Busch is aiming for his fourth consecutive win in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and is now within 23 points of the top-30 championship spot he needs to ensure a Chase place despite missing 11 rounds through injury.
“I just wasn’t sure I could get the balance right”, said Busch, who had said before qualifying that he wasn’t sure he had a shot at the pole.
Harvick posted the fastest lap of the second round while Stewart was fastest in the first round.
If Kyle Busch were to win the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, he would join an exclusive club reserved primarily for NASCAR Hall of Fame members.
“This year, we’ve got four out of five wins”. This was Busch’s first pole since last fall at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He came close in his last two starts, however, with a pair of runner-up results after starting on the third row in the last two races on the tricky triangle. He said probably not, and especially not a superspeedway.
And if he could be convinced to make the occasional cameo appearance?
One of the questions is whether driver Clint Bowyer could end up leaving MWR for Ganassi after this season. “There is obviously some change on the horizon”, Bowyer said. We take a look at “The Streak” vs “The Sweep”. Busch won on the road course at Sonoma, then took the last three races at Kentucky, New Hampshire and Indianapolis.
A charity poker tournament at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino raised almost $58,000 Thursday night, split evenly between the NASCAR Foundation and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation.