NASCAR 2019: Brad Keselowski on the Pole

BROOKLYN, MI -- Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski will start first in Sunday's Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

The Team Penske driver qualified first with an average lap speed of 190.471 mph. It's his second career pole at MIS.

Keselowski has 30 wins in the NASCAR Cup Series, but none at his home track of MIS in his 20 tries. No Michigan-born driver has ever won a Cup race at MIS.

"Nag is the right word," Keselowski said, describing the feeling of not having a win yet at MIS. "It definitely nags on me."

The driver of the No. 2 Ford said he's always put more pressure on himself to win here. He has nine top 10s in his last 11 MIS races, with a best finish of second in 2012 and 2018.

"This racetrack means a lot to me for a lot of reasons, with family and friends, being my home track," Keselowski said. "You just want to impress, you want to do a good job in front of your family, you want to show them what you're made of and make them proud and it does put a lot of pressure on yourself."

START TIME: 3 p.m. ET. GREEN FLAG: 3:16 p.m. ET.

Jackson County, Michigan Teacher of the Year Carmel McDonald will instruct drivers to start their engines at 3:07 p.m. ET.

TV: NBCSN. Pre-race broadcast begins at 2:30 p.m. ET.

RADIO: Motor Racing Network. STREAMING: For those who sign in with their cable/satellite provider's credentials, you can watch at stream.nbcsports.com.

RACE DISTANCE: 200 laps around the 2-mile track for a total of 400 miles.

STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage): Stage 1: 60, Stage 2: 60, Stage 3: 80.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Michigan International Speedway's own Lisa Bascom will perform the anthem at 3:01 p.m. ET, followed by a flyover by two F-16s from the 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard.

WEATHER: Partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the low-80s.

LAST TIME: Joey Logano won his third career Cup race at Michigan after dominating the day in June. The reigning series champion led 163 laps then held off Kurt Busch in overtime by 0.147 seconds. And one year ago, Kevin Harvick captured his second Cup win at Michigan after leading 108 laps and beating Brad Keselowski by 3.233 seconds

Starting Lineup:

1. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford.
2. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford.
3. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet.
4. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet.
5. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford.
6. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet.
7. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford.
8. (22) Joey Logano, Ford.
9. (21) Paul Menard, Ford.
10. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet.
11. (41) Daniel Suarez, Ford.
12. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford.
13. (1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet.
14. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota.
15. (19) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota.
16. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota.
17. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet.
18. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford.
19. (36) Matt Tifft, Ford.
20. (6) Ryan Newman, Ford.
21. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet.
22. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota.
23. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford.
24. (38) David Ragan, Ford.
25. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet.
26. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet.
27. (95) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota.
28. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet.
29. (47) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet.
30. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet.
31. (32) Corey LaJoie, Ford.
32. (27) Quin Houff, Chevrolet.
33. (52) Austin Theriault, Ford.
34. (51) Cody Ware, Ford.
35. (77) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet.
36. (53) Spencer Boyd, Ford.
37. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet.
38. (8) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet.