Michigan International Speedway keeps getting faster

Ryan Sieg (closest to wall), Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson Kyle Larson go three wide during the...

Ryan Sieg (closest to wall), Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson Kyle Larson go three wide during the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. (AFP)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:16 PM ET

The two mile Michigan International Speedway is plain fast — faster than Daytona, faster than Talladega, faster than Atlanta.

For some reason, it keeps getting even faster.

On Friday, Kevin Harvick set a track record with a qualifying lap of 204.557 m.p.h. in the No. 4 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet.

How fast is that, you might ask? Well, it was the fastest lap run in NASCAR Sprint Cup history since Bill Elliott ran 212.809 m.p.h. in a non-restrictor plate car at Talladega in 1987.

It was also the fifth consecutive record-setting run at MIS since the track was repaved in 2012.


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