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July 26, 2014  |   By IMS

Kyle Busch Wins Lilly Diabetes 250 Pole

For the second consecutive year, Kyle Busch is on the pole for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Lilly Diabetes 250. He turned a lap of 179.888  mph in the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in the final session of NASCAR’s new knockout qualifying format

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Busch knows his way around the Brickyard in the Nationwide Series. He has started on the front row in all three years of the Lilly Diabetes 250, and won last year’s race from the pole. This is his 40th career pole in the Nationwide Series and his series-leading fourth this season.

Under NASCAR’s new qualifying format, all cars qualify together and the field is pared down over three rounds. In the final five-minute round, featuring 12 cars, Kyle Busch began his lap just before the session ended and topped his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Matt Kenseth.

The Lilly Diabetes 250 will get underway at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.