Kurt Busch wins Atlanta pole, qualifying results for QuikTrip 500


Kyle Busch¬†was the fastest of the 40 cars which will take the green flag for Sunday’s QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway but he failed post qualifying inspection leaving his brother Kurt to earn the pole.

Cars struggled to keep the handling coming off of turn four, in Friday’s qualifying session.

Jimmie Johnson is the most recent Atlanta winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Sunday’s race will consist of 325 laps for 500 miles. FOX will have television coverage of the race beginning at 1:00 pm ET with the green flag waiving at 1:16 pm ET.

Kyle Busch will start 39th. It’s worth mentioning that Bobby Labonte won the 2001 race from that position the furthest a winner has ever come from at Atlanta.

NASCAR Qualifying Results from Atlanta

  1. Kurt Busch
  2. Jamie McMurray
  3. Trevor Bayne
  4. Ryan Newman
  5. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  6. Kevin Harvick
  7. Carl Edwards
  8. Austin Dillon
  9. Martin Truex Jr.
  10. Brian Scott
  11. Kasey Kahne
  12. Denny Hamlin
  13. Matt Kenseth
  14. Greg biffle
  15. Casey Mears
  16. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  17. Brad Keselowski
  18. Ty Dillon
  19. Jimmie Johnson
  20. Kyle Larson
  21. Paul Menard
  22. AJ Allmendinger
  23. Ryan Blaney
  24. Chase Elliott
  25. Danica Patrick
  26. Joey Logano
  27. Aric Almirola
  28. Clint Bowyer
  29. Landon Cassill
  30. Regan Smith
  31. Chris Buescher
  32. Michael McDowell
  33. David Ragan
  34. Michael Annett
  35. Matt Dibenedetto
  36. Cole Whitt
  37. Josh Wise
  38. Jeffrey Earnhardt
  39. Kyle Busch – DQ