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Joey Logano Starting from Pole in 1st of 2 Michigan Cup Races

Joey Logano has been named the pole-sitter for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

In 22 career starts at the 2-mile track in Brooklyn, Mich., Logano has three wins, six top fives and 15 top 10s. He won the first Cup race there last year.

Starting second will be Denny Hamlin. Hamlin has two wins, eight top fives and 13 top 10s at Michigan.

Kevin Harvick won the most recent Cup race at Michigan and will start third in this race.

Aric Almirola and Brad Keselowski, who won the most recent Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, will start fourth and fifth, respectively.

Alex Bowman will start sixth as the highest-starting Chevrolet.

The FireKeepers Casino 400 is the first of two Cup races at Michigan this weekend. The lineup for the Consumers Energy 400, which will take place the following day, will be set via a 20-car invert from the finishing order of the FireKeepers Casino 400.

The FireKeepers Casino 400 will take place on Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. ET, with TV coverage provided by NBC Sports Network.

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Mark Kristl joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is the site's ARCA Menards Series editor. Kristl is also an Eagle Scout and a proud University of Dayton alum.

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