Kurt Busch wins pole at Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kurt Busch has won the pole at Las Vegas Motor
Speedway by shattering his brother's track record.

Busch turned a lap of 188.719 mph to claim the top starting spot
for Sunday's race. Jeff Gordon is second with a lap at 188.646.

Ryan Newman has qualified third and was followed by Dale
Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch.

Kyle Busch held the previous track record of 185.995 mph. In
all, 18 drivers bettered that speed.

Kyle Busch is the defending race winner, and the victory created
pangs of jealousy for his big brother. Las Vegas is their home
track, and the Busch brothers treat it as the biggest race of the