Biffle Back On Top in Qualifying

Greg Biffle

Biffle scored his seventh career pole. (Photo: Randy Peterson)


BROOKLYN, Mich. – Greg Biffle captured his first pole since 2008 on Friday in qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Biffle turned a lap of 190.345 mph to put his Roush Fenway Racing Ford in the number one starting spot for Sunday’s second Sprint Cup Series race of the season at MIS.

“We didn’t know whether we were going to come here in race or qualifying trim,” Biffle said. “But we worked on a great qualifying set-up and obviously had good speed today. We’ll work on things tomorrow on practice and hopefully have a great car on Sunday.”

Biffle’s RFR teammate Matt Kenseth will start outside the front row after his lap of 190.209 mph.

Ryan Newman, June Michigan winner Denny Hamlin and Mark Martin rounded out the top five.

Brad Keselowski, David Ragan, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Jamie McMurray completed the first ten qualifiers.

“I don’t think I’ve ever had a great qualifying effort here at Michigan, but this car is good,” said Keselowski, who looks to continue his recent hot streak in front of his home state family and fans. “We’ve got a little work to do tomorrow, but we’re not too far off. Sunday, we’ve just got to go fast all day and try to bring home a win.”

A field of 46 drivers attempted to qualify, three drivers went home: Johnny Sauter, Erik Darnell and T.J. Bell.

MRN Radio’s broadcast of Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 will begin at 12 Noon (ET) with the green flag scheduled for 1:15 p.m. (ET).

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