Kurt Busch Earns FireKeepers Casino 400 Pole (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Ford was the power to beat on Friday at the Michigan International Speedway. Six of the top seven starters for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) are from the blue oval. The quickest though? That distinction goes to Kurt Busch. He circled the 2-mile, D-shaped oval with a speed of 203.361 mph in his No. 41 Ford for his second pole of the season and 24th of his career, tying him with Alan Kulwicki for 30th all-time. Busch, won at Michigan in 2015 and has four straight…

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After Recent Slumps, Elliott, Logano Leave Michigan With Top 5s

We all knew Kyle Larson would be the one to beat for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at the Michigan International Speedway. After all, he finished in the top three in both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at the 2-mile track a year ago, including a win last August. Mix that with a win at Michigan’s sister track in Fontana back in March, as well as starting on the pole for today’s race, and it was really clear that he was a favorite to win this weekend. But, Chase Elliott…

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Kyle Larson Wins the Pole for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan

The first two Coors Light Pole Awards for Kyle Larson were due to rainouts. This time though, the pole was due to pure speed. Larson, turned a lap of 202.156 mph on Friday afternoon at the Michigan International Speedway, good enough to earn the top starting spot for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN). The lap was turned on the final lap of the third and final round of the qualifying session, besting Martin Truex Jr. by just 0.007-seconds. Larson, was the points leader entering Martinsville and Bristol this season,…

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