A Heluva Good Lap!

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Kurt Busch, driving the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge, overcame the No. 1 car driven by Jamie McMurray to win the pole position today at Michigan International Speedway for Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Busch posted a speed of 189.984 miles per hour. McMurray, the first driver to make a qualifying attempt, registered a speed of 189.788 mph in his GE Reveal Chevrolet. Jimmie Johnson qualified third (189.668) followed by Kasey Kahne (189.623) and Jeff Burton (189.474).

For Kurt Busch it was the 12th pole in 343 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, his second pole and eighth top-10 start in 2010. His first pole this season was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was also his first pole in 19 races at MIS. His previous best start at Michigan was fourth in June of 2003.

“It was a Heluva Good! Lap!” Busch said. “The Miller Lite guys did a great job getting the car ready. We’re fast and have a top-five car.”

Tickets are still available for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 by calling 800-354-1010 or visiting MISpeedway.com.

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