By Staff report | NASCAR.com
Kyle Busch used a fast lap of 180.959 mph in the final round of group qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series to take the Coors Light Pole Award atChicagoland Speedway for Saturday’s Furious 7 300 (6 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
The pole is Busch’s third of the season in the XFINITY Series and the 46th of his career in the series. In 11 starts at Chicagoland, Busch has three wins, seven top fives and now two poles at the 1.5-mile track.
Busch is looking to make it a Chicagoland sweep for the No. 54 team in the XFINITY Series. Erik Jones won the June standalone event at Chicagoland piloting the No. 54 Toyota to Victory Lane.
Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Matt Kenseth and Daniel Suarez made it a clean sweep of the top three spots in the starting lineup. Kenseth (180.844 mph) will line up in the front row with Busch while Suarez (180.542 mph) will line up in the third position.
Ty Dillon (179.922 mph) will join Suarez in Row 2 for the start of the race.Ryan Blaney (179.892) and Kyle Larson (179.736 mph) will comprise Row 3.
Entering Saturday’s race, Chris Buescher holds a 21-point edge over defending series champion Chase Elliott and a 27-point lead over Ty Dillon. Elliott did not advance to the final round of group qualifying and will start 17th while Buescher will line up eighth.
Morgan Shepherd did not qualify for the race.