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Joey Logano draws the pole for Saturday’s Cup race at Michigan

Michigan Cup starting lineup

LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE - AUGUST 02: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 AAA Insurance Ford, poses on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on August 02, 2020 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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Joey Logano will start on the pole position in the starting lineup for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway (4 p.m. ET, NBCSN).

The No. 22 Team Penske driver, who won last year at the 2-mile oval and has three career Cup victories at Michigan, was awarded the top starting spot in a random draw Thursday afternoon.

Denny Hamlin will start second for the second consecutive race, followed by Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola, who has received seven consecutive top-five starting positions in the random qualifying draws used by NASCAR this season.

STARTING LINEUP: Where everyone will start in the Cup race Saturday at Michigan

Here are the next four rows in order:

Brad Keselowski (fifth), Alex Bowman (sixth), Kyle Busch (seventh), Chase Elliott (eighth), Clint Bowyer (ninth), Kurt Busch (10th), Ryan Blaney (11th) and Martin Truex Jr. (12th).

Other notables in the Michigan starting lineup:

Tyler Reddick (14th); Cole Custer (16th), Bubba Wallace (24th); William Byron (19th); Erik Jones (23rd); Matt DiBenedetto (15th); Jimmie Johnson (17th); Matt Kenseth (20th); Austin Dillon (18th).

The Michigan Cup starting lineup was ordered Thursday afternoon through a random draw of the following groups:

  • Positions 1-12: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 13-24: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 25-36: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 37-40: Open teams in order of owners points

The starting lineup for Sunday’s race will be set based on the finishing order from Saturday. The top starters in Sunday’s race will be an inversion of the top 20 finishers Saturday. The 21st through 40th starting positions Sunday will match the finishing positions from Saturday.

Click here for the Michigan Cup starting lineup for Saturday’s race.

NASCAR Cup Series at Michigan

Race Time: 4 p.m. ET Saturday

Track: Michigan International Speedway; Brooklyn, Michigan (2-mile speedway)

Length: 156 laps (312 miles)

Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 40. Stage 2 ends Lap 85

TV coverage: NBCSN

Radio: Motor Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Streaming: NBC Sports app (subscription required); and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)

Michigan Cup starting lineup: Click here for the starting lineup Saturday

Next Xfinity race: Saturday at Road America (45 laps, 182.16 miles) noon ET on NBCSN

Next Truck race: Friday at Michigan (100 laps, 200 miles) 6 p.m. ET on FS1