2016-03-04

Busch scores 28th NASCAR Cup Series pole for SHR in the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (27.505 seconds at 196.328 mph). It is Busch’s 21st career Cup Series pole, his second at Las Vegas and his second of the season. Busch’s pole-winning time came in the final round of knockout qualifying. However, it was not his fastest lap. Busch set a new track record when he recorded a lap of 27.498 seconds at 196.378 mph in the first round of qualifying. It beat the mark of 27.738 seconds at 194.679 mph set by Jeff Gordon in qualifying for the 2015 Kobalt 400.