NNS: Kurt Busch Takes The Pole At The Glen

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Not expecting to race on Saturday (filled in for the injured Brad Keselowski), Kurt Busch showed up in style, winning the pole position for Saturday afternoon’s Zippo 200 Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International.

Busch, driving the Penske Racing No. 22 Dodge, had a fast lap of 123.241 miles per hour as qualifying was run in eight groups of six cars each.

“It’s a testament to Penske Racing and the guys that have put this together to make this car as competitive as it is,” Busch said.

Following in the top five were Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Elliott Sadler and Ron Fellows.

Starting sixth will be Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, who is embroiled in a heated feud with Kurt Busch after they were involved in late-race and post-race incidents last week at Pocono Raceway.

Saturday’s race is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET.

Starting Lineup:

Pos Car Driver Team Reason
1 22 Kurt Busch(i) Ruby Tuesday/Discount Tire Dodge 71.567 SEC / 123.241
2 18 Kyle Busch(i) Z-Line Designs Toyota 71.725 SEC / 122.970
3 60 Carl Edwards(i) Fastenal Ford 71.925 SEC / 122.628
4 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet 72.086 SEC / 122.354
5 5 * Ron Fellows Canadian Tire Chevrolet 72.125 SEC / 122.288
6 7 Jimmie Johnson(i) JimmieJohnson’sAnythingWithEng. Chevrolet 72.187 SEC / 122.183
7 33 Paul Menard(i) Rheem/Menards Chevrolet 72.384 SEC / 121.850
8 20 * Joey Logano(i) GameStop Toyota 72.637 SEC / 121.426
9 38 Jason Leffler Great Clips Chevrolet 72.658 SEC / 121.391
10 30 James Buescher(i) AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet 72.709 SEC / 121.305
11 16 * Trevor Bayne RickyvsTrevor.com Ford 72.953 SEC / 120.900
12 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. RickyvsTrevor.com Ford 73.095 SEC / 120.665
13 31 Justin Allgaier Florida Gulf Safe Chevrolet 73.123 SEC / 120.619
14 66 Steve Wallace 5-hour Energy Toyota 73.135 SEC / 120.599
15 32 Reed Sorenson Dollar General Chevrolet 73.339 SEC / 120.263
16 11 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Toyota 73.527 SEC / 119.956
17 88 Aric Almirola Ragu Chevrolet 73.694 SEC / 119.684
18 9 Kenny Wallace Toyota Toyota 73.695 SEC / 119.682
19 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 73.796 SEC / 119.519
20 53 * Andrew Ranger Bollegraaf/Lobo USA Dodge 73.801 SEC / 119.511
21 67 * J R Fitzpatrick Go Canada Racing Ford 73.806 SEC / 119.502
22 21 * Tim George Jr. Applebee’s/Potomac Family Dining Chevrolet 74.149 SEC / 118.950
23 19 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 74.166 SEC / 118.922
24 39 Casey Roderick ACU/Randy Hill Racing Ford 74.177 SEC / 118.905
25 23 Alex Kennedy Primalyn Ent/Dream Factory Chevrolet 74.366 SEC / 118.603
26 1 Mike Wallace JD Motorsports Chevrolet 74.408 SEC / 118.536
27 62 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Toyota 74.414 SEC / 118.526
28 64 * Jason Bowles Aspen Dental Toyota 74.496 SEC / 118.396
29 13 * TJ Bell(i) DrivenMale.com Dodge 74.679 SEC / 118.105
30 82 * JJ Yeley(i) Crusader Staffing Dodge 74.751 SEC / 117.992
31 51 Jeremy Clements Clements Racing Engines Chevrolet 74.783 SEC / 117.941
32 15 Timmy Hill # Rick Ware Racing Ford 74.806 SEC / 117.905
33 97 * Kyle Kelley Jamison Chevrolet 74.989 SEC / 117.617
34 75 * Chris Cook(i) Alvin & the Chipmunks-Chipwrecked Ford 75.004 SEC / 117.594
35 14 Eric McClure Hefty BlackOut/Reynolds Chevrolet 75.109 SEC / 117.429
36 49 * Mark Green Jay Robinson Racing Chevrolet 75.395 SEC / 116.984
37 81 Blake Koch # Daystar.com Dodge 75.514 SEC / 116.800
38 52 Dan Clarke couponchad.com Chevrolet 75.798 SEC / 116.362
39 40 Josh Wise Key Motorsports Chevrolet 77.413 SEC / 113.934
40 89 Morgan Shepherd Victory in Jesus Racing Chevrolet 77.862 SEC / 113.277
41 70 Dennis Setzer ML Motorsports Dodge 79.651 SEC / 110.733
42 28 Derrike Cope MAXelence.com Chevrolet DNS/ OP
43 44 * Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 75.522 SEC / 116.787

(i) Ineligible for Points in this Series

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