Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
Kyle Busch proved he knows how to qualify at famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday. He collected poles in Sprint Cup and Xfinity series. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kyle Busch took the spotlight off of a couple of Indiana favorites who will be starting the final Sprint Cup races of their careers at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by winning the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Brickyard 400.
Busch, driving the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, posted a pole-winning lap at 184.634 mph in the three-session qualifying run at the legendary 2.5-mile IMS track.
The pole is the second of the season for Busch, the defending series champion who has three victories in 2016. It came shortly Busch won the pole for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Indy.
“It means a lot,” Busch said. “It’s definitely pretty special to be running the way that we’re running and to have the success that we’ve had here the last couple of years at Indy and I’d love nothing more than to try to win here again.”
Busch won last year at the Brickyard and has four top-five finishes in 11 starts in the race.
“The last couple of years has been pretty good,” Busch said of Indy. “Definitely been figuring a Read the full story »