Kyle Busch wins Sprint Cup pole at Indianapolis

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Kyle Busch posted the fastest lap in the third round of Sprint Cup Series qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon at 184.634 mph. It’s Busch’s second pole of the 2016 season.

Busch is the defending winner at Indianapolis and will lead the field to the green flag in the Crown Royal presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 with Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Carl Edwards (184.547 mph) starting on the outside pole.

Tony Stewart will make his final start at Indianapolis from the third starting position after posting a lap of 184.328 mph.

“It means a lot,” Kyle Busch told NBCSN. “It means a lot to these guys, everyone on this Skittles Camry, everyone at Toyota and TRD. Appreciate all their work and their support and everybody doing a really good job for us. Just being able to sit on the pole here at Indy is something I’ve wanted to do, and I’ve never been able to do it. I haven’t been great at qualifying here, but (crew chief) Adam Stevens and the guys gave me a great piece this time around.”

Denny Hamlin (184.079 mph) and Brad Keselowski (183.591) completed the top five.

Five-time Indianapolis winner Jeff Gordon, who is driving the No. 88 for Dale Earnhardt Jr., will start 21st.

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