Fontana II: Kurt Busch qualifying report

Busch Will Start 25th at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday FONTANA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2009) - Miller Lite Dodge driver Kurt Busch will start 25th in Sunday's Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway after posting an official qualifying lap of 39.829 seconds ...

Busch Will Start 25th at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday

FONTANA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2009) - Miller Lite Dodge driver Kurt Busch will start 25th in Sunday's Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway after posting an official qualifying lap of 39.829 seconds (180.773 mph) in Friday afternoon's single-car runs against the clock.

"We were pretty strong in practice and hoped to be even faster on our qualifying run," said Busch, who turned in a lap of 39.602 seconds (181.809 mph). "While several of the guys up front picked up from practice, we went a couple of tenths slower. We just outsmarted ourselves out there, I guess you could say.

"We'll have two practices here tomorrow to get our Miller Lite Dodge dialed in for Sunday's race," said Busch, currently fifth in Chase points, trailing leader Mark Martin by 91 points. "The great thing about this track is that it has a long pit road with plenty of room, so where we pit here on Sunday shouldn't be a problem."

-credit: pr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kurt Busch , Mark Martin