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Kurt Busch takes 1st pole in Texas, edges teammate Harvick for same 1-2 start from California

  • Kevin Harvick drives during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, April 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

    Kevin Harvick drives during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, April 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)  (The Associated Press)

  • NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski (2) smiles while standing in the garage during a practice session for the Sprint Cup auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, April 10, 2015. The Duck Commander 500 will run on Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

    NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski (2) smiles while standing in the garage during a practice session for the Sprint Cup auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, April 10, 2015. The Duck Commander 500 will run on Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)  (The Associated Press)

Kurt Busch is on the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Texas.

Busch edged defending series champion Kevin Harvick with a run of 193.847 mph on the high-banked 1 1/2-mile track Friday.

The Duck Commander 500 is Saturday night.

It's the second pole of the season for Busch, who also took the top qualifying spot in Fontana, California. But it's the first time he has taken the top qualifying spot in Texas, where he has three career top-10 finishes and one win.

Harvick will start on the front row in Texas for the first time after turning a lap of 193.722. Busch and Harvick, teammates with Stewart-Haas Racing, also started 1-2 in California.

Brad Keselowski was third at 193.195 mph, followed by Kasey Kahne.