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Kurt Busch wins Pocono pole

Updated: June 11, 2011, 6:18 PM ET
Associated Press

LONG POND, Pa. -- Kurt Busch's reward for slapping the wall at practice was a backup No. 22 Dodge that was better than his regular ride.

For that, Busch had plenty of people to thank, starting with his team at Penske Racing.

"Just an honest thank-you to my guys," Busch said.

It's been quite a reversal for Busch a month after he launched into a foul-mouthed tirade against his race team at Richmond. He made it two straight poles Saturday, turning a fast lap of 171.579 ...

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