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Kurt Busch puts backup car on pole at Pocono

NASCAR Sprint Cup
Saturday, June 11, 2011

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Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch called it “an amazing swing of events.” One day after crashing his primary car during practice, the Penske Racing driver raced his way to the pole for Sunday’s 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Raceway.

Forced to go to a backup car after he made contact with the wall during the second practice session Friday, Busch nailed down his 14th career pole, and his second consecutive No. 1 starting spot, with a lap of 171.579 mph Saturday under overcast skies at the 2.5-mile track.

“Quite a bit of emotions today, especially [after] having to bust out the backup car from yesterday’s mishap,” the 32-year-old Busch said. “To go out there today ... the weather held out [and] we’re up on the pole.”

Paul Menard (Richard Childress Racing), Jeff Gordon (Hendrick Motorsports), Denny Hamlin (Joe Gibbs Racing) and Regan Smith (Furniture Row Racing) completed the top five.

Results

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 22 Kurt Busch Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 171.579 52.454 Leader
2 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 171.422 52.502 -0.048
3 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 171.350 52.524 -0.070
4 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 171.174 52.578 -0.124
5 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 171.165 52.581 -0.127
6 99 Carl Edwards Ford Kellogg's / Cheez-it 171.057 52.614 -0.160
7 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 170.836 52.682 -0.228
8 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Haas Automation 170.532 52.776 -0.322
9 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 170.348 52.833 -0.379
10 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Farmers Insurance / GoDaddy.com 170.200 52.879 -0.425
11 6 David Ragan Ford UPS "We Love Logistics" 170.177 52.886 -0.432
12 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Cheerios / Hamburger Helper 170.126 52.902 -0.448
13 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald's 169.908 52.970 -0.516
14 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 169.872 52.981 -0.527
15 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot 169.856 52.986 -0.532
16 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 169.702 53.034 -0.580
17 4 Kasey Kahne Toyota Red Bull 169.671 53.044 -0.590
18 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Clorox / Kleenex 169.607 53.064 -0.610
19 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 169.520 53.091 -0.637
20 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 169.501 53.097 -0.643
21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / Amp Energy 169.447 53.114 -0.660
22 46 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Red Line Oil 169.444 53.115 -0.661
23 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 169.441 53.116 -0.662
24 71 Andy Lally* Ford TRG Motorsports 169.370 53.138 -0.684
25 51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Thank A Teacher Today / Security Benefit 169.307 53.158 -0.704
26 38 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford Long John Silver's 169.278 53.167 -0.713
27 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Affliction Clothing: Live Fast 169.224 53.184 -0.730
28 43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford Medallion Financial 169.176 53.199 -0.745
29 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves 169.170 53.201 -0.747
30 34 David Gilliland Ford Taco Bell 169.119 53.217 -0.763
31 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 169.113 53.219 -0.765
32 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Okuma 169.084 53.228 -0.774
33 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 168.932 53.276 -0.822
34 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's 168.890 53.289 -0.835
35 13 Casey Mears Toyota GEICO 168.666 53.360 -0.906
36 66 Michael McDowell Toyota HP Racing LLC 168.218 53.502 -1.048
37 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 167.773 53.644 -1.190
38 37 Tony Raines Ford Black Cat Fireworks 167.395 53.765 -1.311
39 181 Scott Riggs Chevrolet WhitneysCollision.com 167.264 53.807 -1.353
40 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Golden Corral 167.057 53.874 -1.420
41 32 Mike Bliss Ford U.S. Chrome / Southern Pride Trucking 166.867 53.935 -1.481
42 7 Scott Wimmer+ Dodge Speed Energy / Harris Teeter 162.414 55.414 -2.960
43 150 T.J. Bell* Toyota Green Smoke 166.633 54.011 -1.557
. . Did Not Qualify . . . . .
44 60 Mike Skinner Toyota Big Red 164.902 54.578 -2.124

+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie

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