NASCAR starting lineup at New Hampshire: Kurt Busch wins pole; Martin Truex Jr. will start second

Kurt Busch
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Kurt Busch is in a great position for this weekend’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after winning his third NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series pole of the year.

Busch is still looking for his first win of the season, but with three top-fives and 10 top-10s, he has been in the running all year long. Friday’s qualifying was just another example of how well he has been driving.

“I like the way we made the right changes through each of the rounds and we stuck to a game plan,” Busch told NBCSN. “That’s exactly what you hope to have each time you go to qualifying.”

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Martin Truex Jr., who is coming off of his second consecutive win at Kentucky, will start second Sunday (2 p.m. ET, NBCSN). Kyle Busch, who has five wins this season, will start third.

Kevin Harvick, who won at Phoenix and finished fifth at Richmond, two tracks that are similar to New Hampshire’s 1.058-mile track, will start 14th.

NASCAR at New Hampshire: Starting lineup for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

1. Kurt Busch
2. Martin Truex Jr.
3. Kyle Busch
4. Denny Hamlin
5. Ryan Blaney
6. Brad Keselowski
7. Erik Jones
8. Alex Bowman
9. Daniel Suarez
10. Chase Elliott
11. William Byron
12. Paul Menard
13. Aric Almirola
14. Kevin Harvick
15. Clint Bowyer
16. AJ Allmendinger
17. Austin Dillon
18. Ryan Newman
19. Joey Logano
20. Kyle Larson
21. Jimmie Johnson
22. Jamie McMurray
23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 
24. Chris Buescher
25. Ty Dillon
26. Kasey Kahne
27. Bubba Wallace
28. Matt DiBenedetto
29. Michael McDowell
30. David Ragan
31. Matt Kenseth
32. Ross Chastain
33. Corey Lajoie
34. Landon Cassill
35. Kyle Weatherman
36. BJ McLeod
37. Blake Jones