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MENCS: Kurt Busch edges Brad Keselowski for Michigan pole

Friday, Jun 08 1298
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Kurt Busch's fast speed earned him the Bush Pole on Friday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway.

Busch ran a lap of 203.361 mph in the final round of qualifying that would ultimately give Busch the top spot for Sunday's race. This marks Busch's second pole of the 2018 season, his third at Michigan and 24th of his career.

Brad Keselowski who is a native of the Michigan area will start from the outside of row 1 on Sunday. Keselowski's N0. 2 Team Penske Ford posted a lap of 203.166 mph.

Rounding out the top five in qualifying were Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano. Ford who is based out of Michigan claimed six out of the top seven starting spots.

Kyle Larson who looks to go for four victories in-a-row saw his qualifying come to an end after being eliminated after round 1 of the 3 rounds of qualifying. Larson will start from the 26th position after posting a lap of 198.999 mph.


Full Lineup:

1. Kurt Busch

2. Brad Keselowski

3. Kyle Busch

4. Kevin Harvick

5. Joey Logano

6. Aric Almirola

7. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

8. Erik Jones

9. Ryan Blaney

10. Denny Hamlin

11. Ryan Newman

12. Clint Bowyer

13. Chase Elliott

14. William Byron

15. Paul Menard

16. Austin Dillion

17. Martin Truex Jr.

18. Chris Buescher

19. Matt Kenseth

20. Jimmie Johnson

21. Alex Bowman

22. Daniel Suarez

23. Michael McDowell

24. Jamie McMurray

25. AJ Allmendinger

26. Kyle Larson

27. David Ragan

28. Bubba Wallace

29. Kasey Kahne

30. Matt DiBenedetto

31. Ty Dillion

32. Corey LaJoie

33. Ross Chastain

34. Gray Gaulding

35. BJ McLeod

36. Landon Cassill

37. D.J. Kennington

38. Timmy Hill

39. Garrett Smithley

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