Hmiel Claims Texas Pole

Shane Hmiel has claimed the Busch pole from series rival Martin Truex Jr for the O'Reilly 300 at the Texas Motor Speedway

Hmiel Claims Texas Pole

The pole is Hmiel's fourth, and was achieved with a lap around the 1.5 mile oval of 28.445 seconds, just three hundredths faster than Truex. Current points leader Carl Edwards was third, two hundredths back.

"That was the freest race car that I've ever qualified and not really messed up," Edwards said after the session. "It was fun, and I'm pretty excited about our chances on Saturday."

Kyle Busch, along with Shawna Robinson, crashed in qualifying and was unable to qualify for the race.

O'Reilly 300 Busch Series Qualifying Results

 Pos Driver Make Time Gap Speed 1. Shane Hmiel Chevrolet 28.445 189.840 2. Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet 28.475 - 0.030 189.640 3. Carl Edwards Ford 28.499 - 0.054 189.480 4. Justin Labonte Chevrolet 28.520 - 0.075 189.341 5. Mark Martin Ford 28.556 - 0.111 189.102 6. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.585 - 0.140 188.910 7. Jon Wood Ford 28.600 - 0.155 188.811 8. Greg Biffle Ford 28.606 - 0.161 188.772 9. Denny Hamlin Chevrolet 28.613 - 0.168 188.725 10. Johnny Sauter Dodge 28.613 - 0.168 188.725 11. Michel Jourdain Jr Ford 28.615 - 0.170 188.712 12. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 28.617 - 0.172 188.699 13. Blake Feese Chevrolet 28.651 - 0.206 188.475 14. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 28.667 - 0.222 188.370 15. Reed Sorenson Dodge 28.672 - 0.227 188.337 16. Jamie McMurray Dodge 28.735 - 0.290 187.924 17. Ashton Lewis Ford 28.820 - 0.375 187.370 18. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 28.840 - 0.395 187.240 19. Elliott Sadler Ford 28.859 - 0.414 187.117 20. Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.859 - 0.414 187.117 21. Matt Kenseth Ford 28.880 - 0.435 186.981 22. Kenny Wallace Ford 28.882 - 0.437 186.968 23. Jason Keller Ford 29.039 - 0.594 185.957 24. David Green Ford 29.047 - 0.602 185.906 25. Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.077 - 0.632 185.714 26. Eric McClure Ford 29.123 - 0.678 185.421 27. Jerry Robertson Chevrolet 29.141 - 0.696 185.306 28. David Stremme Dodge 29.179 - 0.734 185.065 29. Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 29.185 - 0.740 185.027 30. Sterling Marlin Dodge 29.213 - 0.768 184.849 31. Brandon Miller Chevrolet 29.230 - 0.785 184.742 32. Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet 29.246 - 0.801 184.641 33. Tim Fedewa Dodge 29.388 - 0.943 183.749 34. David Ragan Chevrolet 29.417 - 0.972 183.567 35. Stacy Compton Ford 29.460 - 1.015 183.299 36. Kertus Davis Chevrolet 29.502 - 1.057 183.038 37. Brent Sherman Dodge 29.681 - 1.236 181.935 38. Derrike Cope Ford 29.687 - 1.242 181.898 39. Stanton Barrett Chevrolet 29.724 - 1.279 181.671 40. Randy LaJoie Chevrolet 29.831 - 1.386 181.020 41. Ryan Hemphill Dodge 33.689 - 5.244 160.290 42. J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 68.619 -40.174 78.695 43. Steve Grissom Ford Champion's Provisional Did not Qualify 44 Aaron Fike Dodge 29.754 - 1.309 181.488 45 Mark Green Chevrolet 30.381 - 1.936 177.743 46 Kyle Busch Chevrolet - - - 47 Shawna Robinson Chevrolet - - -
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