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Kyle Busch On Pole for 2011 Food City 250 at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kyle Busch laid down the fastest lap during Nationwide Series qualifying to claim the pole position for the 30th annual Food City 250. Busch laid down a lap of 15.979 seconds for a speed of 120.083 mph. Busch was the only driver to break into the 120-mph range. Starting next to Busch on the front row is his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano who toured the half-mile track at Bristol in 15.997 seconds, a speed of 119.947 mph.

The pole is Busch’s 23rd pole position in 219 career Nationwide starts. He is tied with Sam Ard, Jeff Green and Kevin Harvick for fourth on the all-time series pole list. This is also the second pole for Busch in 15 career Bristol Nationwide races.

Elliott Sadler is starting on the inside of the second row with a 16.015-second lap for a speed of 119.813 mph. Sadler starts alongside Kenny Wallace, who made it around the track in 16.067 seconds for a speed of 119.425 mph. The third row is comprised of Jason Leffler and Carl Edwards.


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What is it that Mike Neff doesn’t do? The writer, radio contributor and racetrack announcer coordinates the site’s local short track coverage, hitting up Saturday Night Specials across the country while tracking the sport’s future racing stars. The writer for our signature Cup post-race column, Thinkin’ Out Loud (Mondays) also sits down with Cup crew chiefs to talk shop every Friday with Tech Talk. Mike announces several shows each year for the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association. He also pops up everywhere from PRN Pit Reporters and the Press Box with Alan Smothers to SIRIUS XM Radio. He has announced at tracks all over the Southeast, starting at Millbridge Speedway. He's also announced at East Lincoln Speedway, Concord Speedway, Tri-County Speedway, Caraway Speedway, and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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