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Joe Gibbs Racing -- Busch, Suarez and Jones -- sweeps top 3 Xfinity Series qualifying spots at Indy

Alert Today Florida 300 - Qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster energy Toyota, stands on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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It was a 1-2-3 Joe Gibbs Racing sweep in Saturday’s Xfinity Series qualifying session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch won the pole with a field-best speed of 180.527 mph, followed by teammates Daniel Suarez (180.415) and Erik Jones (179.928).

“I’m glad I’m going to be the one leading it out-front,” Busch told NBCSN. “I’m looking forward to it. You definitely have to keep it out front, stay out front, get some good pit stops and do everything right.

“It’s not over until it’s over, but this is a good start.”

It marks the third straight year that Busch has won the Xfinity pole at IMS. It also is Busch’s 44th career pole in 301 Xfinity Series races, and his first pole in the series in 2015.

Busch is also looking for his second career Xfinity win at Indianapolis, having won there in 2013.

Richard Childress Racing also had a strong collective effort, as Brendan Gaughan qualified fourth (179.087 mph), Paul Menard was fifth (178.873), Brian Scott was seventh (178.674) and defending race winner Ty Dillon qualified ninth (178.497).

Today’s race begins at 3:30 pm ET and you can see all the action on NBCSN.

Here’s how Xfinity Series qualifying played out.


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