Busch continued the season-long trend of track record qualifying speeds, turning a lap of 138.130 mph Friday to win the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
It's the second pole of the season for Busch, who will be joined on the front row by reigning Sprint Cup champion
Busch starts first a week after he rolled over at Daytona. He was involved in a 25-car wreck that ended with Busch getting flipped upside-down in his No. 18 Toyota.
"I thought it was a little bit tight but I guess I was driving through it enough that it was still carrying good speed," Busch said. "Lap felt good. It didn't feel that good, but it felt good."
It was the 13th track record set this season.
Scott Dixon will start from the pole for Saturday's IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway in Newton.
Dixon will be joined on the top line by Target Chip Ganassi teammate Tony Kanaan after single-car qualifying on Friday.
Helio Castroneves will start third, followed by Ryan Briscoe, Carlos Munoz and Sebastien Bourdais.
But Penske has never won in seven starts at Iowa, while
Erik Jones led for 131 of 200 laps and won the NASCAR Trucks series race in Newton, Iowa, giving
It's the second career win for the 18-year-old Jones, and the sixth victory of 2014 for the No. 51 truck.