NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway 2013: Lineup, starting grid for NRA 500

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A couple of Busches start at the top of the grid Saturday.

The Busch brothers will start one-two at the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Neither has won an event so far this Sprint Cup season.

Kyle Busch won the pole with a qualifying speed of 196.299 miles per hour, the only entrant to top 196 during qualifying. Kyle was also Friday night's champion of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 on the Nationwide Series.

Kurt Busch will start the race just behind his brother. Kurt qualified in second with a speed of 195.688 mph. Aric Almirola, Marcos Ambrose and Martin Truex Jr. round out the top five on Saturday night's grid.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., who hasn't won a race yet this season but is in third in the Sprint Cup standings, has the sixth spot. Points leader Jimmie Johnson, who has won two races so far this season including Feb. 24's Daytona 500, will start seventh in Saturday's race.

Last season's NRA 500 champion was Bill Biffle. He qualified in 35th of 43 cars on the grid with a speed of 190.921 mph.

The NRA 500 begins Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

Complete starting lineup for NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway:

1) Kyle Busch

2) Kurt Busch

3) Aric Almirola

4) Marcos Ambrose

5) Martin Truex Jr.

6) Dale Earnhardt Jr.

7) Jimmie Johnson

8) Jeff Gordon

9) Carl Edwards

10) Juan Pablo Montoya

11) Jamie McMurray

12) Austin Dillon(i)

13) Tony Stewart

14) Kasey Kahne

15) Brian Vickers(i)

16) Brad Keselowski

17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #

18) Joey Logano

19) Paul Menard

20) Matt Kenseth

21) Jeff Burton

22) Trevor Bayne(i)

23) Mark Martin

24) Casey Mears

25) David Ragan

26) Clint Bowyer

27) David Gilliland

28) Dave Blaney

29) Kevin Harvick

30) Bobby Labonte

31) Ryan Newman

32) Travis Kvapil

33) David Stremme

34) Mike Bliss(i)

35) Greg Biffle

36) JJ Yeley

37) Michael McDowell

38) David Reutimann

39) Landon Cassill

40) Josh Wise(i)

41) Joe Nemechek(i)

42) Danica Patrick #

43) Timmy Hill #

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