Busch Qualifies 19th in Martinsville
October 25, 2013
Kurt Busch will start 19th in Sunday's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
In Friday afternoon's time trials, Busch's No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet covered the .526-mile oval in 19.244 seconds at 98.400 miles per hour.
"We need to step it up and tomorrow's two practices are going to be important to find a combination that will allow us to be competitive on Sunday," said Busch. "It's been a while since I left this track feeling satisfied and I would like nothing better than to see that changed come late Sunday afternoon."
The pole winner was Denny Hamlin (19.013 at 99.595). Rounding out the top-10 in order were: Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, David Ragan, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick.
Sunday's race will be televised on ESPN, beginning with a 30-minute prerace show at 11 a.m. MT (1 p.m. ET).