Friday, June 13, 2014

Harvick wins pole as qualifying record falls again at Michigan International Speedway

Kevin Harvick/Dave Marr photo
Speed records continue to fall at Michigan International Speedway.
Kevin Harvick drove a qualifying lap 204.557 mph Friday for the Quicken Loans 400 that will be Sunday at the 2-mile track. Harvick's speed eclipsed the record of 203.949 mph set by Joey Logano in August 2013.
“You just have to relax and really pay attention to not overdrive it because it’s so easy to miss your line on the entry to the corner," Harvick, who drives the No. 4 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, said.
Jeff Gordon turned a lap of 203.776 mph in the No. 24 Chevrolet.
Logano set the record in a Ford. He won the race after starting from the pole.
MIS was repaved following the 2011 season.
In June 2012, prior to the first race after the repave, Marcos Ambrose had a qualifying lap of a then-record 203.241 mph in a Ford.

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