Fast Homecoming For Busch

Las Vegas native Kurt Busch shattered the track qualifying record held by his brother Kyle and earned the pole for Sunday's Shelby American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“It seems like (crew chief) Steve Addington definitely has his game on at this track,” Busch said. “I just hope it bleeds over to Sunday.”

Busch won his first pole in 83 races and did it in spectacular style with a lap of 188.719 mph.

“I’m stoked,” Busch said. “To do it here in my hometown of Vegas, it’s really exciting to me and all the fans that were here today.”

In all 18 drivers broke the old qualifying mark of 185.995 mph in Friday's session.

Jeff Gordon will start outside Busch on the front row after his lap of 188.646 mph.

Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five.

Joey Logano, Greg Biffle, Mark Martin, Tony Stewart and Juan Pablo Montoya completed the first ten qualifiers.

Terry Cook and Casey Mears failed to qualify for the race.

Sunday's Shelby American is slated for a 3:15 p.m. ET green flag.

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