Biffle takes Busch Lowe's pole

Greg Biffle scored his third Busch Series pole position of the season in qualifying for the Dollar General 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway

Biffle takes Busch Lowe's pole

Biffle set a laptime of 29.426 seconds at an average speed of 183.511 mph at the wheel of the No. 16 Ford Fusion. He topped his teammates Matt Kenseth and Jamie McMurray, who completed a top-three sweep of the grid by Roush Fenway cars.

All of the team's cars were in the top-ten in fact, as points leader Carl Edwards set the fifth fastest lap, beaten by Dave Blaney's Toyota to the second row of the grid. Rookie David Ragan was tenth in the team's other car.

Also quick in qualifying and looking strong for the race were both of Joe Gibbs' cars driven by Denny Hamlin and Aric Almirola, who will line up sixth and seventh on the grid for tonight's 200-lap race.

Veteran Jason Keller achieved a milestone by securing his 418th start in the Busch Series by qualifying 36th, becoming the driver with the highest number of starts in the series' history.

Before this race, he was tied in the records book for all-time starts with Tommy Houston. None of the two have been series' champions however.

"About a year and a half ago, I didn't think I would ever break his record," Keller said about beating Houston's mark. "Hopefully we will have a lot more to go."

The session was also marked by a number of crashes, with four different drivers hitting the wall in their qualifying runs. The first one to do so was AJ Allmendinger, who spun at the exit of turn four on his second lap in the No. 42 Ganassi Dodge.

Another three drivers followed but did not even manage to set a time before spinning, including JJ Yeley, Casey Atwoond and Blake Bjorklund. They all made the field through owner points status.

Eric McClure, DJ Kennington and Travis Kittleson all failed to qualify for the race.

Pos Driver Make Speed Time 1. Greg Biffle Ford 183.511 29.426 2. Matt Kenseth Ford 182.933 29.519 + 0.093 3. Jamie McMurray Ford 182.834 29.535 + 0.109 4. Dave Blaney Toyota 182.692 29.558 + 0.132 5. Carl Edwards Ford 182.414 29.603 + 0.177 6. Denny Hamlin Chevrolet 182.242 29.631 + 0.205 7. Aric Almirola Chevrolet 181.977 29.674 + 0.248 8. David Reutimann  Toyota 181.947 29.679 + 0.253 9. Stephen Leicht Ford 181.745 29.712 + 0.286 10. David Ragan Ford 181.500 29.752 + 0.326 11. Mike Bliss Dodge 181.415 29.766 + 0.340 12. Kasey Kahne Dodge 181.305 29.784 + 0.358 13. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 181.238 29.795 + 0.369 14. Bryan Clauson Dodge 181.232 29.796 + 0.370 15. Reed Sorenson Dodge 181.068 29.823 + 0.397 16. Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 181.044 29.827 + 0.401 17. Stanton Barrett Chevrolet 180.983 29.837 + 0.411 18. Marcos Ambrose Ford 180.886 29.853 + 0.427 19. Scott Wimmer Chevrolet 180.523 29.913 + 0.487 20. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 180.481 29.920 + 0.494 21. Richard Johns Ford 180.373 29.938 + 0.512 22. Brad Baker Ford 180.331 29.945 + 0.519 23. Bobby Hamilton Jr Ford 180.216 29.964 + 0.538 24. Kyle Busch Chevrolet 180.108 29.982 + 0.556 25. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 179.874 30.021 + 0.595 26. Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 179.766 30.039 + 0.613 27. Jason Leffler Toyota 179.491 30.085 + 0.659 28. AJ Allmendinger Dodge 179.170 30.139 + 0.713 29. Robby Gordon Ford 179.146 30.143 + 0.717 30. Kelly Bires Ford 179.128 30.146 + 0.720 31. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 178.885 30.187 + 0.761 32. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 178.838 30.195 + 0.769 33. Bobby Santos Toyota 178.524 30.250 + 0.824 34. Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 178.006 30.336 + 0.910 35. Brad Keselowski Chevrolet 177.795 30.372 + 0.946 36. Jason Keller Chevrolet 176.390 30.614 + 1.188 37. Kertus Davis Chevrolet 176.033 30.676 + 1.250 38. Kyle Krisiloff Ford 175.576 30.756 + 1.330 39. Carl Long Dodge 173.416 31.139 + 1.713 40. Eric McClure Chevrolet 172.944 31.224 + 1.798 41. JJ Yeley Chevrolet - 42. Blake Bjorklund Chevrolet - 43. Morgan Shepherd Dodge 173.410 31.140 + 1.714 
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