Kyle Busch calls Brad Keselowski a moron for his accusations against Toyota

Kyle Busch calls Brad Keselowski a moron for his accusations against Toyota

Kyle Busch calls Brad Keselowski a moron for his accusations against Toyota

Brad Keselowski led a 1-2-3 sweep of Fords in Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Friday at Michigan International Speedway, a long-running venue of friendly competition among NASCAR's manufacturers. Right now just three drivers will qualify for the playoffs on points and should another different victor emerge this weekend, the battle for the final playoff spots really intensifies. GPP only as I don't think you have to pay up for the $10K+ drivers this week in cash games.

USA TODAY Sports' Brant James looks ahead to some of the top story lines fans should keep an eye on at the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway this Sunday.

Larson said Ganassi is making an exception for Saturday night.

Five of the last eight pole sitters have gone on to win the race at MIS, a track at which Keselowski has never reached Victory Lane in NASCAR's top series.

(18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 201.998 miles per hour. Last week at Watkins Glen was a prime example of how Elliott's fortunes have been the last few weeks, as he qualified fourth, led laps, but faded to a 13th place finish at the end.

I am honestly not sure how popular Blaney will be to the general public this week as he has just one top 10 at MI in five races and three finishes of 24th or worse. There's a lot of opportunity that arises in those moments. Kyle Busch was second followed by Earnhardt, Keselowski, Larson, Hamlin, Blaney, Kenseth, Suarez and Truex. His driver rating of 100.7 ranks third in today's field and his average finish 12.3. We have to take risks on the strategy side, I have to take risks on the race track just to put ourselves in position for a win. But Busch has won six poles this season - twice as many as any other driver. Nonetheless, the usual drivers are the favorites again this weekend, according to Las Vegas odds makers. In 16 starts, Keselowski has earned five top-five finishes - his best was second in 2012.

Shami strikes twice to leave Sri Lanka at 61/4
On an easy surface for batting, the Indian openers picked up boundaries at will and also made Sri Lanka pay for their profligacy. India did not practice on Friday, but Kohli said they are confident of taking the field on Saturday and are in a "good zone".

Matt Kenseth is one of the other drivers who is looking for his first win of the season, and has a chance this weekend, as he has three previous wins at MI, along with 14 top-five finishes and 20 top-10 finishes. He also finished ninth here earlier this year, which was his third-best finish of 2017.

Starting 33rd this week, Dillon makes an elite value pay considering the #13 vehicle got better on Saturday posting the 28th and 24th fastest speeds.

"Any success you have at your home track is right there with having success in the biggest races of the year like Daytona for the 500 and the championship", Keselowski said.

"Dad drove to the bottom so I just went around a little bit higher and it stuck, and I got along his outside", the younger Earnhardt recalled. Here's a look at the top five storylines heading into the race.

Logano sits in 18th place and 95 points out of playoff contention.

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