Kahne tops Michigan qualifying for first pole since 2012
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Kasey Kahne has won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup pole in nearly 32 months, topping qualifying at Michigan International Speedway on Friday with a lap of 201.992 mph.
It's the 27th pole of his career, but the first for the 35-year-old driver since October 2012 at Kansas.
Points leader Kevin Harvick was second.
Kahne is eighth in the standings but has yet to win this season. Kahne is the ninth different pole winner in the last nine races at Michigan - a streak that began after he won the pole in August 2010. His lone win at Michigan came in 2006.
Kahne fell well short of the track qualifying record of 206.558 mph, set by Jeff Gordon last August.