Kenseth to start 5 spots ahead of Busch

Updated: November 6, 2009, 8:44 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Matt Kenseth will start on the pole for the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Texas, five spots ahead of points leader Kyle Busch.

Kenseth earned his first pole in his 13 Nationwide races this season, the 16th in his career, with a qualifying lap of 187.201 mph in his Ford. David Ragan also starts his Ford on the front row.

Busch, who has a 205-point lead over Carl Edwards with three races left, starts sixth. Edwards starts directly behind him in the No. 8 spot.

Busch won from the pole at Texas in April, one of his seven Nationwide victories.


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