Kyle Busch records fourth-fastest qualifying speed in Nationwide history, takes pole at Michigan

kyle-busch-qualifyingKyle Busch shattered the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS)  qualifying track record at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, as he ran a qualifying lap speed of 193.242 m.p.h., to capture the pole for this afternoon’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250. (NOTE: Austin Dillon held the previous record of 191.882 m.p.h. – set a year ago).

A pair of the series’ Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidates, Chase Elliott (192.735 m.p.h.) and Ty Dillon (192.513) will start second and third respectively, while Kyle Larson (192.287) starts fourth and Paul Menard (192.195) fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten starting positions will be Brian Scott (192.041 m.p.h.) starting from sixth, rooki Dylan Kwasniewski (191.857) seventh, Regan Smith (191.505) eighth, Joey Logano (191.123) ninth and rookie Chris Buescher (184.895) starts tenth.

Failing to make the starting lineup and going home were Tommy Joe Martins, Matt Dibenedetto and Morgan Shepherd.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind
1 54 Kyle Busch(i) 193.242 37.259 Leader
2 9 Chase Elliott # 192.735 37.357 -0.098
3 3 Ty Dillon # 192.513 37.400 -0.141
4 42 Kyle Larson(i) 192.287 37.444 -0.185
5 33 Paul Menard(i) 192.195 37.462 -0.203
6 2 Brian Scott 192.041 37.492 -0.233
7 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # 191.857 37.528 -0.269
8 7 Regan Smith 191.505 37.597 -0.338
9 22 Joey Logano(i) 191.123 37.672 -0.413
10 60 Chris Buescher # 184.895 38.941 -1.682
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr(i) 158.541 45.414 -8.155
12 11 Elliot Sadler 191.164 37.664 -0.405
13 20 Sam Hornish Jr 190.992 37.698 -0.439
14 6 Trevor Bayne 190.456 37.804 -0.545
15 39 Ryan Sieg # 190.099 37.875 -0.616
16 62 Brendan Gaughan 189.588 37.977 -0.718
17 80 Ross Chastain(i) 189.469 38.001 -0.742
18 43 Dakoda Armstrong # 189.464 38.002 -0.743
19 19 Mike Bliss 188.763 38.143 -0.884
20 28 J.J. Yeley 188.285 38.240 -0.981
21 99 James Buescher 187.705 38.358 -1.099
22 44 Blake Koch 187.144 38.473 -1.214
23 55 Jamie Dick 186.562 38.593 -1.334
24 16 Ryan Reed # 189.678 37.959 -0.700
25 40 Josh Wise(i) 187.505 38.399 -1.140
26 01 Landon Cassill 186.780 38.548 -1.289
27 14 Jeff Green 186.456 38.615 -1.356
28 51 Jeremy Clements 184.337 39.059 -1.800
29 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt 184.270 39.073 -1.814
30 74 Mike Harmon 184.242 39.079 -1.820
31 13 Carl Long 184.242 39.079 -1.820
32 10 Kevin Lepage 184.096 39.110 -1.851
33 72 Matther Carter 183.786 39.176 -1.917
34 17 Tanner Berryhill 183.706 39.193 -1.934
35 70 Derrike Cope 183.547 39.227 -1.968
36 23 Ryan Ellis 182.695 39.410 -2.151
37 93 Harrison Rhodes Owner Points
38 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Owner Points
39 52 Joey Gase Owner Points
40 67 Benny Gordon 183.477 39.242 -1.983

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series, # – Rookie

 

 

 

 

 

 

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