Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, reacts after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
(Getty Images for NASCAR / July 13, 2012)
LOUDON, New Hampshire—
has won his first pole position of the season by edging Kasey Kahne
Busch, the last driver in Friday's qualifying for the NASCAR
Sprint Cup race on Sunday at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, had a 133.417 mph lap to capture the ninth pole of his career. Kahne, who drove 133.403 mph on the fastest of his two laps, will start alongside Busch.
Busch nearly brushed the wall near the end of his qualifying run.Denny Hamlin
was in line for the top position with a lap of 133.399 mph until Kahne pushed him back a spot in the 44-car field.
Rounding out the top 10 were Martin Truex Jr.
, Clint Bowyer
, Ryan Newman
, Jimmie Johnson
, Jeff Gordon
, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
and Tony Stewart
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