Kyle Busch leads 3-car Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series qualifying sweep at Atlanta

Kyle BuschEarly Saturday morning at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS), the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) teams held their qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for this afternoon’s Heads Up Georgia 250. And, capturing the pole – with a qualifying lap speed of 185.499 MPH – was Kyle Busch, where unlike in Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying, his NXS time was allowed to keep the pole.

This was Busch’s first series pole and first top-10 start of the season, his 49th series career pole in 312 races and his first series pole in 12 races at AMS.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender and Busch’s fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Erik Jones, will start on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 185.078 MPH; followed by Daniel Suarez (185.022 MPH) starting third, Kyle Larson (184.689) fourth and ROTY contender Brennan Poole (183.333) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Ty Dillon (183.200 MPH) starting sixth, Brad Keselowski (182.904) seventh, Ryan Sieg (182.735) eighth, Brendan Gaughan (182.717) ninth and Kevin Harvick (182.585) qualifying in 10th.

With only 40-drivers attempting to fill the 40-car lineup, there was no one failing to make the starting lineup.

The 25th annual Heads Up Georgia 250 is scheduled to get underway around 1:50 p.m. (ET) this afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

Heads Up Georgia 250 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) 29.947 29.919 29.887 Leader
2 20 Erik Jones # 30.362 29.861 29.955 -0.068
3 19 Daniel Suarez 30.379 30.015 29.964 -0.009
4 42 Kyle Larson(i) 30.080 29.939 30.018 -0.054
5 48 Brennan Poole # 30.402 30.154 30.240 -0.222
6 3 Ty Dillon 30.264 30.383 30.262 -0.022
7 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 30.334 30.335 30.311 -0.049
8 39 Ryan Sieg 30.453 30.353 30.339 -0.028
9 62 Brendan Gaughan 30.529 30.339 30.342 -0.003
10 88 Kevin Harvick 30.016 30.314 30.364 -0.022
11 2 Paul Menard (i) 30.308 30.342 30.437 -0.073
12 7 Justin Allgaier 30.383 30.363 30.496 -0.059
13 11 Blake Koch 30.735 30.408 Eliminated -0.045
14 51 Jeremy Clements 30.372 30.414 Eliminated -0.006
15 43 Jeb Burton 30.142 30.461 Eliminated -0.047
16 1 Elliot Sadler 30.639 30.467 Eliminated -0.006
17 16 Ryan Reed 30.374 30.512 Eliminated -0.045
18 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 30.512 30.532 Eliminated -0.020
19 33 Brandon Jones # 30.580 30.771 Eliminated -0.239
20 28 Dakoda Armstrong 30.937 30.970 Eliminated -0.199
21 01 Ryan Preece # 31.136 31.115 Eliminated -0.145
22 14 JJ Yeley 31.125 31.164 Eliminated -0.049
23 24 Corey LaJoie 30.776 31.179 Eliminated -0.015
24 4 Ross Chastain 30.814 0.000 Eliminated 31.179
25 97 Harrison Rhodes 31.142 Eliminated -0.328
26 0 Garrett Smithley 31.171 Eliminated -0.029
27 07 Ray Black Jr 31.221 Eliminated -0.050
28 44 David Starr 31.425 Eliminated -0.204
29 78 BJ McLeod # 31.523 Eliminated -0.098
30 40 Carl Long 31.588 Eliminated -0.065
31 10 Jeff Green 31.665 Eliminated -0.077
32 90 Mario Gosselin 32.002 Eliminated -0.337
33 52 Joey Gase 32.208 Eliminated -0.206
34 70 Derrike Cope 32.250 Eliminated -0.042
35 99 Todd Peck 32.705 Eliminated -0.455
36 74 Mike Harmon 32.778 Eliminated -0.073
37 15 Cody Ware 33.323 Eliminated -0.545
38 13 Josh Reaume 33.490 Eliminated -0.167
39 89 Morgan Shepherd 33.690 Eliminated -0.200
40 25 Chris Cockrum 0.000 Eliminated 33.690

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

 

 

 

 

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