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Another track record broken this 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
This time it was Joey Logano at Michigan International Speedway. Logano turned a lap of 203.949 mph to win his first Coors Light Pole Award of the season and at the 2-mile track. The previous record was 203.241mph, set by Marcos Ambrose in June of 2012.
Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson also beat the previous track record.
Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Juan Pablo Montoya, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski,and Kyle Busch rounded out the top 10 in Friday’s qualifying session.
After the jump, you can find the rest of the starting lineup for the Pure Michigan 400.
“When you come to Michigan, obviously there is extra incentive here to win and get poles,” Logano said of his run at Ford’s home track once owned by Penske. “For one, Ford being here and the other Penske also having their headquarters (in the area). Anytime you can come here and get a pole for Roger that is hug...
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The old kid in town turned into the new kid in the Wild Card standings.
Although the Pure Michigan 400 evolved into a traditional fuel mileage battle with veteran Mark Martin dominating the closing laps, it was his protege Joey Logano with enough petro to go the distance.
"I noticed he was lifting early because I was catching him on entry," Logano said. "He was able...
Joey Logano won Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Logano, who started
on the pole captured his first win of the season and third career win.
It was also Logano’s first win in the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford.
Mark Martin ran out of gas with three laps to go, after he decided not to pit on a late race pit strgedy to try and get a win for the No. 55 team...
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Joey Logano finished Sunday afternoon’s Pure Michigan 400 where he started it, at the front of the pack.
With three races until the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Logano added his name to the list of drivers vying for a chance to win the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.
Logano started first at Michigan International Speedway, and while...
Add another name to the Chase conversation.
Joey Logano started Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from the pole, and after a convoluted mix of strategy and racing incidents, it was Logano who claimed the victory and established himself as a contender for a berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
The victory was Logano's first of the season, his...
Joey Logano put down a track-record lap of 203.949 miles per hour Friday as the 16th qualifier. He had to wait out 28 other drivers trying to claim the pole position for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
When the dust settled there was no “Catch 22” as Logano, in the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford had the pole, the record, and the best seat in the...
BROOKLYN, MI — Another track record has fallen in 2013 with the Gen-6 car.
Joey Logano broke Marcos Ambrose’s single-lap qualifying record at Michigan International Speedway Friday afternoon with a lap averaging 203.949 mph.
“That felt faster than practice,” said Logano who was unsure if his lap of record would withstand at the top of the scoring chart after his qualifying...
At NASCAR's fastest track, only one thing really mattered in Sunday's Pure Michigan 400: Being out front and getting clean air on the nose of your car -- well, that and having enough gasoline to keep it there.
And that's exactly how Joey Logano scored a huge victory at Michigan International Speedway in a race that saw plenty of on-track chaos and half a dozen contenders...
Brooklyn, MI- Michigan International Speedway has been very fast since the repave prior to the 2012 August race.
With this being the third time the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been to MIS with the new pavement around the 2-mile oval, the track has proven to be the fastest on the schedule.
That continued today with Joey Logano earning the pole for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 with...
BROOKLYN, MI — Joey Logano said on Friday that he needed a win to have a chance to qualify for the Chase.
“We have been solid through the season and there is not doubt in my mind we should be like fifth in points,” Logano said Friday.
“We are a Chase caliber team and I feel like even a championship caliber team.”
Logano started off his weekend well at Michigan International...
Joey Logano was among three drivers who broke the previous Michigan International Speedway qualifying record when he won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400. His lap of 35.303 seconds/203.949 mph was better than what Marcos Ambrose put down one year ago when he set the mark.
Logano was happy with the pole, but knows this is only the start of the weekend. “That felt...
Brooklyn, MI- I wrote earlier in the week that Roush/Fenway’s Greg Biffle could really solidify his NASCAR Chase for the Cup chances with a win Sunday in the Pure Michigan 400.
After all, he is the favorite in the race Sunday as he won the Quicken Loans 400 at the Michigan International Speedway back in June and has the best driver average in the series there.
Biffle has four wins...
For Penske Racing drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, these are promising and perilous times to be in the Irish Hills of Michigan, team owner Roger Penske's backyard.
On the one hand, Keselowski, the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, is back in the top 10 in points and teammate Logano is on the pole for tomorrow's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway...
Joey Logano boosted his chances of reaching the Chase for the Sprint Cup, winning for the first time this season in a fuel-mileage race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.
Logano and Kevin Harvick both breezed past Mark Martin with just over three laps to go in the 400-mile, 200-lap race. Martin had been trying to stretch fuel, but when he faltered, Logano was able to...
The race at Michigan International Speedway is over and needless to say there has been some shakeup in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings.
Joey Logano won Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at the two mile Michigan International Speedway and has put himself in position for one of the wild card spots.
RESULTS: Joey Logano wins, full results from Michigan
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