Kyle Busch earns 50th Xfinity pole at home track of Las Vegas

Kyle BuschFor the second consecutive NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race weekend, Kyle Busch captured the pole (his 50th in the series) when he ran a qualifying lap speed of 182.698 MPH, and will lead the field in the start of this afternoon’s 2016 NXS Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS).

This was Busch’s second series pole and second top-10 start of the season, his 50th series record career pole in 313 races and his series pole in race at LVMS.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Erik Jones, will start second on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 182.642 MPH, and he’ll be followed by Daniel Suarez (182.519 MPH – giving Joe Gibbs Racing the top-3 starting positions, as they did last weekend) starting third, Chase Elliott (181.702) fourth and ROTY candidate Brandon Jones (181.684) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Justin Allgaier (181.439 MPH) starting sixth, Elliott Sadler (181.378) seventh, Brendan Gaughan (181.238) eighth, Ty Dillon (180.415) ninth and Aric Almirola (180.144) qualified in 10th.

Failing to make the 40-car field and heading home were Todd Peck and Derrike Cope

The 20th annual Boyd Gaming 300 is set to get started around 4:20 p.m. (ET) this afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

Boyd Gaming 300 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 18 Kyle Busch (i) 29.522 29.439 29.557 Leader
2 20 Erik Jones # 29.665 29.667 29.566 -0.009
3 19 Daniel Suarez 29.713 29.618 29.586 -0.020
4 88 Chase Elliott (i) 29.890 29.759 29.719 -0.133
5 33 Brandon Jones # 29.669 29.706 29.722 -0.003
6 7 Justin Allgaier 29.998 29.896 29.762 -0.040
7 1 Elliot Sadler 30.021 29.918 29.772 -0.010
8 62 Brendan Gaughan 29.951 29.904 29.795 -0.023
9 3 Ty Dillon 30.002 29.901 29.931 -0.136
10 98 Aric Almirola (i) 30.094 29.909 29.976 -0.045
11 48 Brennan Poole # 29.922 29.933 29.988 -0.012
12 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 30.175 29.944 29.997 -0.009
13 42 Justin Marks 30.049 29.970 Eliminated -0.026
14 2 Austin Dillon (i) 30.139 29.971 Eliminated -0.001
15 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 30.059 30.043 Eliminated -0.072
16 28 Dakoda Armstrong 30.282 30.134 Eliminated -0.091
17 11 Blake Koch 30.414 30.155 Eliminated -0.021
18 16 Ryan Reed 30.264 30.161 Eliminated -0.006
19 39 Ryan Sieg 30.393 30.162 Eliminated -0.001
21 43 Jeb Burton 30.359 30.244 Eliminated -0.082
22 24 Corey LaJoir 30.375 30.334 Eliminated -0.090
23 51 Jeremy Clements 30.532 30.403 Eliminated -0.069
24 4 Ross Chastain 30.274 30.526 Eliminated -0.123
20 01 Ryan Preece # 30.470 30.623 Eliminated -0.097
25 0 Garrett Smithley # 30.535 Eliminated -0.065
26 14 JJ Yeley 30.714 Eliminated -0.179
27 07 Ray Black Jr 30.805 Eliminated -0.091
28 97 Harrison Rhodes 30.921 Eliminated -0.116
29 89 Morgan Shepherd 31.111 Eliminated -0.190
30 44 David Starr 31.146 Eliminated -0.035
31 10 Jeff Green 31.333 Eliminated -0.187
32 93 Dylan Lupton 31.407 Eliminated -0.074
33 40 Carl Long 31.409 Eliminated -0.002
34 90 Mario Gosselin 31.472 Eliminated -0.063
35 25 Cody Ware 31.553 Eliminated -0.081
36 52 Joey Gase 31.729 Eliminated -0.176
37 15 Stanton Barrett 31.859 Eliminated -0.130
38 74 Mike Harmon 31.859 Eliminated 0.000
39 78 BJ McLeod 32.513 Eliminated -0.654
40 13 Derek White 33.426 Eliminated -0.913
41 70 Derrike Cope 0.000 Eliminated 33.426
42 99 Todd Peck 0.000 Eliminated 0.000

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

 

 

 

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