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Kyle Busch Will Lead The Cup Series In Texas For His 300th Cup Start

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After taking home a top-five finish last weekend, Kyle Busch continues to be on a roll as he will lead the field to the green flag at Texas.

During the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session on Friday, Busch won the pole when he posted a lap of 196.299 mph in 27.509 seconds. The pole win on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway for the NRA 500 is Busch’s second pole win of the year.

Joining Busch on the front row will be his older brother Kurt Busch, making it a Busch Brother front row. Rounding out the top ten for the NRA 500 are Aric Almirola, Marcos Ambrose, Martin Truex Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, and Juan Pablo Montoya.

Heading into the race at Texas, Busch will begin his 300th Sprint Cup Series race on a positive note as he begins on the top spot. As of lately, Busch has been on a role and has been moving towards the top of the point standings. Currently, Busch sits in fourth place in the points and has moved up two spots since Martinsville.

Current points leader Johnson will start off within the top 10 on Saturday night and will be looking to keeping a gap between him and the rest of the competition. The battle for the top spot has been between Johnson and Brad Keselowski and Busch has been working his way into the picture.

The battle for the top spot will become more interesting as the sixth generation Cup cars get set for their first Saturday night race of the year.

Christy Valdez is a NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy