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Kurt Busch claims pole in Las Vegas with 'insanely fast' lap

Kurt Busch has won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race, claiming the spot for the second straight week with a top speed of 196.328 mph in his hometown.

After setting a track qualifying record in Round 1, Busch won his second career pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in his No. 41 Chevrolet, turning a lap in 27.505 seconds Friday.

"It was insanely fast," Busch said.

Joey Logano will start up front alongside Busch on Sunday after clocking a lap in 27.572 seconds. Matt Kenseth came in third at 25.582, and Brad Keselowski was fourth.

Every car qualified for the race, since the 39-car field is one smaller than the limit. Last week's race in Atlanta was NASCAR's first since 2014 with a smaller-than-maximum field.