Kyle Busch earned the top starting spot for Friday night’s Food City 300 (7 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver turned a lap of 124.686 mph in his No. 18 Toyota. Busch, is a 21 time winner at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway, nine of which occurring in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. In fact, Busch has won five times on the concrete oval since 2010 and is in a good position to win again this weekend.
He will be joined by his JGR teammate Christopher Bell on the front row. Bell, turned a lap of 123.986 mph in his No. 20 Toyota.
JGR has won 12 of the last 16 races in XFINITY Series competition at Bristol and will once again be the ones to beat on Friday night.
Two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers in Kyle Larson (123.682 mph) and Joey Logano (123.674 mph) will start third and fourth respectively while Matt Tifft will roll off fifth in his No. 2 Chevrolet. The Ohio native turned a lap of 123.340 mph.
Food City 300 Starting Lineup
Row 1: Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell
Row 2: Kyle Larson, Joey Logano
Row 3: Matt Tifft, Elliott Sadler
Row 4: Brandon Jones, Ty Dillon
Row 5: Cole Custer, Justin Allgaier
Row 6: Daniel Hemric, Ryan Truex
Row 7: Chase Briscoe, Tyler Reddick R
Row 8: Chase Elliott, Ryan Reed
Row 9: Austin Cindric R, Ross Chastain
Row 10: Jeremy Clements, Alex Labbe R
Row 11: Ryan Sieg, Michael Annett
Row 12: BJ McLeod, Ray Black Jr.
Row 13: Garrett Smithley, Joe Gase
Row 14: Ja Junior Avila, Josh Williams
Row 15: Jeff Green, Chad Finchum R
Row 16: Timmy Hill, David Starr
Row 17: JJ Yeley, Vinnie Miller R
Row 18: Spencer Boyd R, Carl Long
Row 19: Josh Bilicki R, Bayley Currey
Row 20: Stephen Leicht, Morgan Shepherd