By: Robbie Mays – @robbiemays | MRN.com on August eleven, 2017 | 6:08 P.M. EST&#thirteen;
Keselowski gained his first pole at his house monitor within the Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection. (Photograph: Getty Photographs)&#thirteen;
BROOKLYN, Mich. – Michigan native Brad Keselowski captured his second pole of 2017 and the primary of his Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection profession at his residence monitor throughout Friday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Pure Michigan four hundred at Michigan Worldwide Speedway.
Keselowski’s lap of 203.097 mph within the last spherical of the three-spherical session led a trio of Fords, which can lead the sector to inexperienced in Sunday’s race.
“It feels fairly good. I’m not likely referred to as a terrific qualifier,” Keselowski stated. “Once I noticed we have been gonna win the pole it put chills down my physique.”
“Paul Wolfe and my staff, they stored dialing in on the automotive and stored engaged on it. I’ve obtained goosebumps. It feels actually good to run properly right here at Michigan. That is my house monitor. Plenty of followers right here. Actually cool. Actually particular.”
Keselowski’s Staff Penske teammate Joey Logano will begin second on Sunday in the hunt for a win to grant him a berth in NASCAR’s playoffs.
“It looks like Staff Penske has introduced some velocity, even the 21, and actually a lot of the Fords look fairly good right here,” Logano stated. “I feel we have been actually good in race trim, too. I be ok with it.”
Logano stated the strain to win to get within the playoffs isn’t a hinderance for him.
“I really like the strain. I’m all proper with strain. It’s good,” Logano stated. “I’d somewhat be in, however the strain half is okay. You’ve received to get used to that, however that’s what this sport is, particularly in the course of the playoffs.”
Kevin Harvick will begin third on Sunday with Matt Kenseth and Chase Elliott rounding out the highest-5 quickest qualifiers.
“We ran our quickest lap within the final spherical. I held it just a bit bit too extensive stepping into one and it chattered two or 3 times,” Harvick stated. “We’ve received good monitor place. We’ll get a very good pit stall. We’ll have all of the issues we have to begin the race, so the whole lot has gone good thus far.”
Kyle Larson, who gained the final two Monster Power Collection races at Michigan, will begin ninth.
“We had an honest first and second spherical,” Larson stated. “The third spherical I simply tried to arch it a bit of bit extra into Flip 1 and I acquired type of out up prime. Misplaced a pair tenths there, so disillusioned within the final spherical.”
Ryan Blaney was quickest in Friday’s follow session and led the primary two rounds of qualifying however bobbled his lap within the last spherical and can begin twelfth on Sunday.
“About backed it into the fence into Flip 1,” Blaney stated. “I simply acquired unfastened over there. You lose time in a single nook and you may’t make it up. Hopefully we should always be capable of drive up by means of everyone within the race.”
All 39 automobiles who took time on Friday will begin Sunday’s race. Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection groups may have two apply periods on Saturday in preparation for Sunday’s 200-lap, four hundred mile race – the twenty second occasion of the 2017 season.