Logano grabs Michigan pole

Logano scored his 17th career pole at Michigan

Logano scored his 17th career pole at Michigan

Joey Logano has scored his third pole of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season with the fastest time in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway.

Logano jumped up the order in the final round of qualifying with a speed of 324.601km/h (201.698mph) to score his 17th career pole. He also won from the pole position in the series’ most recent trip to Michigan in June.

“I was surprised after the first couple of rounds when we weren’t as fast as the last time we were here,” said Logano.

“We were eighth going into the final round but great adjustments to find a little bit more speed out of this thing. I was down there waiting and Todd said, ‘Take it!’ So I said, ‘Yeah, I am going to take it.’ So I got pumped up and I had the attitude that we were going to grab it or we were going to crash. It worked out well.”

Owen Kelly

Owen Kelly at Road America

Jimmie Johnson will start second with Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick set to start on the second row.

Alex Bowman, making his second substitute start for the sidelined Dale Earnhardt Jr., landed the sixth starting spot in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet.

Meanwhile at the Xfinity Series race at Road America, Australia’s Owen Kelly will start on the second row after Alex Tagliani scored the pole.

Kelly, who is driving the Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, is one of the race favourites and is one of three Australians set to start with James Davison set to start from 18th and Kenny Habul one place further back.

QUALIFYING: Pure Michigan 400 – Michigan International Speedway

 
POS. CAR # DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR MPH TIME GAP
1 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil 201.698 35.697 Leader
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s 201.523 35.728 –0.031
3 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office 201.416 35.747 –0.050
4 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS 201.382 35.753 –0.056
5 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts 201.303 35.767 –0.070
6 88 Alex Bowman Axalta / University of Michigan 201.207 35.784 –0.087
7 21 Ryan Blaney Motocraft / Quick Lane Tire + Auto Center 201.202 35.785 –0.088
8 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet 201.039 35.814 –0.117
9 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Surfboard 201.005 35.820 –0.123
10 31 Ryan Newman Freightliner 200.462 35.917 –0.220
11 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance 200.028 35.995 –0.298
12 42 Kyle Larson Target 199.341 36.119 –0.422
13 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General 200.390 35.930 –0.233
14 78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row / Denver Mattress 200.356 35.936 –0.239
15 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS 200.323 35.942 –0.245
16 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries 200.245 35.956 –0.259
17 3 Austin Dillon Cheerios 200.106 35.981 –0.284
18 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite 200.017 35.997 –0.300
19 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy / Haas Automation Chevrolet SS 199.253 36.135 –0.438
20 27 Paul Menard Sylvania / Menards 199.203 36.144 –0.447
21 34 Chris Buescher Dockside Logistics 198.912 36.197 –0.500
22 16 Greg Biffle Roush Performance Ford Fusion 198.791 36.219 –0.522
23 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Chevrolet SS 198.747 36.227 –0.530
24 6 Trevor Bayne Advocare Ford Fusion 198.183 36.330 –0.633
25 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Scott Products 198.265 36.315 –0.618
26 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield 198.178 36.331 –0.634
27 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy 198.129 36.340 –0.643
28 13 Casey Mears GEICO 197.553 36.446 –0.749
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Zest Ford Fusion 197.509 36.454 –0.757
30 44 Brian Scott Twisted Tea 196.105 36.715 –1.018
31 7 Regan Smith APC Chevrolet 196.084 36.719 –1.022
32 23 David Ragan Dr. Pepper 196.057 36.724 –1.027
33 38 Landon Cassill MDS Transport 195.567 36.816 –1.119
34 83 Matt DiBenedetto Vector Security 195.159 36.893 –1.196
35 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial 194.458 37.026 –1.329
36 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J 192.838 37.337 –1.640
37 98 Cole Whitt TBD 192.072 37.486 –1.789
38 30 Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing 191.939 37.512 –1.815
39 55 Reed Sorenson VYDOX Plus 188.966 38.102 –2.405
40 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt KeenParts.com / CorvetteParts.net 0.000 0.000 -35.697

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