Kyle Busch tops brother Kurt to win pole in Atlanta
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) Kyle Busch has topped his brother Kurt and won the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Kurt Busch ran strong through all three elimination rounds on Friday and had the top speed at 191.582 mph before he was topped by Kyle's fast lap of 191.668 mph in his No. 18 Toyota.
Jamie McMurray, who had the top speed in the second round, will start third on Sunday. Trevor Bayne and Ryan Newman round out the top five.
Denny Hamlin, fresh off last week's Daytona 500 win, was eliminated in the second round.
Rookie Chase Elliott, who won the pole in Daytona, was bumped from the top 24 in the final minute of the first round by another rookie, Ryan Blaney.