Kyle Busch Takes Coors Light Pole at Chicagoland

By Staff report |

Kyle¬†Busch¬†used a fast lap of 180.959 mph in the final round of group qualifying for the NASCAR¬†XFINITY¬†Series to take the Coors Light Pole Award atChicagoland¬†Speedway¬†for Saturday’s¬†Furious¬†7¬†300¬†(6 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

The pole is Busch’s third of the season in the¬†XFINITY¬†Series and the 46th of his career in the series. In 11 starts at Chicagoland, Busch has three wins, seven top fives and now two poles at the 1.5-mile track.

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Busch is looking to make it a Chicagoland sweep for the No. 54 team in the XFINITY Series. Erik Jones won the June standalone event at Chicagoland piloting the No. 54 Toyota to Victory Lane.

Busch’s¬†Joe¬†Gibbs¬†Racing¬†teammates¬†Matt¬†Kenseth¬†and¬†Daniel¬†Suarez¬†made it a clean sweep of the top three spots in the starting lineup. Kenseth (180.844 mph) will line up in the front row with Busch¬†while Suarez (180.542 mph) will line up in the third position.

Ty Dillon (179.922 mph) will join Suarez in Row 2 for the start of the race.Ryan Blaney (179.892) and Kyle Larson (179.736 mph) will comprise Row 3.

Entering Saturday’s race,¬†Chris¬†Buescher¬†holds a 21-point edge over defending series champion¬†Chase¬†Elliott¬†and a 27-point lead over¬†Ty¬†Dillon. Elliott did not advance to the final round of group qualifying and will start 17th¬†while Buescher will line up eighth.

Morgan Shepherd did not qualify for the race.

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