Nazareth, Pa. — Kyle Busch won the pole for the NASCAR Busch Series race at Nazareth Speedway, turning a fast lap at 131.167 mph in hot conditions Saturday.
The 19-year-old Busch raced to his first career Busch Series victory last week in Richmond, and leads the season standings.
"We've been doing really well all year long," Busch said. "We have been running really strong."
Regan Smith qualified second at 130.875 in place of Kasey Kahne, racing Saturday night in the Nextel All-Star Challenge at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Because Kahne did not qualify the car, he will start from the back of the field today.
Shane Hmiel, driving Michael Waltrip's car, was third, followed by Jason Keller, Tim Fedewa, Casey Atwood, Kenny Wallace, Jason Leffler, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Bobby Hamilton Jr.