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Kevin Harvick Wins Pole for Quicken Loans 400

In a blistering fast lap during Friday’s qualifying session at Michigan, Kevin Harvick earned the pole position for Sunday’s race after pacing all three qualifying rounds. Harvick set a new track record in the third and final qualifying round, with a speed of 204.557 mph, the fastest qualifying lap since Bill Elliott’s lap of 212.809 mph in April of 1987 at Talladega Superspeedway.

This is Harvick’s third pole of the season and eighth of his career.

Keelan Harvick is a fixture at the racetrack. Here, Kevin Harvick holds Keelan prior to a Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
Keelan Harvick is a fixture at the racetrack. Here, Kevin Harvick holds Keelan prior to a Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

“Obviously, it was a really fast lap — really fast couple laps,” said Harvick, with son Keelan seated next to him in the media center. “The car has been really good since we unloaded it off the truck. These guys put fast cars on the track every week and we’ve been in contention for poles and wins and today it all just came together from the time we unloaded.”

Young Keelan’s presence in the media center was special for Harvick, since it is Father’s Day weekend. Keelan drew some chuckles from those in the media center as he grabbed at the microphone and squirmed in his seat.

Harvick will start on the front row alongside points leader Jeff Gordon. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was third, followed by Aric Almirola and Paul Menard.

The green flag will wave this Sunday around 1:16 p.m. ET. Coverage begins on TNT at noon ET.

 

 

Full field lineup:

Driver Name Car Number Time Speed
1. Kevin Harvick 4 35.198 204.557
2. Jeff Gordon 24 35.333 203.776
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88 35.341 203.729
4. Aric Almirola 43 35.433 203.200
5. Paul Menard 27 35.461 203.040
6. Brad Keselowski 2 35.484 202.908
7. Jimmie Johnson 48 35.573 202.401
8. Kurt Busch 41 35.636 202.043
9. Joey Logano 22 35.638 202.032
10. Brian Vickers 55 35.762 201.331
11. Jamie McMurray 1 35.912 200.490
12. Kyle Larson 42 35.800 201.117
13. Kasey Kahne 5 35.843 200.876
14. Kyle Busch 18 35.849 200.842
15. Clint Bowyer 15 35.851 200.831
16. Martin Truex Jr. 78 35.853 200.820
17. Justin Allgaier 51 35.869 200.730
18. Greg Biffle 16 35.907 200.518
19. Austin Dillon 3 35.918 200.457
20. Marcos Ambrose 9 35.977 200.128
21. Matt Kenseth 20 36.006 199.967
22. Carl Edwards 99 36.084 199.534
23. Trevor Bayne (i) 21 36.087 199.518
24. Ryan Newman 31 36.151 199.165
25. AJ Allmendinger 47 35.850 200.837
26. Tony Stewart 14 35.918 200.457
27. Danica Patrick 10 35.919 200.451
28. Juan Pablo Montoya 12 35.961 200.217
29. Denny Hamlin 11 36.012 199.933
30. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 17 36.045 199.750
31. Casey Mears 13 36.069 199.617
32. David Gilliland 38 36.255 198.593
33. David Ragan 34 36.259 198.571
34. Brett Moffitt 66 36.300 198.347
35. JJ Yeley (i) 44 36.382 197.900
36. David Stremme 33 36.425 197.666
37. Michael Annett 7 N/A N/A
38. Josh Wise 98 N/A N/A
39. Landon Cassill (i) 40 N/A N/A
40. Reed Sorenson 36 N/A N/A
41. Alex Bowman 23 N/A N/A
42. Cole Whitt 26 N/A N/A
43. Travis Kvapil 32 N/A N/A

 

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