Kyle Busch grabbed the pole for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600!
Kyle Busch grabbed the pole for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 with a fast lap of 185.433 mph. Busch will be joined on the front row by Kasey Kahne in the No. 9 Dodge.
Tickets for the Coca-Cola 600 are available at the LMS ticket office and entry gates Sunday. Gates open at noon with the green flag slated to fall at 5:30 p.m.
How was your car in qualifying?
"We struggled a little bit here earlier today and felt like we made some gains there -- I like the car better, but it still wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. I think we should have run a 90 or something like that."
What is it about the success you've had at tracks where you have not had as much luck?
"It's been pretty fun. Here at Charlotte Motor Speedway I only have one top-three finish and that was last fall. Hopefully we can have another solid run in this race. I don't think I've ever finished 600 miles on the lead lap yet -- I might have only finished that race one time and I was three laps down. That was my first try here and hopefully better luck this time."
How important is your qualifying position in a 600-mile race?
"It doesn't mean much -- it's better to start up front so you don't have to race guys and you can just bide your time instead of having to rush to the front. You don't necessarily rush, but you don't want to go a lap down. This is a long race where you can probably get your lap back, but with the way these cars are we're not sure that we'll see many yellow flags. That's just a big part of it because you don't want to fall too far behind."
What's it like to be Kyle Busch?
"It's pretty cool, obviously. On the race track, it's pretty fun. We've got a great set of team guys here with JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) and this M&M's team does such a great job for me. I'm fortunate to be teamed up with Toyota and all these guys -- it's fun. I can't say anything else than that -- we're just excited about this upcoming race on Sunday and I wasn't too pleased with the car in practice. We made some changes, (Steve) Addington and the guys made good calls for qualifying here."