Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway moved up on Sunday

Aubrey Yates
April 14, 2018

Kyle Busch ran a 128.822 miles per hour around the half-mile oval to win his second pole of the season and 29th of his career. "Just have to keep that confidence going as much as I can, but we still have to work hard".

Bristol has been a track where the best tend to shine. His brother, Kyle Busch, a six-time victor at the Tennessee venue, was fourth-fastest, and Kyle Larson rounded out the top five in preparation for Sunday's Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM).

"It's better now with age", he said of their relationship.

Busch was in the midst of a late run when his No. 41 got into the inside wall and suffered significant damage.

Under new rules installed this year Harvick will have to start at the back of the field because he went to a backup vehicle. Gibbs and Gibbs-related cars took the top four spots. It turns out nobody had informed Keselowski that the practice session had been moved up 30 minutes.

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"That was different", he said with a laugh. I found out the fun way.

Kevin Harvick, who was forced to a backup vehicle after a crash during practice on Friday, turned his first laps in the second auto finishing 16th overall at 128.134 miles per hour.

Gragson, who also runs in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports, was strong throughout Friday, capping it off with an impressive performance in qualifying. Harvick's suspension broke in practice on Friday and his vehicle hit the outside wall hard.

FORDS DOMINATE: Kyle Busch had the only Toyota in the top 10. It was his second pole of the season, his second at Bristol and the 29th of his premier-series career. In the past five years Carl Edwards has won three races at short tracks, while Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, and Kurt Busch all have two wins apiece.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver topped opening practice at the Bristol oval by beating out Justin Allgaier for the fastest lap of the session.

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