Friday, September 12, 2014

Kyle Busch on Chicago Pole as qualifying washed away

JOLIET, Ill. — Kyle Busch will sit on the pole for the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup as rain washed out qualifying Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway.

Busch had the top speed in Friday's practice session with a lap of 191.442 mph. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is one of the 16 Chase participants. Another Chase driver, Ryan Newman will start next to him on the front row Sunday.

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As rain and temperatures in the 50s hit the 1.5-mile track Friday afternoon, NASCAR officials canceled qualifying about an hour before its scheduled 6:45 p.m. ET start.

"Having a good time in practice means a lot but there obviously that are a lot of things that need to happen in the race this weekend for us in getting off to a good start," Busch said.

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