Kyle Busch Speeds To Indy Xfinity Pole

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Kyle Busch raced to the pole for Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)
Kyle Busch raced to the pole for Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – Kyle Busch continued his domination of the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by winning the pole for Saturday afternoon’s Indiana 250.

Busch won the pole Saturday afternoon with a fast lap of 168.397 mph in the Combos Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. It was Busch’s fifth pole in seven Xfinity Series races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the most in series history for this event.

It was also his 67th pole in 352 NASCAR Xfinity Series races and his second pole and seventh top-10 start in 2019.

Brandon Jones, Busch’s teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing, will start second after a lap at 168.083 mph in the No. 19 First Foundation Toyota. It’s Jones 17th top-10 start this year and his first in four races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Rounding out the top three was another Joe Gibbs Racing driver, Christopher Bell, at 167.317 mph in the Rheem/Parker Hannifin Toyota.

Tyler Reddick was fourth at 166.208 mph, with rookie John Hunter Nemechek rounding out the top-five at 166.187 mph. He was also the fastest rookie.

The Indiana 250 starts at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on NBCSN.

Indiana 250 Starting Lineup

1. Kyle Busch
2. Brandon Jones
3. Christopher Bell
4. Tyler Reddick
5. John Hunter Nemechek
6. Austin Cindric
7. Justin Haley
8. Justin Allgaier
9. Chase Briscoe
10. Ryan Sieg
11. Cole Custer
12. Jeb Burton
13. Noah Gragson
14. Austin Dillon
15. Michael Annett
16. Gray Gaulding
17. Austin Hill
18. Jeremy Clements
19. Josh Williams
20. Ronnie Bassett Jr.
21. B.J. McLeod
22. Stefan Parson
23. Josh Bilicki
24. J.J. Yeley
25. David Starr
26. Ray Black Jr.
27. Matt Mills
28. Tommy Joe Martins
29. Joey Gase
30. Stephen Leicht
31. Brandon Brown
32. Garrett Smithley
33. Morgan Shepherd
34. Landon Cassill
35. Vinnie Miller
36. Chad Finchum
37. Mike Harmon
38. Kyle Weatherman