BRISTOL — Kyle Busch came into Bristol looking for another boost. How about a pole position?
The five-time Bristol winner turned the hot lap Friday racing to his first pole on the half-mile with a lap of 14.813 seconds and a track record 129.535 mph to pace today’s Food City 500 field.
“Certainly starting up front here at Bristol can mean good things, but it doesn’t always work that way,” said Busch. “I’ve won plenty of races here starting at the back. To be able to come out here today — this whole Joe Gibbs Racing team has done a great job. Dave (Rogers, crew chief) and all the guys unloaded with a really good race car. We just kept fine-tuning on the M&M’s Camry to make it a little bit better and we were able to get to where it was pretty quick in practice.