Kyle Busch takes coveted pit stall

(AP Photo/Terry Renna)

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Joe Gibbs issued a team order on the eve of NASCAR's championship that gave Kyle Busch an edge over the other three title contenders.

Busch was gifted the coveted No. 1 pit stall Saturday when Joe Gibbs Racing made the dubious decision to force teammate and pole winner Denny Hamlin to pass on the top spot. Busch qualified second and grabbed the favorable pit stall after Hamlin's team yielded to Gibbs' demand.

"It's an advantage for them, which stinks for us," reigning series champion Martin Truex Jr. said.

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