NASCAR New Hampshire 2014 qualifying results: Kyle Busch wins Loudon pole

Nick Laham

Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson qualified 1-2 for Sunday’s NASCAR race at New Hampshire.

Jimmie Johnson thought he locked up the pole for Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but then Kyle Busch put down a blistering lap in Friday qualifying.

His speed of 138.130 mph broke the previous track record and gave Busch his second pole of the season. Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart and Jamie McMurray qualified second through fifth.

"I thought I had enough, and then I saw Kyle's lap," Johnson said. "He definitely put one down."

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Busch thought he posted a good time but didn't think it was fast enough to unseat Johnson.

"I gave it everything I had," Busch said. "I thought I was a little too tight, but I guess I was driving through it enough that it was still carrying some good speed. I got the throttle down on both ends. The lap felt good -- it didn't feel that good, but I was thinking it was going to be solid."

An eventful afternoon for Joey Logano was capped by a sixth-place qualifying effort. Earlier in practice, Logano crashed when he cut a left rear tire and hit the Turn 1 wall. The damage was heavy, and Team Penske needed to bring out a second No. 22 car for their driver.

Completing the top 12 in the final round were Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr., Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick.

"Overall, for a backup car and making two laps on it before qualifying, I am proud of where we ended up," Logano said. "I just wanted more."

Matt Kenseth, Brian Vickers and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were among those who failed to advance to second and final round of qualifying. Kenseth and Vickers, who each won at New Hampshire a year ago, will start 15th and 17th, respectively, Sunday. Earnhardt qualified 28th.

All 43 cars entered qualified for the Camping World RV Sales 301.

Camping World RV Sales 301 starting lineup
Position Driver Make Speed
1 Kyle Busch Toyota 138.130
2 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 137.790
3 Denny Hamlin Toyota 137.081
4 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 137.076
5 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 137.017
6 Joey Logano Ford 136.815
7 Brad Keselowski Ford 136.805
8 Clint Bowyer Toyota 136.702
9 Martin Truex, Jr. Chevrolet 136.629
10 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 136.174
11 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 136.058
12 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 135.912
13 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 136.384
14 Carl Edwards Ford 136.296
15 Matt Kenseth Toyota 136.257
16 Paul Menard Chevrolet 136.257
17 Brian Vickers Toyota 136.223
18 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 136.184
19 Aric Almirola Ford 136.170
20 A.J. Allmendinger Chevrolet 136.150
21 Marcos Ambrose Ford 136.116
22 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford 135.922
23 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 135.820
24 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 135.718
25 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 135.487
26 David Ragan Ford 135.385
27 Greg Biffle Ford 135.304
28 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet 135.217
29 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 135.117
30 Jeff Burton Toyota 135.117
31 Casey Mears Chevrolet 134.667
32 Josh Wise Chevrolet 134.435
33 David Gilliland Ford 134.288
34 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 133.614
35 Cole Whitt Toyota 133.576
36 Alex Bowman Toyota 133.254
37 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 133.217
38 Ryan Truex Toyota 132.177
39 Michael Annett Chevrolet 131.719
40 Eddie MacDonald Ford 131.560
41 Mike Bliss Toyota 130.779
42 Timmy Hill Toyota 129.379
43 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 127.885

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