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08/11/17
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Keselowski wins Michigan pole
Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski led a Penske 1-2 and Ford sweep of the top-3 in qualifying earlier today for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400. Kevin Harvick was third with Matt Kenseth the first Toyota in fourth. Chase Elliott posted the best Chevrolet effort rounding out the top-five.

Series points leader and last week's winner Martin Truex Jr. could only manage the 13th best time.

  • This marked the first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) pole for the Rochester Hills, Michigan native at the MIS track
  • Friday’s result represented the second MENCS pole won this season for Keselowski (Las Vegas)
  • The pole award is the 14th of Keselowski’s NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
  • In the first round of qualifying at MIS Keselowski posted the 15th-fastest lap while he improved to second quick in Round 2 before producing his polewinning effort in the final round with a time just .006 of a second faster than Team Penske teammate Joey Logano
  • Keselowski will be looking for his first career MENCS victory at Michigan in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400
  • Keselowski’s pole was the seventh won in the Cup Series for team owner Roger Penske at Michigan International Speedway, a track Penske owned from 1972 until 1999 when it was purchased by International Speedway Corporation.
  • Friday’s pole was the 533rd won for Team Penske in its storied history

Full results below

P#DriverManufacturerTimeGapMph
12Brad Keselowski Ford35.451 0.000203.097
222Joey Logano Ford35.4570.006203.063
34Kevin Harvick Ford35.5050.054202.788
420Matt Kenseth Toyota35.5420.091202.577
524Chase Elliott Chevrolet35.5680.117202.429
618Kyle Busch Toyota35.6440.193201.998
71Jamie McMurray Chevrolet35.6640.213201.884
877Erik Jones Toyota35.6780.227201.805
942Kyle Larson Chevrolet35.6850.234201.765
1011Denny Hamlin Toyota35.6970.246201.698
1114Clint Bowyer Ford35.7140.263201.602
1221Ryan Blaney Ford35.7790.328201.235
1378Martin Truex Jr. Toyota35.7740.323201.263
1417Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford35.8490.398200.842
1541Kurt Busch Ford35.8910.440200.607
1619Daniel Suarez Toyota35.9160.465200.468
173Austin Dillon Chevrolet35.9450.494200.306
1810Danica Patrick Ford35.9540.503200.256
1988Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet35.9680.517200.178
2037Chris Buescher Chevrolet36.0810.630199.551
216Trevor Bayne Ford36.1150.664199.363
2248Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet36.1220.671199.325
235Kasey Kahne Chevrolet36.1260.675199.302
2443Aric Almirola Ford36.2430.792198.659
2531Ryan Newman Chevrolet36.4080.957197.759
2695Michael McDowell Chevrolet36.4380.987197.596
2732Matt DiBenedetto Ford36.4651.014197.450
2838David Ragan Ford36.5501.099196.990
2947 A.J. Allmendinger Chevrolet36.6171.166196.630
3027Paul Menard Chevrolet36.7611.310195.860
3172Cole Whitt Chevrolet36.8921.441195.164
3234Landon Cassill Ford36.9011.450195.117
3313Ty Dillon Chevrolet36.9651.514194.779
3423Corey Lajoie Toyota37.0151.564194.516
3583Brett Moffitt Toyota37.0701.619194.227
3633Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet37.8102.359190.426
3715Derrike Cope Chevrolet38.2712.820188.132
3855Reed Sorenson Chevrolet38.4683.017187.169
3951B.J. McLeod Chevrolet38.7103.259185.9

 

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