Another track record falls this week at Michigan. Jeff Gordon laid down a fast lap of 206.558 mph to win his second straight pole award. It is the 76th pole of Gordon’s career.
"I wasn't sure what I was going to have when we rolled off," said Gordon said. "I was able to be aggressive,"
The lap was also the seventh fastest pole qualifying lap in NASCAR history.
Joey Logano will start second, with Carl Edward, Brian Vickers and Brad Keselowski rounding out the top five.
Kansas native Clint Bowyer couldn’t advance out of the second round of knock out qualifying, despite putting up a to lap seed of over 203mpg. He will start 19th.
Jeff Burton, who is driving the number 14 car for Tony Stewart this weekend, will start 27th.