LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Busch brothers claimed the front row at Las
Vegas Motor Speedway, but an engine change will prevent Kyle and
Kurt Busch from starting next to each other Sunday.
Kyle Busch blew his motor during Friday's practice session,
forcing him to change it before qualifying. The new engine helped
him post a pole-winning lap of 185.995 mph.
That was better than older brother Kurt's lap of 185.707. But
Kyle Busch will have to drop to the back of the field at the start
of the race, and third-place qualifier Jimmie Johnson will slide
into the front row.
The Busch's are from Las Vegas, and neither has won a NASCAR
race at their home track.
The last time brothers qualified first and second was in 2000,
when Rusty and Kenny Wallace swept the front row at Martinsville.