James Buescher Rockets To Nationwide Pole

By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on RubbingsRacing.com)

Fort Worth, TEXAS — James Buescher who is on “internal suspension” in Danica Patrick’s mind, came out and knocked Kevin Harvick off of the pole late in the qualifying session at his home track. Buescher has been fast all day long, as he was fastest in Nationwide final practice.

Buescher was a go or go homer, yet the pressure didn’t slow him down at all as he put down a lap of 189.281 mph. This marks Buescher’s second career Nationwide Series pole. The Plano, Texas native talked about how cool it was to win the pole at his home track.

“It’s really cool, I have won at every other track at Texas Motor Speedway except the mile and a half. But I’ve won something there now,” Buescher said.

Kevin Harvick will start second in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenege. Harvick will be followed by Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer.

The points leader Brad Keselowski will start from the 16th position as he continues to attempt to put the title out of reach.

Martin Truex Jr., Ricky Stenhouse Jr., David Gilliland, Steve Wallace and Joey Logano rounded out the top-ten starters.

The two pleasant surprises of the session were Stanton Barrett who qualified 11th, and Jeremy Clements who tied Trevor Bayne’s speed to take the 13th starting spot.

51 cars fought for the 43 positions in this one, which means that inevitably some drivers were going to go home. The drivers who failed to make the field were: Chase Miller, Carl Long, Jeff Green, Brian Keselowski, Danny O’Quinn Jr., Morgan Shepherd, Mark Green, and Mike Harmon.

Author: Toby Christie

Toby is the Editor of TheFinalLap.com and Social Media Director of all things @TheFinalLap. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly radio show and podcast, and he is the writer and co-host of the Racing Legends podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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