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What's Kyle's line? His pole lap vs. Chasers

October 31, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Compare Kyle Busch's record-breaking lap at Texas to four other Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup contenders

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As the closest championship battle in history comes down to the final three races of the season, competitors raise their game to claim the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

On April 12, Kyle Busch set a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series track record in Coors Light Pole Qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway in his Gen-6 Toyota Camry, turning a lap .009 seconds faster than previous record holder Brian Vickers had 6 1/2 years earlier.

Busch's lap around the track was recorded by Inifinity Video Systems, and through the company's competitive motion analysis, the laps of his fellow Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup title contenders can be seen side-by-side.

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to the Great American Speedway, take a look at how the No. 18 car outpaced its competition. See where Chase competitors gained or lost tenths of a second, translating into track position on the track and pit stall positions off of it.

Pos. Driver MPH Seconds Behind
1. Kyle Busch 196.299 27.509 --
7. Jimmie Johnson 194.503 27.763 -0.254
8. Jeff Gordon 194.168 27.811 -0.302
20. Matt Kenseth 192.761 28.014 -0.505
29. Kevin Harvick 191.734 28.164 -0.655

 

 

 

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