Busch Wins Truck Pole

Kyle Busch captured the pole for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series San Bernardino County 200 at Auto Club Speedway with a lap of 41.341 seconds, 174.161 mph.

It was Busch's third pole in 56 NCWTS races. Two of his poles have come on 2-mile tracks (Michigan 2005 and today). The other came at Charlotte in 2008.

"It's all she had man -- that was it," Busch said. "It was wide open. It was a good lap for us. The Miccosukee Toyota Tundra --
I was not expecting that."

Johnny Benson (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2009 and his fourth in six races at ACS.

"It was pretty smooth through (turns) one and two, but (turns) three and four didn't go the way I wanted it to." Benson said. "It just got away from me there and slid up the track. All in all, I'm not going to complain."

Ricky Carmichael posted his second top-10 start in two races this season after timing in third.

"We came here for practice here yesterday, it is such a fast track for me," Carmichael said. "It is way harder than Daytona. Less banking. You depend so much on grip. All these guys have so much time out here, during qualifying, they go out there and hold it wide open. They have so much confidence. Whereas, between trying to get the confidence, the tires and everything and trying to learn the track in general, I had a lot to digest. So, just happy to be up here and just want to bring it to the finish tomorrow."

Ron Hornaday Jr. and Mike Skinner rounded out the top five.

Gabi Dicarlo and Brandon Knupp qualified for their first Truck Series race while nine other drivers are making their first start at ACS.

Saturday's race will take the green flag at 3 p.m. (ET) live on FOX.


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