Chevys are running hot under the Michigan sun this week: three Chevrolet SS's -- driven by Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -- led qualifying, with Harvick posting the fastest qualifying lap in NASCAR since April of 1987.
Harvick -- who has three poles this season -- ran the loop at 204.557 MPH, besting the previous track record set in 2013 by about a half a mile per hour to continue the upward trend that started after the track was repaved in 2012. "This is one of those racetracks where you're running fast, but you really can't put it all in perspective, I guess, until you hit something," Harvick told reporters. "It's so wide, it's so fast and so smooth, but you don't really get that huge sensation of speed."
It was Joey Logano who set the record last year with a run of 203.949 MPH, and he was hoping to replicated his success from last season before a flat tire took him out of the Nationwide race on Saturday. That let Paul Menard capture the checkered flag, his first in eight years. Menard will also be looking to find his way towards the front of the pack on Sunday for the Quicken Loans 400 from his starting spot of fifth.
You can watch it all on TNT beginning with pre-race coverage at 12:00 p.m. ET. Live race coverage will begin at 1 p.m. ET with Adam Alexander, Wally Dallenbach Jr., Kyle Petty and Larry McReynolds in the booth. The green flag is tentatively scheduled for 1:16 p.m. ET. In addition to the television coverage, viewers with a subscription to RaceView will be able to follow the race online. Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90 will provide radio coverage.
Quicken Loans 400 coverage:
TV: TNT - 1:00 p.m. ET
Green flag: Approximately 1:16 p.m. ET
Online: NASCAR.com RaceView (subscription required)
Radio: Motor Racing Network - Sirius-XM channel 90