Kyle Busch wins pole for Food City 300 at Bristol

Daniel McFadin
NBC Sports

Kyle Busch won the pole for the Xfinity Series’ Food City 300 after a shortened qualifying session due to rain at Bristol Motor Speedway.

A lengthy rain delay led NASCAR to hold a single, 20-minute round to determine the pole, and Busch earned it with speed of 127.157 mph.

“It’s just a matter of waiting a little bit, seeing what the track had in it and trying to go get it,” Busch told NBCSN. “Starting up front that will help things for us. We’re a little off on balance there for our run and would like to make some adjustments here in order to make it better so we’re closer at the start of the race and don’t have work on it much during the race.”

It’s the 63rd Xfinity pole for Busch and his sixth of the year, which leads the series.

The starting top five will be Busch, Joey Logano, Brennan Poole, Justin Allgaier and Cole Custer.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 17th in his first Xfinity start of the year.

Busch is attempting to sweep all three NASCAR races at Bristol Motor Speedway this week, like he did in 2010. He won Wednesday’s Camping World Truck Series. He’s won from the pole three times this season in Xfinity competition.

The race is scheduled to begin at 7:43 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Click here for full qualifying results.

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