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Kyle Busch's closing qualifying flurry lands Indy pole

Less than an hour after watching one winning streak end Saturday, Kyle Busch started working on another.

Now the two-time defending Brickyard 400 champion is in the best possible position for an unprecedented three-peat at Indianapolis.

Busch became the first Cup driver in nearly two decades to win back-to-back Indy poles by saving his fastest lap for the final one of the day. His speed of 187.301 mph was almost a mph faster than second-place Kevin Harvick and was the second-fastest pole-winning speed in the race's 24-year history.

"Obviously, we've had a really fast car," Busch said after winning his fourth pole of the season. "We've been focused on...

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