FORT WORTH, Tx. - Kurt Busch will start on the outside pole for Saturday night's NRA 500 Sprint Cup Series race. The Furniture Row Racing driver will start alongside his brother Kyle, who nudged Kurt for the pole late in Friday evening's qualifying session at Texas Motor Speedway.
Kurt's No. 78 Furniture Row/Serta Chevrolet covered the super fast 1.5-mile oval in 27.595 seconds at 195.688 miles per hour, a few ticks slower than Kyle's time and speed of 27.509 at 196.299.
The second-place qualifying effort was not only a career best for Kurt at Texas Motor Speedway, but also his best qualifying effort since joining the Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team with six races remaining in 2012.
The last time there was an all-Busch front row was the 2009 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Kyle taking the top spot.
"Our Furniture Row/Serta Chevrolet has been fast ever since we arrived in Texas," said Busch, who was first and second fastest in Thursday's two test sessions and fourth fastest in Friday's only practice session. "It would have been nice to be on the pole but we are very pleased with our performance. The way we've been running here in Texas is a tribute to the entire Furniture Row Racing organization. We need to have it all come together Saturday night and get some of those points back we lost last week in Martinsville."
Starting positions 3-10 were claimed by Aric Almirola, Marcos Ambrose, Martin Truex Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards and Juan Pablo Montoya.