Driver eyes first Cup win at home
Keselowski was born 90 miles from Michigan track
Brad Keselowski has never won a NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan.
For some drivers, that might be no big deal, but Keselowski is from Rochester Hills, about 90 miles from Michigan International Speedway.
“A win here would be like winning the Daytona 500 for me,” Keselowski said. “A home track means a lot to any race car driver.”
He finished second in 2012 and has five top-five showings in
He’ll have another chance
Sunday, and after qualifying second, he has to be considered a contender.
Keselowski was one of six Ford drivers in the top seven in qualifying, including pole winner Kurt Busch.
Keselowski has won Xfinity races at Michigan, but he has no victories there at the top level. Xfinity: Austin Dillon won the rain-shortened LTI 250 at Michigan. The race was called after 91 of the planned 125 laps following a three-hour rain delay.
Formula One: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel claimed the pole position in the Canadian Grand Prix with the fastest lap ever on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 1 minute, 10.764 seconds. The Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas will start second. Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton follow.