Friday, February 26, 2016

One Brothers Technical Error Leads to Other Brother Winning Pole

When it comes to the Busch brothers this weekend in Atlanta they were fast in Qualifying. One was legally fast while the other had a technical error on his car causing it to fail post qualifying inspection. On Friday Afternoon the first group qualifying of the season took place at a Cold and Windy Atlanta Motor Speedway. Surprising names like Bayne, Scott, and Kahne, names we haven't heard from much as of late had fast cars. The likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano had surprising starting spots toward the back. Kyle Busch had the fastest speed in the final round but his qualifying time was disallowed because the rear toe of the car was off by 0.15 degrees. He will start 39th. Since only 39 drivers were entered all drivers made Sunday's Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500 including Josh Wise and Cole Whitt, drivers who missed the Daytona 500 just a week before.

Starting Lineup

Chase Elliott in his Hometrack NSCS Debut will start 24th
1 41 Kurt Busch
2 1 Jamie McMurray
3 6 Trevor Bayne
4 31 Ryan Newman
5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
6 4 Kevin Harvick
7 19 Carl Edwards
8 3 Austin Dillon
9 78 Martin Truex Jr.
10 44 Brian Scott
11 5 Kasey Kahne
12 11 Denny Hamlin
13 20 Matt Kenseth
14 16 Greg Biffle
15 13 Casey Mears
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
17 2 Brad Keselowski
2016 Daytona 500 Champion will start 12th. He already has his ticket punched
for the 2016 Chase for The Sprint Cup
18 14 Ty Dillon
19 48 Jimmie Johnson
20 42 Kyle Larson
21 27 Paul Menard
22 47 AJ Allmendinger
23 21 Ryan Blaney
24 24 Chase Elliott
25 10 Danica Patrick
26 22 Joey Logano
27 43 Aric Almirola
28 15 Clint Bowyer
29 38 Landon Cassill
30 7 Regan Smith
31 34 Chris Buescher
32 95 Michael McDowell
33 23 David Ragan
34 46 Michael Annett
35 83 Matt DiBenedetto
36 98 Cole Whitt
37 30 Josh Wise
38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt
39 18 Kyle Busch