Busch hopes Kansas Speedway place for breakthrough

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Kyle Busch hopes to make some positive memories at Kansas.

Busch comes into this weekend eighth in the tightly bunched Chase standings, just 15 points behind co-leaders Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards. But his title hopes have fizzled at Kansas Speedway before.

In 2007, Busch was 10 points out of the Chase lead when he got tangled with Dale Earnhardt Jr., and last year he was third in the standings when David Reutimann put him in the wall.

This summer, Busch was assaulted by team owner Richard Childress after he bumped into one of Childress' drivers on the cool-down lap after a Trucks race.

Busch will start alongside Chase rival Matt Kenseth in the second row Sunday. Greg Biffle will be on the pole with Edwards alongside him.