Busch's No. 41 Chevrolet will lead the field Sunday after he turned the fastest lap (185.142 mph) in the last of three rounds of qualifying on the two-mile oval.
Kurt Busch returned to the Cup series last weekend in Phoenix, where he finished fifth, after missing the first three races of the season.
The former Cup champion was suspended by NASCAR before the season-opening
After Busch agreed to follow NASCAR's guidelines for reinstatement and prosecutors said they would not file any criminal charges against Busch, his suspension was lifted.