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Busch nabs Nationwide Coors Light Pole

October 11, 2013, Staff report,

'Rowdy' wins his ninth pole of the Nationwide season

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CONCORD, N.C. -- A chaotic Nationwide Series qualifying session at Charlotte Motor Speedway ended with a familiar name at the top of the board.

Kyle Busch claimed another pole in NASCAR's No. 2 series with a lap of 183.387 mph at the 1.5-mile track. Joey Logano was second, followed by Sam Hornish Jr. and Austin Dillon. Dillon is the series leader, entering the weekend with an eight-point lead over Hornish.

Regan Smith, Alex Bowman, Trevor Bayne, Kyle Larson, Brian Vickers and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top 10. Sprint Cup Series leader Matt Kenseth was 15th, while reigning Camping World Truck Series champion James Buescher was 30th.

Several drivers had trouble on the tricky Charlotte layout. Ken Butler scraped up the side of his car, while Elliott Sadler shot into the wall and damaged the rear end of his primary vehicle. Brad Sweet and Travis Pastrana both spun, but managed to keep their cars off the wall. Several other drivers had their cars bobble, but made saves to keep them straight.

It was the ninth Nationwide pole this season for Busch, who now has 35 for his career. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has 10 wins on the circuit this year.

The Dollar General 300 is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET.


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