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Cup: New Hampshire - Qualifying times

Kyle Busch will start from pole position for Sunday afternoon's LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup race at the one-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch claimed pole position for this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire with the final run of qualifying on Friday afternoon setting a time of 28.548s (133.417mph) on the one mile oval in Loudon.

That's Busch's ninth pole in 276 Cup starts, and his first of 2012 of in 15 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

He was just three thousandths of a second faster than Kasey Kahne who starts alongside him for Sunday's LENOX Industrial Tools 301; Kahne in turn was just 0.001s faster than Busch's Joe Gibbs Racing team mate Denny Hamlin who starts on the second row alongside Martin Truex Jr.

Mike Bliss was the one car not to qualify on speed for the 43-car grid at Loudon.

Qualifying times

1. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.548s (Leader) 133.417mph
2. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 28.551s (-0.003) 133.403mph
3. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.552s (-0.004) 133.399mph
4. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.565s (-0.017) 133.338mph
5. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 28.569s (-0.021) 133.319mph
6. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.578s (-0.030) 133.277mph
7. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.583s (-0.035) 133.254mph
8. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.595s (-0.047) 133.198mph
9. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.628s (-0.080) 133.045mph
10. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.651s (-0.103) 132.938mph
11. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.665s (-0.117) 132.873mph
12. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.666s (-0.118) 132.868mph
13. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.730s (-0.182) 132.572mph
14. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 28.735s (-0.187) 132.549mph
15. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.762s (-0.214) 132.425mph
16. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 28.762s (-0.214) 132.425mph
17. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 28.769s (-0.221) 132.393mph
18. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 28.782s (-0.234) 132.333mph
19. #34 David Ragan Ford 28.797s (-0.249) 132.264mph
20. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.811s (-0.263) 132.200mph
21. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.814s (-0.266) 132.186mph
22. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 28.836s (-0.288) 132.085mph
23. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 28.891s (-0.343) 131.833mph
24. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 28.952s (-0.404) 131.556mph
25. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.972s (-0.424) 131.465mph
26. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 29.016s (-0.468) 131.266mph
27. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.023s (-0.475) 131.234mph
28. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.023s (-0.475) 131.234mph
29. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 29.034s (-0.486) 131.184mph
30. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.112s (-0.564) 130.833mph
31. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.150s (-0.602) 130.662mph
32. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 29.267s (-0.719) 130.140mph
33. #13 Casey Mears Ford 29.336s (-0.788) 129.834mph
34. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.342s (-0.794) 129.807mph
35. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.371s (-0.823) 129.679mph
36. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 29.406s (-0.858) 129.525mph
37. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 29.453s (-0.905) 129.318mph
38. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 29.463s (-0.915) 129.274mph
39. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.490s (-0.942) 129.156mph
40. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.504s (-0.956) 129.094mph
41. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 29.557s (-1.009) 128.863mph
42. #179 Kelly Bires Ford 29.637s (-1.089) 128.515mph
43. #33 Stephen Leicht* Chevrolet 29.714s (-1.166) 128.182mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 29.740s (-1.192) 128.070mph

Practice 1 times

1. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.555s (Leader) 133.385 mph
2. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.612s (-0.057) 133.119 mph
3. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 28.619s (-0.064) 133.086 mph
4. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 28.645s (-0.090) 132.966 mph
5. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.676s (-0.121) 132.822 mph
6. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.694s (-0.139) 132.739 mph
7. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.699s (-0.144) 132.715 mph
8. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.715s (-0.160) 132.641 mph
9. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.763s (-0.208) 132.420 mph
10. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.769s (-0.214) 132.393 mph
11. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.781s (-0.226) 132.337 mph
12. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.794s (-0.239) 132.278 mph
13. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 28.795s (-0.240) 132.273 mph
14. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.821s (-0.266) 132.154 mph
15. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.864s (-0.309) 131.957 mph
16. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.880s (-0.325) 131.884 mph
17. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.882s (-0.327) 131.874 mph
18. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 28.884s (-0.329) 131.865 mph
19. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 28.886s (-0.331) 131.856 mph
20. #34 David Ragan Ford 28.887s (-0.332) 131.852 mph
21. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 28.908s (-0.353) 131.756 mph
22. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 28.911s (-0.356) 131.742 mph
23. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.951s (-0.396) 131.560 mph
24. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 28.999s (-0.444) 131.342 mph
25. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 29.024s (-0.469) 131.229 mph
26. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.036s (-0.481) 131.175 mph
27. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 29.043s (-0.488) 131.143 mph
28. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.051s (-0.496) 131.107 mph
29. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 29.104s (-0.549) 130.869 mph
30. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 29.111s (-0.556) 130.837 mph
31. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.111s (-0.556) 130.837 mph
32. #13 Casey Mears Ford 29.151s (-0.596) 130.658 mph
33. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.199s (-0.644) 130.443 mph
34. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.239s (-0.684) 130.264 mph
35. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 29.295s (-0.740) 130.015 mph
36. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.300s (-0.745) 129.993 mph
37. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.307s (-0.752) 129.962 mph
38. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.315s (-0.760) 129.927 mph
39. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 29.362s (-0.807) 129.719 mph
40. #179 Kelly Bires Ford 29.423s (-0.868) 129.450 mph
41. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 29.429s (-0.874) 129.423 mph
42. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 29.440s (-0.885) 129.375 mph
43. #33 Stephen Leicht* Chevrolet 29.514s (-0.959) 129.051 mph
44. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 29.542s (-0.987) 128.928 mph

* Denotes Rookie



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