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Kyle Busch Takes Pole for CNBC Prime’s the Profit 200

July 13th, 2013 at 11:56 AM
By Clayton Caldwell

Kyle Busch has won the pole for Saturday's CNBC's Prime's the Profit 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It's Busch's 30th career NASCAR Nationwide Series pole, tying Mark Martin's all-time record. Busch set a new track record at a speed of 131.916 mph. Busch beat out teammate Brian Vickers for the pole as it's an all Joe Gibbs Racing front row. 

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Starting in the third position is Kasey Kahne with points leader Regan Smith starting in the fourth position. Starting fifth is Brian Scott and Justin Allgaier will roll off from the sixth position. Starting in the seventh position is Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth will start in the eighth position. Starting in the ninth position is Elliott Sadler and Parker Kligerman will round out the top ten. 

Starting in the 11th position is Austin Dillon while Sam Hornish Jr will roll off from the 12th position. Starting in 13th is rookie Kyle Larson and Trevor Bayne will start from the 14th position. Starting in the 15th position is Nelson Piquet Jr and Paul Menard is 16th. Starting in 17th is Travis Pastrana and Joe Nemechek will roll off from the 18th position. Starting 19th is Chad Hackenbracht, making his Nationwide Series debut for Tri-Star Motorsports and teammate Mike Bliss starts 20th. 

Other notables in the field include, Billy Johnson, who is starting in the 22nd position, making his oval debut in NASCAR and Michael Annett in 23rd. Landon Cassill starts 24th and Ryan Preece starts 27th. Preece is making his Nationwide Series debut running a #8 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing. Reed Sorenson starts 29th. 

Three drivers failed to qualify for the field and they are Mike Harmon, Morgan Shepherd and Dexter Stacey. Stacey will race and start from the 37th position after Carl Long and his #15 team withdrew from the race, allowing the next fastest time to make the race, which is Stacey. 

The CNBC Prime's the Profit 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway beings at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

Tags: Brian Vickers, CNBC Prime's the Profit 200, Kyle Busch, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Nationwide Series, New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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