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JGR sweep: Busch, Kenseth on front row for Daytona night race

July 5th, 2013 6:35 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

JGR sweep: Busch, Kenseth on front row for Daytona night race

Kyle Busch, center, signs autographs for fans after taking the pole Friday for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth swept the front row for Saturday night’s race at Daytona International Speedway.

Busch turned a lap at 193.723 mph in Friday qualifying to win the pole. Kenseth was second at 193.299.

Clint Bowyer qualified second and Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. was fifth as Toyota drivers took four of the first five spots. Kasey Kahne wedged his Chevrolet in at fourth.

Paul Menard was sixth in a Chevrolet, and MWR co-owner Michael Waltrip was seventh in another Toyota.

Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson was eighth, followed by rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and his Roush-Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle as the highest-qualifying Fords.

Danica Patrick wound up 11th in in her return to Daytona, where she became the first woman to start from the pole in the season-opening Daytona 500.


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