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Saturday's Dover pole is Kyle Busch's | Lineup

Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday's Camping World RV Sales 200 Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway. The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driver rounded the one-mile, concrete oval in 23.189 seconds (155.246 m.p.h.).

The pole victory was Busch's series-leading fourth of the season and the 15th of his career.

Kelly Bires secured the outside pole with a qualifying time of 23.460 seconds.

Denny Hamlin (23.521) and David Ragan (23.575) will start on the second row.

Other drivers of note and their starting positions include Carl Edwards (eighth), Brad Keselowski (12th) and Clint Bowyer (22nd).

Bowyer holds a 207-point lead over second-place Edwards and a 279-point advantage over third-place Keselowski in the championship standings.

Despite only one victory so far this season, which came in March at Bristol, Bowyer has been consistent lately, scoring four-straight top-10 finishes. He dominated Richmond two weeks ago by leading 195 laps but ended up finishing third. He gave up the lead to Edwards on Lap 228 when Bowyer's car wiggled, allowing Edwards to pass underneath him.

Edwards has gained some ground on Bowyer in the points race since his setback last month at Bristol, where he crashed in the early stages of the race and spent 83 laps behind the wall for repairs. He ended up finishing 37th and fell 241 points behind Bowyer. Since then, he has finished second at California and won at Richmond.

Edwards won the Nationwide race at Dover in June 2007 and has finished second and sixth in the last two races there.

Earning the nickname "Concrete Carl" after all four of his victories last year came on a concrete-surface, Edwards has yet to win on that type of track in 2008. Bristol, Dover and Nashville are the concrete tracks on the Nationwide circuit.

Bowyer, meanwhile, has recorded four-consecutive top-10 finishes at Dover, including a victory there in September 2006.

Keselowski moved to within 122 points of Bowyer after winning at Bristol but has fallen considerably in points after finishing 33rd at California and 21st at Richmond.

Keselowski finished 24th in his first race at Dover in June 2007 but has finished seventh in his last two races there.

Hamlin has won the last two Nationwide races at Dover, and if he scores the victory in today's race, he will become the first driver to win three in a row there.

The green flag is scheduled to drop around 3:30 p.m. (et).

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