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2013 Texas NASCAR: Cup qualifying

13 April 2013

Joe Gibbs Racing's Kyle Busch was looking in unstoppable form at Texas Motor Speedway, claiming pole position for this week's NASCAR Sprint Cup race just hours before going on to dominate the Friday evening Nationwide Series event.

Busch set a lap of 27.509s (196.299mph) on the 1.5-mile superspeedway ahead of Saturday's NRA 500 evening event. It's his 12th Cup pole and his second of 2013, in what will be his 300th start in the championship.

His brother Kurt will make the front row an all-Busch affair after clinching second spot just 0.086s adrift of Kyle in the Furniture Row Racing #78, while Aric Almirola and Marcos Ambrose comprise an all-Richard Petty Motorsport second row behind the Busch boys.

It was a bad day for the "Scott"s though, with both Scott Speed and Scott Rigg failing to qualify for the race.

Qualifying times

1. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 27.509s (Pole) 196.299mph
2. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 27.595s (+ 0.086s) 195.688mph
3. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 27.691s (+ 0.182s) 195.009mph
4. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 27.700s (+ 0.191s) 194.946mph
5. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 27.725s (+ 0.216s) 194.770mph
6. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 27.759s (+ 0.250s) 194.532mph
7. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 27.763s (+ 0.254s) 194.503mph
8. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 27.811s (+ 0.302s) 194.168mph
9. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 27.814s (+ 0.305s) 194.147mph
10. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 27.834s (+ 0.325s) 194.007mph
11. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 27.861s (+ 0.352s) 193.819mph
12. #51 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 27.869s (+ 0.360s) 193.764mph
13. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 27.888s (+ 0.379s) 193.632mph
14. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 27.914s (+ 0.405s) 193.451mph
15. #11 Brian Vickers Toyota 27.915s (+ 0.406s) 193.444mph
16. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 27.917s (+ 0.408s) 193.431mph
17. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 27.951s (+ 0.442s) 193.195mph
18. #22 Joey Logano Ford 27.996s (+ 0.487s) 192.885mph
19. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.011s (+ 0.502s) 192.781mph
20. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 28.014s (+ 0.505s) 192.761mph
21. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.014s (+ 0.505s) 192.761mph
22. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 28.015s (+ 0.506s) 192.754mph
23. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 28.031s (+ 0.522s) 192.644mph
24. #13 Casey Mears Ford 28.038s (+ 0.529s) 192.596mph
25. #34 David Ragan Ford 28.044s (+ 0.535s) 192.555mph
26. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 28.086s (+ 0.577s) 192.267mph
27. #38 David Gilliland Ford 28.110s (+ 0.601s) 192.102mph
28. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 28.141s (+ 0.632s) 191.891mph
29. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.164s (+ 0.655s) 191.734mph
30. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 28.188s (+ 0.679s) 191.571mph
31. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.190s (+ 0.681s) 191.557mph
32. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 28.231s (+ 0.722s) 191.279mph
33. #30 David Stremme Toyota 28.251s (+ 0.742s) 191.144mph
34. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 28.283s (+ 0.774s) 190.927mph
35. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.284s (+ 0.775s) 190.921mph
36. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 28.316s (+ 0.807s) 190.705mph
37. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 28.317s (+ 0.808s) 190.698mph
38. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 28.418s (+ 0.909s) 190.020mph
39. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 28.517s (+ 1.008s) 189.361mph
40. #35 Josh Wise Ford 28.552s (+ 1.043s) 189.129mph
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 28.699s (+ 1.190s) 188.160mph
42. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 28.709s (+ 1.200s) 188.094mph
43. #32 Timmy Hill Ford 28.987s (+ 1.478s) 186.290mph

Did not qualify

#95 Scott Speed Ford 28.782s (+ 1.273s) 187.617mph
#44 Scott Riggs Ford 29.009s (+ 1.500s) 186.149mph

Practice 4

1. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.220s (Leader) 191.354mph (22 laps)
2. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.274s (-0.054s) 190.988mph (7 laps)
3. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 28.346s (-0.126s) 190.503mph (5 laps)
4. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 28.350s (-0.130s) 190.476mph (3 laps)
5. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.383s (-0.163s) 190.255mph (26 laps)
6. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 28.413s (-0.193s) 190.054mph (28 laps)
7. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.418s (-0.198s) 190.020mph (34 laps)
8. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.470s (-0.250s) 189.673mph (19 laps)
9. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.482s (-0.262s) 189.593mph (20 laps)
10. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 28.517s (-0.297s) 189.361mph (50 laps)
11. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.536s (-0.316s) 189.235mph (5 laps)
12. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 28.590s (-0.370s) 188.877mph (34 laps)
13. #11 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.592s (-0.372s) 188.864mph (5 laps)
14. #51 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 28.595s (-0.375s) 188.844mph (3 laps)
15. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.610s (-0.390s) 188.745mph (16 laps)
16. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 28.652s (-0.432s) 188.469mph (43 laps)
17. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.659s (-0.439s) 188.422mph (16 laps)
18. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 28.681s (-0.461s) 188.278mph (7 laps)
19. #22 Joey Logano Ford 28.708s (-0.488s) 188.101mph (36 laps)
20. #13 Casey Mears Ford 28.723s (-0.503s) 188.003mph (24 laps)
21. #30 David Stremme Toyota 28.777s (-0.557s) 187.650mph (18 laps)
22. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.788s (-0.568s) 187.578mph (21 laps)
23. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 28.814s (-0.594s) 187.409mph (9 laps)
24. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 28.817s (-0.597s) 187.389mph (5 laps)
25. #38 David Gilliland Ford 28.834s (-0.614s) 187.279mph (18 laps)
26. #34 David Ragan Ford 28.882s (-0.662s) 186.968mph (6 laps)
27. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 28.891s (-0.671s) 186.909mph (25 laps)
28. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 28.895s (-0.675s) 186.884mph (23 laps)
29. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 28.911s (-0.691s) 186.780mph (11 laps)
30. #35 Josh Wise Ford 28.928s (-0.708s) 186.670mph (9 laps)
31. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 28.959s (-0.739s) 186.471mph (4 laps)
32. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 29.020s (-0.800s) 186.079mph (38 laps)
33. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.062s (-0.842s) 185.810mph (45 laps)
34. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 29.093s (-0.873s) 185.612mph (49 laps)
35. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.097s (-0.877s) 185.586mph (55 laps)
36. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 29.117s (-0.897s) 185.459mph (33 laps)
37. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.126s (-0.906s) 185.401mph (18 laps)
38. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.226s (-1.006s) 184.767mph (55 laps)
39. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.291s (-1.071s) 184.357mph (24 laps)
40. #95 Scott Speed Ford 29.391s (-1.171s) 183.730mph (7 laps)
41. #44 Scott Riggs Ford 29.471s (-1.251s) 183.231mph (12 laps)
42. #32 Timmy Hill Ford 29.472s (-1.252s) 183.225mph (7 laps)
43. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 29.613s (-1.393s) 182.352mph (23 laps)
44. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.743s (-1.523s) 181.555mph (46 laps)
45. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.018s (-1.798s) 179.892mph (1 laps)

Practice 3 times

1. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.104s (Leader) 192.143mph (36 laps)
2. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.107s (-0.003s) 192.123mph (9 laps)
3. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.197s (-0.093s) 191.510mph (8 laps)
4. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.221s (-0.117s) 191.347mph (7 laps)
5. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.294s (-0.190s) 190.853mph (28 laps)
6. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.314s (-0.210s) 190.718mph (45 laps)
7. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.341s (-0.237s) 190.537mph (48 laps)
8. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 28.360s (-0.256s) 190.409mph (31 laps)
9. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.401s (-0.297s) 190.134mph (37 laps)
10. #13 Casey Mears Ford 28.435s (-0.331s) 189.907mph (31 laps)
11. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 28.515s (-0.411s) 189.374mph (21 laps)
12. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.536s (-0.432s) 189.235mph (43 laps)
13. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 28.568s (-0.464s) 189.023mph (66 laps)
14. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 28.570s (-0.466s) 189.009mph (43 laps)
15. #11 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.613s (-0.509s) 188.725mph (62 laps)
16. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 28.628s (-0.524s) 188.627mph (29 laps)
17. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 28.671s (-0.567s) 188.344mph (6 laps)
18. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 28.699s (-0.595s) 188.160mph (29 laps)
19. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 28.738s (-0.634s) 187.905mph (40 laps)
20. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.761s (-0.657s) 187.754mph (55 laps)
21. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 28.771s (-0.667s) 187.689mph (5 laps)
22. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.816s (-0.712s) 187.396mph (42 laps)
23. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 28.846s (-0.742s) 187.201mph (35 laps)
24. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 28.856s (-0.752s) 187.136mph (11 laps)
25. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 28.867s (-0.763s) 187.065mph (41 laps)
26. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.868s (-0.764s) 187.058mph (30 laps)
27. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.900s (-0.796s) 186.851mph (39 laps)
28. #51 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 28.913s (-0.809s) 186.767mph (33 laps)
29. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.014s (-0.910s) 186.117mph (59 laps)
30. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 29.018s (-0.914s) 186.091mph (30 laps)
31. #22 Joey Logano Ford 29.029s (-0.925s) 186.021mph (30 laps)
32. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.046s (-0.942s) 185.912mph (23 laps)
33. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.073s (-0.969s) 185.739mph (3 laps)
34. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 29.110s (-1.006s) 185.503mph (32 laps)
35. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.204s (-1.100s) 184.906mph (33 laps)
36. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 29.252s (-1.148s) 184.603mph (28 laps)
37. #34 David Ragan Ford 29.275s (-1.171s) 184.458mph (24 laps)
38. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.343s (-1.239s) 184.030mph (28 laps)
39. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.349s (-1.245s) 183.993mph (41 laps)
40. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.351s (-1.247s) 183.980mph (18 laps)
41. #35 Josh Wise Ford 29.367s (-1.263s) 183.880mph (27 laps)
42. #95 Scott Speed Ford 29.405s (-1.301s) 183.642mph (11 laps)
43. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 29.456s (-1.352s) 183.324mph (27 laps)
44. #32 Timmy Hill Ford 29.717s (-1.613s) 181.714mph (22 laps)
45. #44 Scott Riggs Ford 29.754s (-1.650s) 181.488mph (4 laps)

Practice 2 times

1. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 27.999s (Leader) 192.864mph (14 laps)
2. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 28.071s (-0.072s) 192.369mph (14 laps)
3. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.178s (-0.179s) 191.639mph (22 laps)
4. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.180s (-0.181s) 191.625mph (29 laps)
5. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.207s (-0.208s) 191.442mph (23 laps)
6. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.254s (-0.255s) 191.123mph (13 laps)
7. #51 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 28.381s (-0.382s) 190.268mph (9 laps)
8. #13 Casey Mears Ford 28.494s (-0.495s) 189.514mph (19 laps)
9. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 28.497s (-0.498s) 189.494mph (16 laps)
10. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.513s (-0.514s) 189.387mph (45 laps)
11. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 28.536s (-0.537s) 189.235mph (27 laps)
12. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.570s (-0.571s) 189.009mph (36 laps)
13. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 28.593s (-0.594s) 188.857mph (46 laps)
14. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 28.642s (-0.643s) 188.534mph (27 laps)
15. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.650s (-0.651s) 188.482mph (24 laps)
16. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 28.702s (-0.703s) 188.140mph (35 laps)
17. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.729s (-0.730s) 187.963mph (49 laps)
18. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.732s (-0.733s) 187.944mph (42 laps)
19. #22 Joey Logano Ford 28.772s (-0.773s) 187.682mph (29 laps)
20. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.773s (-0.774s) 187.676mph (11 laps)
21. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 28.784s (-0.785s) 187.604mph (7 laps)
22. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 28.787s (-0.788s) 187.585mph (40 laps)
23. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 28.798s (-0.799s) 187.513mph (29 laps)
24. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.829s (-0.830s) 187.311mph (8 laps)
25. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 28.842s (-0.843s) 187.227mph (20 laps)
26. #11 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.859s (-0.860s) 187.117mph (44 laps)
27. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 28.864s (-0.865s) 187.084mph (17 laps)
28. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.891s (-0.892s) 186.909mph (23 laps)
29. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.927s (-0.928s) 186.677mph (47 laps)
30. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 28.936s (-0.937s) 186.619mph (26 laps)
31. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.029s (-1.030s) 186.021mph (23 laps)
32. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 29.030s (-1.031s) 186.014mph (33 laps)
33. #35 Josh Wise Ford 29.040s (-1.041s) 185.950mph (10 laps)
34. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.047s (-1.048s) 185.906mph (14 laps)
35. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.093s (-1.094s) 185.612mph (4 laps)
36. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.136s (-1.137s) 185.338mph (23 laps)
37. #34 David Ragan Ford 29.181s (-1.182s) 185.052mph (32 laps)
38. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.287s (-1.288s) 184.382mph (16 laps)
39. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.414s (-1.415s) 183.586mph (15 laps)
40. #95 Scott Speed Ford 29.427s (-1.428s) 183.505mph (8 laps)
41. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.448s (-1.449s) 183.374mph (20 laps)
42. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 29.679s (-1.680s) 181.947mph (4 laps)
43. #32 Timmy Hill Ford 29.828s (-1.829s) 181.038mph (24 laps)

Practice 1 times

1. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 28.239s (Leader) 191.225mph (25 laps)
2. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.265s (-0.026s) 191.049mph (34 laps)
3. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.383s (-0.144s) 190.255mph (60 laps)
4. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 28.442s (-0.203s) 189.860mph (44 laps)
5. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.455s (-0.216s) 189.773mph (32 laps)
6. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 28.475s (-0.236s) 189.640mph (39 laps)
7. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.503s (-0.264s) 189.454mph (32 laps)
8. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.507s (-0.268s) 189.427mph (28 laps)
9. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.513s (-0.274s) 189.387mph (47 laps)
10. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.525s (-0.286s) 189.308mph (50 laps)
11. #51 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 28.545s (-0.306s) 189.175mph (37 laps)
12. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.551s (-0.312s) 189.135mph (40 laps)
13. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 28.563s (-0.324s) 189.056mph (30 laps)
14. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.577s (-0.338s) 188.963mph (52 laps)
15. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 28.577s (-0.338s) 188.963mph (33 laps)
16. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 28.582s (-0.343s) 188.930mph (32 laps)
17. #11 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.630s (-0.391s) 188.613mph (36 laps)
18. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.632s (-0.393s) 188.600mph (29 laps)
19. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.632s (-0.393s) 188.600mph (27 laps)
20. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 28.664s (-0.425s) 188.390mph (33 laps)
21. #13 Casey Mears Ford 28.694s (-0.455s) 188.193mph (34 laps)
22. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.696s (-0.457s) 188.180mph (19 laps)
23. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 28.697s (-0.458s) 188.173mph (37 laps)
24. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.719s (-0.480s) 188.029mph (32 laps)
25. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.774s (-0.535s) 187.669mph (44 laps)
26. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 28.800s (-0.561s) 187.500mph (31 laps)
27. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 28.803s (-0.564s) 187.480mph (16 laps)
28. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 28.812s (-0.573s) 187.422mph (19 laps)
29. #22 Joey Logano Ford 28.902s (-0.663s) 186.838mph (28 laps)
30. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 28.906s (-0.667s) 186.812mph (29 laps)
31. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 29.017s (-0.778s) 186.098mph (7 laps)
32. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.032s (-0.793s) 186.002mph (25 laps)
33. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.059s (-0.820s) 185.829mph (20 laps)
34. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.063s (-0.824s) 185.803mph (17 laps)
35. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.064s (-0.825s) 185.797mph (22 laps)
36. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.148s (-0.909s) 185.261mph (3 laps)
37. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.248s (-1.009s) 184.628mph (23 laps)
38. #34 David Ragan Ford 29.294s (-1.055s) 184.338mph (16 laps)
39. #95 Scott Speed Ford 29.541s (-1.302s) 182.797mph (7 laps)
40. #35 Josh Wise Ford 29.584s (-1.345s) 182.531mph (5 laps)
41. #32 Timmy Hill Ford 29.689s (-1.450s) 181.886mph (23 laps)
42. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota No time (0 laps)


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