Contact Us

Another New Record In NASCAR – Johnson Wrecks In Practice

Jerry Markland/Getty Images

Joey Logano set a new track record in qualifying on Friday for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The pole is the first of 2013 for Logano and the sixth of his career.

The high speeds of NASCAR’s new Gen-6 race car continue as this is the 13th track record that has been broken so far this season. Michigan is one of the fastest tracks for NASCAR, as Logano’s speed of 203.949 mph is the 9th fastest pole winning speed ever recorded in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history at any speedway anywhere.

In final practice on Saturday, Jimmie Johnson spun out in turn 3 and crashed into the wall forcing the No. 48 team to bring out a backup car. Johnson was able to get some practice time in the backup car but was only 18th fastest with it. He had been the fastest overall during practice in his primary car. Johnson qualified third but will now have to start the race from the rear of the field in the backup car.

Kurt Busch is on the outside pole with Mark Martin qualifying fourth fast and Jeff Burton rounding out the top five starters. Austin Dillon is driving Tony Stewart’s No. 14 this weekend. He qualified 27th, but was 6th fastest in the final practice session.

Here is the complete starting lineup.

Best of WGNA

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Fanatics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Fanatics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.