Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch led all three teams with a disappointing 24th-place qualifying effort for Saturday night’s 5-Hour Energy 400 Benefitting Special Operations Warrior Foundation at Kansas Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Snickers Toyota Camry was the only JGR driver to make it past the first round in knock-out qualifying.
Busch’s lap of 189.720 mph (28.463 seconds) was the slowest in the second round of qualifying. Matt Kenseth, in the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota, qualified 28th with a lap of 191.510 mph (28.197 seconds), while Denny Hamlin, in the No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota, qualified 30th with a lap of 191.049 mph (28.265 seconds) around the 1.5-mile track.
Kevin Harvick won the pole for Saturday night’s race with a speed of 194.252 mph (27.799 seconds), while former JGR driver Joey Logano starts on the outside pole with a speed of 193.910 mph (27.848 seconds).
The 5-Hour Energy 400 goes green at 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday night. Keep up with the action at joegibbsracing.com.
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