BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Mark Martin earned his fourth Sprint Cup pole of the season Friday, finishing first in qualifying for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Martin, 53, was timed in 199.706 mph for the first of his two qualifying laps. He has yet to win on the circuit this season, during which he has driven a limited schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing.
This will be Martin's 15th race of the year.
It was the 55th pole of Martin's career, which places him in a tie with Bill Elliott for seventh on the all-time list.