INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is becoming Kyle Busch’s playground. He’s now won two of the last three NASCAR XFINITY Series races here, two straight Brickyard 400’s and now two straight Brickyard 400 poles too.
Busch, powered his No. 18 Toyota to the top of the speed charts in the closing seconds of qualifying on Saturday afternoon from the famed 2.5-mile track, as he earned his second straight IMS pole and 23rd of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career by having a speed of 187.301 mph in the third and final round of Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/IMS Radio Network).
It was also his series leading fourth Coors Light Pole Award of the 2017 season.
One of the drivers he broke a tie with for most poles this season will start alongside of him, as two-time Brickyard 400 pole winner Kevin Harvick will roll off second on Sunday in his No. 4 Ford. Harvick, turned a lap of 186.332 and will look to win his second Brickyard 400 crown tomorrow.
Two Chevrolet drivers and two former Brickyard 400 winners will share Row 2, with Jamie McMurray (186.274 mph) and Jimmie Johnson (185.851 mph) will roll off third and fourth respectively.
Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five of qualifying in his No. 11 Toyota.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 13th in his final Brickyard start, while Kyle Larson actually made it out of inspection and passed it too, but will start 25th on Sunday.
Brickyard 400 Starting Lineup:
Row 1: Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick
Row 2: Jamie McMurray, Jimmie Johnson
Row 3: Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr.
Row 4: Joey Logano, Ryan Newman
Row 5: Erik Jones R, Ryan Blaney
Row 6: Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch
Row 7: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth
Row 8: Daniel Suarez R, Chase Elliott
Row 9: Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer
Row 10: Kasey Kahne, Austin Dillon
Row 11: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne
Row 12: Danica Patrick, Michael McDowell
Row 13: Kyle Larson, Chris Buescher
Row 14: Matt DiBenedetto, Ty Dillon R
Row 15: Aric Almirola, David Ragan
Row 16: Landon Cassill, Corey LaJoie R
Row 17: JJ Yeley, Cole Whitt
Row 18: BJ McLeod R, Gray Gaulding R
Row 19: Jeffrey Earnhardt , Carl Long
Row 20: Joey Gase R, AJ Allmendinger