl Edwards

15: Matt Kenseth

16: Paul Menard

17: Brian Vickers

18: Kurt Busch

19: Aric Almirola

20: AJ Allmendinger

21: Marcos Ambrose

22: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

23: Austin Dillon

24: Ryan Newman

25: Justin Allgaier

26: David Ragan

27: Greg Biffle

28: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

29: Danica Patrick

30: Jeff Burton

31: Casey Mears

32: Josh Wise

33: David Gilliland

34: Landon Cassill

35: Cole Whitt

36: Alex Bowman

37: Reed Sorenson

38: Ryan Truex

39: Michael Annett

40: Eddie MacDonald

41: Mike Bliss

42: Timmy Hill

43: Morgan Shepard

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