KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Matt Kenseth earned his third Busch Series pole of the season Saturday at Kansas Speedway, hours before the start of the Yellow Transportation 300.
Kenseth, a Chase for the Nextel Cup contender making his 17th
Busch start of the season, is coming off a second-place finish last
week at Dover. He is third in the Chase standings
He earned the pole for Saturday's race when his Ford recorded a quick lap of 173.723 mph on the 1.5-mile tri-oval. Jeff Burton, who
leads the Chase by six points over Jeff Gordon, qualified second
with a lap of 172.905 mph in his Chevrolet.
Denny Hamlin, fourth in the Chase standings, qualified third, followed in the top 10 by Reed Sorenson, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards,
Busch Series points leader Kevin Harvick, David Reutimann, Clint Bowyer and Kasey Kahne.
Busch (10th), Harvick (fifth) and Kahne (ninth) are also in the
This was the first time in the track's six-year history for
Busch drivers to qualify and race on the same day.