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NASCAR At Phoenix Qualifying: Kyle Busch Wins Pole

Kyle Busch wins the pole for Sunday's AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway while Jimmie Johnson provides a subpar qualifying effort.

Jonathan Ferrey

There are only two races left in the Sprint Cup Series season and teams want to make the most of whats left in the season. For Kyle Busch and the #18 team, they are making the most out of whats to come this weekend.

Busch won the pole for Sunday's AdvoCare 500 by setting a new track record (138.777 MPH).

Jimmie Johnson, the championship leader heading into Phoenix, had a subpar qualifying effort as he qualified 24th. Brad Kesoloweski, who is battling Johnson for the Sprint Cup, qualified 14th.

Phoenix is going to be the most important race of the season since his will tell us whether or not we are going to have a battle next weekend at Homestead for the Sprint Cup championship.

Below is the starting lineup for Sunday's AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

1.) Kyle Busch
2.) Martin Truex Jr.
3.) Denny Hamlin
4.) Kasey Kahne

5.) Aric Almirola
6.) Kurt Busch
7.)Paul Menard
8.) Regan Smith
9.) Tony Stewart
10.) Mark Martin
11.) Jeff Gordon
12.) Ryan Newman
13.) Carl Edwards
14.) Brad Keselowski
15.) Joey Logano
16.) Clint Bowyer
17.) Marcos Ambrose
18.) Jamie McMurray
19.) Kevin Harvick
20.) Greg Biffle
21.) Juan Pablo Montoya
22.) Matt Kenseth
23.) Dale Earnhardt Jr.
24.) Jimmie Johnson
25.) Casey Mears
26.) Sam Hornish Jr.
27.) Landon Cassill
28.) Michael McDowell
29.) David Ragan
30.) Bobby Labonte
31.) David Gilliland
32.) David Stremme
33.) Jeff Burton
34.) David Reutimann
35.) Stephen Leicht
36.) Mike Bliss
37.) Danica Patrick
38.) Josh Wise
39.) Travis Kvapil
40.) Jason Leffler
41.) Timmy Hill
42.) Dave Blaney
43.) Joe Nemechek

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.