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By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
Kurt Busch came just shy of setting a new track record at Texas Motor Speedway, but it still looked like the pole for the NRA 500 would be a nice consolation prize — but then his younger brother Kyle Busch knocked him off the provisional pole late in the session.
Kyle Busch did surpass the previous track record — set by Brian Vickers in 2006 — with a lap of 196.299 mph, Busch was the 42nd of 45 drivers to take a qualifying lap, and in setting the track record he also secured his 12th career pole position, and second of 2013. Kurt Busch would hang onto the second position, to make it an all Busch-Brother front-row.
Aric Almirola put The King’s famous No. 43 third on the grid, his teammate Marcos Ambrose will start fourth, and Martin Truex Jr. will round out your top-five starters Saturday night.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads a Hendrick charge from the sixth position followed by Jimmie Johns...