Logano To Lead Cup Field To Green At Michigan

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Joey Logano will start from the pole for Saturday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan Int'l Speedway. (HHP/Andrew Coppley Photo)
Joey Logano will start from the pole for Saturday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan Int'l Speedway. (HHP/Andrew Coppley Photo)

CONCORD, N.C. – Joey Logano will start from the pole for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan Int’l Speedway.

Logano, driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford, was selected to lead the field to the green flag thanks to a random draw. He’ll be joined on the front row for Saturday’s race by Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin.

Kevin Harvick will start third, followed by Aric Almirola, Brad Keselowski, Alex Bowman, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Clint Bowyer and Kurt Busch.

The starting lineup for the second NASCAR Cup Series race of the weekend on Sunday will be set by inverting the top-20 finishers of Saturday’s race.

Saturday’s race is the final event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule that will be set via a random draw. NASCAR announced new starting procedure rules on Thursday that will be used when NASCAR makes its debut at the Daytona Int’l Speedway road course on Aug. 16.

Starting Lineup:

1. Joey Logano
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Aric Almirola
5. Brad Keselowski
6. Alex Bowman
7. Kyle Busch
8. Chase Elliott
9. Clint Bowyer
10. Kurt Busch
11. Ryan Blaney
12. Martin Truex Jr.
13. Ryan Newman
14. Tyler Reddick
15. Matt DiBenedetto
16. Cole Custer
17. Jimmie Johnson
18. Austin Dillon
19. William Byron
20. Matt Kenseth
21. Michael McDowell
22. Chris Buescher
23. Erik Jones
24. Bubba Wallace
25. Quin Houff
26. J.J. Yeley
27. Brennan Poole
28. James Davison
29. Christopher Bell
30. Reed Sorenson
31. John Hunter Nemechek
32. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
33. Garrett Smithley
34. Ty Dillon
35. Ryan Preece
36. Corey LaJoie
37. Daniel Suarez
38. Timmy Hill
39. Joey Gase