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Busch and Kenseth sweep Daytona front row for JGR

  • Kyle Busch poses for photos and talks with members of the media after winning the pole position in qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race, at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, July 5, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Kyle Busch poses for photos and talks with members of the media after winning the pole position in qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race, at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, July 5, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

  • Kyle Busch poses for photos and talks with members of the media after winning the pole position in qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race, at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, July 5, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Kyle Busch poses for photos and talks with members of the media after winning the pole position in qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race, at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, July 5, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

  • Kyle Busch poses for photos and talks with members of the media after winning the pole position in qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race, at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, July 5, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
  • Kyle Busch poses for photos and talks with members of the media after winning the pole position in qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race, at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, July 5, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth swept the front row for tonight’s race at Daytona International Speedway.

Busch turned a lap at 193.723 mph in yesterday’s qualifying to win the pole. Kenseth was second at 193.299.

Clint Bowyer qualified third and Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. was fifth as Toyota drivers took four of the first five spots. Kasey Kahne wedged his Chevrolet in at fourth.

Paul Menard was sixth in a Chevrolet, and MWR co-owner Michael Waltrip was seventh in another Toyota.

Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson was eighth, followed by rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and his Roush-Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle as the highest-qualifying Fords.

Danica Patrick wound up 11th in her return to Daytona, where she became the first woman to start from the pole in the season-opening Daytona 500.

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