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Kyle Busch Soars to 50th Pole For Boyd Gaming 300

The NASCAR XFINITY Series’ winningest driver reached another milestone at his home track.

Kyle Busch bested Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez to claim the pole for Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Busch’s 29.557-second lap edged out Jones by just .009 seconds to give the Nevada native his 50th-career pole.

Daytona International Speedway winner Chase Elliott slotted in fourth to lead the way for Chevrolet. Brandon Jones rounded out the top five.

Justin Allgaier, Brendan Gaughan, Elliott Sadler, Ty Dillon and Aric Almirola rounded out the top 10. Cup regulars Austin Dillon and Brad Keselowski will start in 14th and 15th, respectively, after failing to make the final round.

Derrike Cope and Todd Peck failed to qualify for the event.

Coverage for the Boyd Gaming 300 will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET on PRN and FOX Sports 1.


PositionCar No.DriverBest Time
118Kyle Busch29.557
220Erik Jones29.566
319Daniel Suarez29.586
488Chase Elliott29.719
533Brandon Jones29.722
67Justin Allgaier29.762
762Brendan Gaughan29.772
81Elliott Sadler29.795
93Ty Dillon29.931
1098Aric Almirola29.976
1148Brennan Poole29.988
126Darrell Wallace, Jr.29.997
1342Justin Marks29.97
142Austin Dillon29.971
1522Brad Keselowski30.043
1628Dakoda Armstrong30.134
1711Blake Koch30.155
1816Ryan Reed30.161
1939Ryan Sieg30.162
2001Ryan Preece30.244
2143Jeb Burton30.334
2224Corey Lajoie30.403
2351Jeremy Clements30.526
244Ross Chastain30.623
250Garrett Smithley30.535
2614JJ Yeley30.714
277Ray Black, Jr.30.805
2897Harrison Rhodes30.921
2989Morgan Shepherd31.111
3044David Starr31.146
3110Jeff Green31.333
3293Josh Reaume31.407
3340Carl Long31.409
3490Mario Gosselin31.472
3525Cody Ware31.553
3652Joey Gase31.729
3715Ryan Ellis31.859
3874Mike Harmon31.859
3978BJ McLeod32.512
4013Derek White33.426

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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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Tim S.


Brian in PDX

You know NA$CAR wants him to top Richard Patty’s records, right? Watch how they spin it when he cracks 200 wins across trucks, Infinity and Cup and also surpasses pole wins. They will try to equate how they are the same or better accomplishments. You heard it here first ;-)


Yup, you are CORRECT!


He’s done it again. Another reason not to watch his ego trip.


and this is a surprise. He’s just makes you sick watching him pat himself on his back


Yeah, I don’t think humility is in his vocabulary. I can see him getting pissy playing Horse with a 10 year old, probably would nail him with the basketball and storm off.


And take the ball with him, even if it isn’t his.

Brian in PDX


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