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Kyle Busch Sails Away to DAV 200 Pole

Kyle Busch Sails Away to DAV 200 Pole

by November 14, 2015 0 comments

Kyle Busch demolished the track record for the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Phoenix International Raceway to score the pole for today’s DAV 200.

The driver of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota claimed his 47th career XFINITY pole with a monstrous lap of 25.992 seconds – a lap that was over a quarter of a second faster than second-place driver Austin Dillon’s best effort.

Busch completed a clean sweep of qualifying, taking the top spot in all three rounds of qualifying with laps of 26.661 and 26.045 seconds in the first and second rounds.

Completing the top-10 of the starting grid for today’s 200-lap race are Erik Jones, Brad Keselowski, Daniel Suarez, Brendan Gaughan Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon, Kyle Larson and Darrell Wallace Jr.

While championship contenders Buescher and Ty Dillon will start today’s race in the top-10, JR Motorsports’s title contenders, Regan Smith and Chase Elliott, will respectively start the race from the 11th and 12th positions.

Apart from the waving of the red flag to end each round, the red flag flew once during all three rounds of qualifying for a Turn 4 accident involving the No. 70 Chevrolet of Matt Waltz.

Waltz and Morgan Shepherd were the two drivers to fail to qualify for today’s race.

Top-10 Qualifiers for the DAV 200

  1. 54 – Kyle Busch(i) – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 25.992 | Leader
  2. 33 – Austin Dillon(i) – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 26.267 | -0.275
  3. 20 – Erik Jones(i) – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 26.277 | -0.285
  4. 22 – Brad Keselowski(i) – Ford – Team Penske – 26.299 | -0.307
  5. 18 – Daniel Suarez# – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing – 26.444 | -0.452
  6. 62 – Brendan Gaughan – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 26.457 | -0.465
  7. 60 – Chris Buescher – Ford – Roush Fenway Racing – 26.491 | -0.499
  8. 3 – Ty Dillon – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing – 26.511 | -0.519
  9. 42 – Kyle Larson(i) – Chevrolet – HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi – 26.513 | -0.521
  10. 6 – Darrell Wallace Jr.# – Ford – Roush Fenway Racing – 26.522 | -0.530

# = Rookie, (i) = Ineligible for NASCAR XFINITY Series points.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Kyle Pokrefky
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