2017-11-03

Busch scores 35th NASCAR Cup Series pole for SHR in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (26.877 seconds at 200.915 mph). It is Busch’s 22nd career Cup Series pole, his second at Texas and his first of the season. Busch’s lap sets a new track record, breaking the previous mark of 26.985 seconds at 200.111 mph set by Stewart on Oct. 31, 2014. It is the fastest lap ever recorded on 1.5-mile oval in NASCAR history.