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NASCAR starting lineup at Talladega: Kurt Busch wins pole as Stewart-Haas Racing sweeps top 4

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62   //    14 Oct 2018, 03:44 IST
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Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch is on the pole for the 1000bulbs.com 500 on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. 

The 40-year-old driver is currently in position to make the second round of NASCAR's playoffs, but a win would guarantee him a spot this week.

Stewart-Haas Racing drivers swept the top-four spots in qualifying.

"The way that all of us worked together at Stewart-Haas, I mean, four cars, top four and some of the first hand shakes, high fives afterwards were with Mobile 1 and Doug Yates and everybody at the Yates Engine Shop," Busch said.

"I mean, drivers just hold it wide open here, I have my checklist of things," he added, "but this comes from a lot of teamwork ... and to see it all dispersed amongst the four cars of Stewart-Haas, it's a pretty proud moment."

This is the first time Busch has ever won a pole at a restrictor-plate race.

Clint Bowyer will start in second, Kevin Harvick in third and Aric Almirola in fourth.

The start time is slated for 2 p.m. ET and will air on NBC.

NASCAR starting lineup for the 1000bulbs.com 500

1. Kurt Busch
2. Clint Bowyer
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Aric Almirola
5. Chase Elliott
6. Jimmie Johnson
7. Alex Bowman
8. William Byron
9. Kyle Busch
10. Denny Hamlin
11. Martin Truex Jr.
12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
13. Daniel Suarez
14. Michael McDowell
15. Erik Jones
16. David Ragan
17. Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.
18. Brad Keselowski
19. Ryan Blaney
20. Joey Logano
21. Austin Dillon
22. Ryan Newman
23. AJ Allmendinger
24. Trevor Bayne
25. Regan Smith
26. Chris Buescher
27. Matt DiBenedetto
28. Brendan Gaughan
29. Ty Dillon
30. Paul Menard
31. Jamie McMurray
32. JJ Yeley
33. DJ Kennington
34. Kyle Larson
35. Jeffrey
36. Ross Chastain
37. Joey Gase
38. Landon Cassill
39. Corey Lajoie
40. Cody Ware
41. David Starr

 

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