Busch Sets Phoenix Track Record

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch earned his second Phoenix Sprint Cup pole and the 10th of his career on Friday. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 by setting a new Phoenix International Raceway qualifying record of 138.766 mph.

It was Busch’s second Phoenix Sprint Cup pole and the 10th of his career.

“I’m looking forward to the race,” said Busch. “It’s just a matter of keeping it going on Sunday. The number one pit selection is going to help us. We hope it makes for an easy day for us.”

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver led a Toyota sweep with Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin qualifying second and third.

Kasey Kahne and Aric Almirola rounded out the top five.

Kurt Busch, Paul Menard, Regan Smith, Tony Stewart and Mark Martin completed the first 10 qualifiers.

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship point leader Jimmie Johnson qualified 24th, while second place Brad Keselowski will take the green flag Sunday from the 14th starting spot.

"At this point, regardless of our points situation, I still came here ready to race and we’ve won some races here and have been able to run in the top-five which is very important to lead into a comfortable Homestead,” said Johnson, who will have his worst Chase race starting spot since 2010 on Sunday.

J.J. Yeley failed to make the race.

Sprint Cup Series teams will have a pair of practice sessions on Saturday.

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