Kyle Busch‘s strong weekend continued as the Nevadan soared to the Coors Light Pole Award for Saturday’s Drive for Safety 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. The result is Busch’s 55th-career NASCAR XFINITY Series pole, and his seventh pole of 2016.
Joining Busch on the front row will be Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Suarez. Justin Allgaier, Elliott Sadler and Erik Jones will complete the top 5, with Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and Ty Dillon rounding out the top 10.
Busch returns on Saturday after winning Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race. However, Busch’s Kyle Busch Motorsports truck failed post-race inspection after the win.
Busch’s No. 18 NOS Energy Toyota blew a motor in Friday’s XFINITY Series practice session. His team swapped motors overnight, and Busch won’t be required to start at the tail end of the field because the issue occurred before qualifying.
Saturday’s race serves as the regular season finale for the XFINITY Series. The 12-team XFINITY Series Chase grid will begin in next weekend’s standalone race at Kentucky Speedway.
Coverage for the Drive for Safety 300 will begin at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
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A graduate of Ball State, Aaron rejoins Frontstretch for his second season in 2016 following a successful year that included covering seven races and starting the popular "Two-Headed Monster" column in 2015. Now in his third year of covering motorsports, Aaron serves as an Assistant Editor for Frontstretch while also contributing to other popular sites including Speed51 and The Apex. He encourages you to come say hi when you see him at the track.
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