Thursday, September 21, 2023

Kyle Busch Leads Fleet of Chevrolets for Truck Series Pole at Las Vegas

Kyle Busch is on pole for Friday’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, in his first of five starts in 2023. PC: Craig White |

After an off-season full of shuffling, we’ve learned that Kyle Busch Motorsports has not slowed down, despite switching manufacturers to Chevrolet for the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season.

Kyle Busch, co-owner of Kyle Busch Motorsports, demonstrated that in single-truck qualifying at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, taking the pole position on Friday by nearly two-tenths of a second.

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Busch, making his first of five NASCAR Truck Series starts in 2023, laid down a lap time of 30.222 seconds (178.678mph), to lead a top-three sweep for Chevrolet, with Nick Sanchez and Chase Purdy starting second and third.

After leading Friday’s 20-minute practice session, Ty Majeski earned a fourth-place starting spot for ThorSport Racing and Ford Performance, while Hailie Deegan earned her second career top-five start in fifth.

Running full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2023, Bret Holmes qualified sixth for Friday’s event, while Zane Smith, Carson Hocevar, Ben Rhodes, and Kaz Grala completed the top-10.

Matt Crafton, Christian Eckes, John Hunter Nemechek, Jake Garcia, and Corey Heim will start 11th from 15th, putting on display one of the most stacked fields in the history of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

Other notables include; Tanner Gray (16th), Grant Enfinger (17th), Tyler Ankrum (18th), Matt DiBenedetto (19th), Daniel Dye (20th), Stewart Friesen (22nd), Ross Chastain (23rd), Rajah Caruth (24th), and Dean Thompson (25th).


Joseph Srigley
Joseph Srigley
University of Windsor | Business Administration - Supply Chain & Data Analytics Editor at

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