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Logano P1 At Michigan

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Crew chief Todd Gordon and driver Joey Logano won the pole at Michigan on Friday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

Crew chief Todd Gordon and driver Joey Logano won the pole at Michigan on Friday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

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Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Friday.

It was the Team Penske’s third pole of the season and the 17th of his career. He laid down a best lap of 201.698 mph around the 2-mile track in the three-round qualifying session.

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

Logano started from the pole at Michigan earlier in the season and then went on to win the race.

Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports posted a lap of 201.523 mph to claim the No. 2 starting spot.

Third fastest (201.416 mph) was third-fastest Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing.

“It was good and my runs were good – all of them were good,” Hamlin said. “Just really, just a little off obviously. That was the closest we were to the fastest speed. We were one of the top cars in every session and can’t really complain, no real balance complaints, just a little off on speed really.”

Alex Bowman, who is filling in for injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Michigan, qualified sixth fastest.

(This story will be updated shortly)

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Pure Michigan 400

Michigan International Speedway

Brooklyn, Michigan

Friday, August 26, 2016

  1. (22)  Joey Logano, Ford, 201.698 mph.
  2. (48)  Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 201.523 mph.
  3. (11)  Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 201.416 mph.
  4. (4)  Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 201.382 mph.
  5. (24)  Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, 201.303 mph.
  6. (88)  Alex Bowman(i), Chevrolet, 201.207 mph.
  7. (21)  Ryan Blaney #, Ford, 201.202 mph.
  8. (1)  Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 201.039 mph.
  9. (19)  Carl Edwards, Toyota, 201.005 mph.
  10. (31)  Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 200.462 mph.
  11. (5)  Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 200.028 mph.
  12. (42)  Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 199.341 mph.
  13. (20)  Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 200.390 mph.
  14. (78)  Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 200.356 mph.
  15. (14)  Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 200.323 mph.
  16. (18)  Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200.245 mph.
  17. (3)  Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200.106 mph.
  18. (2)  Brad Keselowski, Ford, 200.017 mph.
  19. (41)  Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 199.253 mph.
  20. (27)  Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 199.203 mph.
  21. (34)  Chris Buescher #, Ford, 198.912 mph.
  22. (16)  Greg Biffle, Ford, 198.791 mph.
  23. (10)  Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 198.747 mph.
  24. (6)  Trevor Bayne, Ford, 198.183 mph.
  25. (47)  AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 198.265 mph.
  26. (43)  Aric Almirola, Ford, 198.178 mph.
  27. (15)  Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 198.129 mph.
  28. (13)  Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 197.553 mph.
  29. (17)  Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 197.509 mph.
  30. (44)  Brian Scott #, Ford, 196.105 mph.
  31. (7)  Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 196.084 mph.
  32. (23)  David Ragan, Toyota, 196.057 mph.
  33. (38)  Landon Cassill, Ford, 195.567 mph.
  34. (83)  Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 195.159 mph.
  35. (95)  Sam Hornish Jr.(i), Chevrolet, 194.458 mph.
  36. (46)  Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 192.838 mph.
  37. (98)  Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 192.072 mph.
  38. (30)  Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 191.939 mph.
  39. (55)  Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 188.966 mph.
  40. (32)  Jeffrey Earnhardt #, Ford, 0.000 mph.

 

| , RacinToday.com Friday, August 26 2016
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