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Kyle Busch wins pole

March 23, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Kyle Busch wins pole
Driver of No. 54 car follows up win last week with Saturday pole

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Kyle Busch, the winner of last week's Nationwide Series race at Bristol, continued his hot streak by winning the pole during qualifying ahead of Saturday's Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

Busch ran his first qualifying lap in 40.312 seconds with a best speed of 178.607 mph.

Elliott Sadler, Brian Vickers, Brad Keselowski, and Nelson Piquet Jr. rounded out the top five with times of 40.545, 40.655, 40.683, and 40.708, respectively.

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Current points leader Sam Hornish Jr. was seventh with a best speed of 176.246.

Travis Pastrana was 14th with a time of 41.088.

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