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NASCAR Sprint Cup Michigan starting lineup


Congrats to Carl Edwards who wins his 12th career pole and his first in 49 starts.

Kurt Busch jumps to second on speed charts.

Paul Menard becomes 12th driver to crack 200 mph.

With 10 cars to go, Kurt Busch best remaining threat to knock Edwards off pole.

Ten of first 32 cars over 200 mph. Unbelievable.

Kasey Kahne jumps to second on the board and is far and away best of the four Hendrick Chevrolets.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. goes out 20th, and is sixth-fast so far. Junior said car got on the splitter real bad in turns 1 and 2.

Five of the first 14 drivers out top 200 mph. Can a new track record be far behind?

The sixth driver out, Carl Edwards, goes to the top of the charts.

Danica Patrick is the first driver to do two qualifying laps, but she is the slowest of the nine qualifiers so far.

Matt Kenseth is the first to break 200 mph.

Jeff Gordon is the first driver to qualify.

In practice today, four drivers topped the 200 mph barrier: Kasey Kahne, Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola and Kevin Harvick.

Tony Stewart had a wallbanger in practice and went to a backup car.

Welcome to the FOXSports.com coverage of qualifying from Michigan International Speedway.

Qualifying is scheduled for 3:35 p.m. ET and will be televised on SPEED.

Last year at MIS, Marcos Ambrose became the first driver since 1987 to qualify at over 200 mph, winning the pole with a lap of 203.241 mph.

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