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Kyle Busch takes pole at Charlotte as JGR surges
NASCAR Charlotte Auto Heal
Kyle Busch drives his car qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Bank of America Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Busch won the pole position for the race with a lap of 197.390 mph. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) - photo by Associated Press
CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Busch showed Joe Gibbs Racing may have found some speed at just the right time of the season with a pole-winning run Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch turned a lap at 197.390 mph to earn the top starting spot for Saturday night's race. Denny Hamlin, his JGR teammate, qualified his Toyota third.