Kurt Busch wins pole for Michigan race

Kurt Busch in action during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Kurt Busch is starting first in Sunday’s Cup Series race at Michigan.

Busch led a Ford charge in the third round of Friday’s qualifying session. Six of the top seven qualifiers are Fords; the only non-Ford in the top seven is driven by Kurt’s brother Kyle Busch. Kyle starts third behind Brad Keselowski.

The pole is Busch’s second of the season and his third at Michigan. It’s the 24th time overall that he’s qualified first and only once — all the way back in 2002 — has he won a race after earning the pole.

Kyle Larson has won the last three races at Michigan but he didn’t advance out of the first round of qualifying. He’ll start 26th on Sunday. Here’s the full starting lineup for the race:

1. Kurt Busch
2. Brad Keselowski
3. Kyle Busch
4. Kevin Harvick
5. Joey Logano
6. Aric Almirola
7. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
8. Erik Jones
9. Ryan Blaney
10. Denny Hamlin
11. Ryan Newman
12. Clint Bowyer
13. Chase Elliott
14. William Byron
15. Paul Menard
16. Austin Dillon
17. Martin Truex Jr.
18. Chris Buescher
19. Matt Kenseth
20. Jimmie Johnson
21. Alex Bowman
22. Daniel Suarez
23. Michael McDowell
24. Jamie McMurray
25. AJ Allmendinger
26. Kyle Larson
27. David Ragan
28. Darrell Wallace Jr.
29. Kasey Kahne
30. Matt DiBenedetto
31. Ty Dillon
32. Corey LaJoie
33. Ross Chastain
34. Gray Gaulding
35. BJ McLeod
36. Landon Cassill
37. DJ Kennington
38. Timmy Hill
39. Garrett Smithley

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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