Kyle Busch wins Coca-Cola 600 pole, Logano to start second
CONCORD, N.C. -- For the 30th time in his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, Kyle Busch will start from the pole in Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch piloted his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota around the 1.5-mile speedway in 28.149 seconds at over 191 mph in the third round of qualifying to earn the top starting spot for NASCAR's longest race.
Busch cracked wise that he was "just pure talent" that got him the pole, laughing at his well-publicized rant following last week's Camping World Truck Series race at CMS. Charlotte is the only track on the current Cup schedule where Busch has yet to win a points race, but he did win the All-Star Race last year.
Team Penske's Joey Logano will start alongside Busch on the front row Sunday, missing the top spot by just under a tenth of a second. Logano's teammates Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney will both start in the top 10, qualifying fifth and eighth, respectively.
Defending Coca-Cola 600 winner Austin Dillon will roll off 12th for Sunday's race. Click here for the complete starting lineup for the Coca-Cola 600.
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