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NSCS: Logano Paces First Practice, Puts Ford Back in the Conversation at Michigan

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BROOKLYN, Mich. —†Besides Team Penske’s success, it has been a rather dismal season thus far in 2014 for Ford. On Friday, however; Joey Logano put the manufacturer back in the conversation after pacing the opening practice session of the weekend at the Michigan International Speedway.

Circling the two-mile speedway in 35.2 seconds — and at a speed of 204.545 miles per hour — Logano, the defending winner of the Pure Michigan 400, started the weekend on a strong note for Ford.

Contuining the strong performance for the “Blue Ovals”, Carl Edwards in the No. 99 for Roush Fenway Racing was second fastest after recording a speed of 204.111 miles per hour.

Brian Vickers (Toyota) and Kurt Busch were third and fourth†fastest, respectively — but it was another Ford in Ricky Stenhouse Jr. who rounded out the top-five.

Looking further back, Ford drivers were also eighth and tenth fastest, with those laps coming from Greg Biffle and Brad Keselowski. In total, Ford drivers made up five of the top ten spots on the practice chart.

Up next for the Sprint Cup Series is knockout qualifying at 4:40pm ET.

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