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|Kyle Busch On Pole for NASCAR All-Star Race
|CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Busch's success in nearly every level of NASCAR hasn't included the All-Star race.
A nearly flawless qualifying performance Friday night puts him in good position of collecting that $1 million payday for the first time.
Busch, who was fastest in practice earlier in the day and was fortunate to be last in the qualifying draw, completed the unique three-lap qualifying that included a mandatory four-tire pit stop in 1 minute, 59.19 seconds.
That knocked Clint Bowyer (1:59.67) to the outside of the front row for the 100-lap race Saturday. Greg Biffle qualified third, followed by Carl Edwards and Mark Martin.
David Ragan earned the pole in qualifying for the Sprint Showdown, a 40-lap event for drivers not yet eligible for the All-Star race.
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