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
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