Las Vegas native Kyle Busch blisters the field in Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 qualifying

Kyle Busch’s quest for a weekend sweep at his home track took its first step toward reality as the veteran driver captured the pole for the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The triumph marks Busch’s 23rd career pole award in 166 starts in the CRAFTSMAN Truck Series.

“It’s great to have a really good bunch of guys -- just working hard on the off-season and putting things together,” Busch said following his qualifying effort. “There’s a lot more still to prove, but overall just really happy with the effort here. A lot of horses under the hood, it feels good. It’s going to be a matter of ‘did we predict everything right?’ We’ve been here enough, we should.”

Busch led the field in qualifying with a 30.222-second lap, staving off hard-charging rookie, Nick Sanchez, the Rev Racing driver who sat on the pole at Daytona to start the season. Chase Purdy, Ty Majeski and Hailie Deegan will round out the Top 5 when the green flag falls Friday night. Ross Chastain, who joins Busch as the two Cup Series drivers in the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts field, will start 23rd.