Kyle Busch gets third-straight pole of 2017 at Watkins Glen

Kyle Busch was fast Sunday morning at Watkins Glen. (Getty)

Are we entering the summer of Kyle Busch?

Busch scored the pole for Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen, his third-straight pole of 2017. Busch beat out Kyle Larson for the top spot. Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott and Daniel Suarez round out the top five.

Busch started first at Indianapolis two weeks ago and had the race’s dominant car. But he got caught up in a crash with Truex and finished 34th. A week ago at Pocono, he started first and ended up first, getting his first victory of the season.

In addition to being his third-straight pole position, it’s the fourth pole in five races for the 2015 champion and his sixth No. 1 starting spot of the year.

Busch has been incredibly fast at times throughout the season but hasn’t had consistent speed or enough breaks to finish off races before last week’s race at Pocono. Perhaps things are turning around. Busch won Saturday’s Xfinity race at Watkins Glen and is the only active Cup Series driver with two Cup wins at the track.

Here’s how the field will line up for the race.

1. Kyle Busch
2. Kyle Larson
3. Martin Truex Jr.
4. Chase Elliott
5. Daniel Suarez
6. Erik Jones
7. AJ Allmendinger
8. Brad Keselowski
9. Jamie McMurray
10. Jimmie Johnson
11. Denny Hamlin
12. Clint Bowyer
13. Joey Logano
14. Michael McDowell
15. Matt kenseth
16. Ryan Blaney
17. Chris Buescher
18. Kurt Busch
19. Kasey Kahne
20. Kevin harvick
21. Paul Menard
22. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
23. Ryan Newman
24. Ty Dillon
25. Danica Patrick
26. Cole Whitt
27. Austin Dillon
28. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
29. Aric Almirola
30. Trevor Bayne
31. David Ragan
32. Landon Cassill
33. Brett Moffitt
34. Gary Klutt
35. Boris Said
36. Corey LaJoie
37. Matt DiBenedetto

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