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Kyle Busch captures Keystone Light Pole

June 26, 2014, Staff report,

Driver going for fifth win in five series races this season

Related: Full results

Kyle Busch posted the fastest speed in the final round of Keystone Light Pole Qualifying on Thursday at Kentucky Speedway, and he'll lead the field to green later tonight in the UNOH 225 (8 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1).

Clocking in at 175.864 mph allowed Busch to take the top spot, his third series pole of the season. Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. will start second to his boss after a final lap of 175.615 mph.

Jeb Burton (175.194 mph), Ben Kennedy (175.046 mph), and series points leader Johnny Sauter (174.978 mph) round out the top five.

German Quiroga, who led both of Thursday's practice sessions, was the first one off pit road for the final round as drivers played the waiting game in the final five-minute session. He will start sixth after a top speed of 174.893 mph.

Among the notables not advancing to the 12-driver final qualifying round were Brad Keselowski (14th) and Austin Dillon (23rd). Dillon took a spin in the No. 20 NTS Motorsports Chevrolet on his first lap of the second round, briefly bringing out the caution. He did not complete a lap.

Despite leaving pit road and attempting a late run, Keselowski finished 0.100 seconds behind Ron Hornaday Jr. for the 12th spot.

Busch led all trucks in the opening round, and Wallace paced the field in the second round.