After going out last, Kyle Busch claimed the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway during pole qualifying at the track on Friday with a time of 119.112 seconds in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
“Going out last always helps,” Busch said.
The 20-car qualifying session for the All-Star Race consisted of three lap runs, with four tire pit stops on each driver’s second lap. The total time of the three laps and pit stop were combined for each driver’s total qualifying time.
“It’s just a whole team effort,” Busch said. “That’s what it boils down to.”
Ryan Newman went out second and posted a qualifying time of 120.168 seconds in the No. 39 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. He held the provisional pole for the remainder of the session until replaced by Busch on the final attempt.
Twenty drivers are already qualified for the Sprint All-Star Race by winning a race in 2011 or up to this point in 2012 or by being a winner of the All-Star event within...