LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kasey Kahne will start on the pole after setting a track record on a fast day of qualifying at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Kahne had a top speed of 190.456 mph on the 1.5-mile tri-oval on Friday to earn his 23rd career pole and first since joining Hendrick Motorsports.
Kyle Busch qualified second and will join Kahne on the front row for Sunday’s 400-mile race after a warm afternoon in the desert where 15 drivers eclipsed Matt Kenseth’s record of 188.884 mph set in in 2011.
Kevin Harvick will start third and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be next to him.
It was the fourth straight year the track record was broken at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.