Kyle Busch qualifies repaired car No. 1 for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Charlotte

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Kyle Busch took his car from the body shop to the top of the speed charts, qualifying No. 1 for Saturday afternoon’s History 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Busch wrecked the car during practice Thursday. According to a report on ESPN, per NASCAR rules, a team is allowed to take a damaged car off-site to repair it, and that’s what Busch’s team apparently did, taking it back to Joe Gibbs Racing’s headquarters in suburban Huntersville, N.C.

The car came back seemingly better than the original, as Busch made it look easy with a best lap of 183.094 mph.

Just like he’ll start in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race, Brad Keselowski earned the outside pole in NNS qualifying with a speed of 182.655 mph.

Kyle Larson (182.199), Dylan Kwasniewski (181.788) and Kevin Harvick (181.543) rounded out the top-five.

Sixth through 10th were Brian Scott (180.898), Matt Kenseth (180.349), Regan Smith (179.910), NNS points leader Chase Elliott (179.892) and Elliott Sadler (179.700).

Here’s the starting grid for Saturday afternoon’s History 300, with the green flag set to fall at 2:45 pm ET:

Row 1 Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski

Row 2 Kyle Larson, Dylan Kwasniewski

Row 3 Kevin Harvick, Brian Scott

Row 4 Matt Kenseth, Regan Smith

Row 5 Chase Elliott, Elliott Sadler

Row 6 Ty Dillon, Jeb Burton (making his NNS debut)

Row 7 Chris Buescher, Landon Cassill

Row 8 James Bueschder, Trevor Bayne

Row 9 Chad Boat, Mike Bliss

Row 10 Ross Chastain, Brendan Gaughan

Row 11 JJ Yeley, David Starr

Row 12 Ryan Reed, Johnny Sauter

Row 13 Josh Wise, John Wes Townley

Row 14 Dakoda Armstrong, Ryan Sieg

Row 15 Jeffrey Earnhardt, Kyle Fowler

Row 16 Jeremy Clements, Tommy Joe Martins

Row 17 Carlos Contreras, Eric McClure

Row 18 Kevin Lepage, Derrike Cope

Row 19 Harrison Rhodes, Joey Gase

Row 20 Chris Cockrum, Tanner Berryhill

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Supercross: Talon Hawkins to debut in Houston in relief of Jalek Swoll

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Talon Hawkins, 19, will make his Monster Energy Supercross debut on a 250 this week in Houston, Texas as a fill-in rider for Jalek Swoll.

During the Anaheim 2 weekend, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team announced Swoll underwent successful surgery to repair a broken arm suffered in a practice crash.

That same weekend, Hawkins made some noise. He took the lead from teammate Casey Cohran on Lap 2 of the 250 SX Futures Main and led for three laps before he was overtaken by eventual winner Daxton Bennick. Cochran also got around him to push Hawkins to third.

This will not be Hawkins SuperMotocross professional debut, however; he made three Lucas Oil Pro Motocross starts last year with results of 19th at Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota, 27th at Ironman in Crawfordsville, Indiana and a best finish of 17th in the season finale at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.

Hawkins also has a top-10 finish in the 125 All-Star division at Pala in 2019 riding a Husqvarna.

Speaking with RacerXOnline.com before the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals, Hawkins predicted his future with Husqvarna would come down to how he performed in that race.

“It all just comes down to how I perform at Loretta’s,” Hawkins said. “Say I do really well, I get a top three in both classes and do a pretty solid job, I would like to go pro and just kind of finish out the rest of the series. But there’s also the option of waiting a little bit longer, going back out to [Aldon] Baker’s [Factory] or going anywhere and training, and just being prepared. I’m also open to that too. Honestly, it’s whatever the team wants. Whatever we think is the best option is what we’re going to go with. So, I don’t really have a plan right now, just looking into the future.”

Hawkins finished third overall in the 125 B/C and Schoolboy divisions at the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals.