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Kyle Busch Begins on Xfinity Pole at Atlanta

Kyle Busch will roll off pit road from the pole position in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ second trip of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday, July 10.

Busch looks to win his third NXS race at the 1.54-mile track, winning back-to-back events in 2016-2017. It would also be his fifth Xfinity win of the year and 102nd of his career in the series.

His Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Hemric, who finished runner up to Busch at Road America last week, starts second. AJ Allmendinger takes his No. 16 Kaulig Racing car from third, Team Penske’s Austin Cindric is fourth and Harrison Burton rounds out the top five.

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Michael Annett, who’s also racing at Knoxville Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series Friday evening, begins sixth. Allmendinger’s cohort Justin Haley is seventh, while Annett’s JR Motorsports colleagues Justin Allgaier and Noah Gragson slot in eighth and ninth. Riley Herbst completes the top 10.

Four performance-based categories were weighted and added to form the lineup: driver’s and car owner’s finishing position (25% each), fastest lap from the previous race (15%) and team owner points ranking (35%).

Xfinity Lineup for Atlanta

The Credit Karma Money 250 is set to air on July 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and the Performance Racing Network radio.

About the author

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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