Kyle Larson wins pole at Michigan

Larson will start first for the fourth time this season. (Getty)

Kyle Larson is starting Sunday’s race at Michigan where he ended the most recent race at the track. In first.

Larson posted the fastest lap in the third round of qualifying Friday to take the top spot for the race ahead of Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer.

Bowyer had grabbed the pole from Kyle Busch, but Truex then usurped him from the top spot. Larson was the final car to make an attempt in the last round and he then beat Truex.

It’s Larson’s second pole of the season and the fourth time he’ll start first in 2017. His two other top starting efforts came because qualifying was rained out.

Here’s the whole starting lineup. The 37 cars entered into Sunday’s race is the fewest the Cup Series has seen all season. Landon Cassill didn’t turn a lap in qualifying because he crashed in practice.
1. Kyle Larson
2. Martin Truex Jr.
3. Clint Bowyer
4. Kyle Busch
5. Denny Hamlin
6. Ryan Blaney
7. Joey Logano
8. Jamie McMurray
9. Matt Kenseth
10. Chase Elliott
11. Kevin Harvick
12. Brad Keselowski
13. Jimmie Johnson
14. Erik Jones
15. Kurt Busch
16. Kasey Kahne
17. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
18. Austin Dillon
19. Ryan Newman
20. Daniel Suarez
21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
22. Michael McDowell
23. Danica Patrick
24. Ty Dillon
25. Chris Buescher
26. AJ Allmendinger
27. Darrell Wallace
28. Trevor Bayne
29. Matt DiBenedetto
30. David Ragan
31. Paul Menard
32. Ryan Sieg
33. Corey LaJoie
34. Cole Whitt
35. Reed Sorenson
36. Jeffrey Earnhardt
37. Landon Cassill

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