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Busch sets earns third career pole at Darlington Raceway

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The Canadian Press
5/10/2013 6:43:25 PM
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DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Kurt Busch has set a Darlington Raceway record in earning the pole for the Southern 500.

Busch's lap of 181.918 mph Friday earned him his third career pole at Darlington and broke the two-year old mark of 181.254 mph held by Kasey Kahne. Defending champion Jimmie Johnson will start alongside Busch, followed by Kyle Busch, Kahne and Martin Truex Jr.

Kurt Busch got a strong start toward erasing an agonizing, 10-year-old memory at Darlington. He was second here in 2003 behind Ricky Craven by .002 seconds -- the closest finish in Sprint Cup history since the series went to electronic timing in 1993.

The record lap came less than a week after Kurt Busch finished his race at Talladega by going airborne and landing on competitor Ryan Newman.

Kurt Busch  (Photo: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
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