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When it Rains, it Pours: Cup/XFINITY Qualifying Rained Out

When it Rains, it Pours: Cup/XFINITY Qualifying Rained Out

by July 10, 2015 0 comments

SPARTA, Ky. — With Mother Nature deciding to wreak some more havoc on the Sprint Cup and XFINITY garages this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, NASCAR has cancelled qualifying for both series’s respective races this weekend.

As a result of qualifying being rained out, both races will set their starting lineups by first practice speeds.

As so, Kyle Larson will start from the pole for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 while J.J. Yeley will lead the field to the green flag in tonight’s Kentucky 300.

Rounding out the top-10 of the starting lineup for tomorrow’s Sprint Cup event will be Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Jamie McMurray, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Starting in the top-10 behind Yeley in tonight’s XFINITY race are Ty Dillon, Brendan Gaughan, Keselowski, Paul Menard, Busch, Erik Jones, Darrell Wallace Jr., Brian Scott and Daniel Suarez.

With the Sprint Cup and XFINITY events for the weekend having 46 and 40 drivers entered for each respective race, three drivers for the Cup race were cut from the field while no drivers were cut from tonight’s XFINITY field.

Due to not making enough race attempts this year, Ryan Blaney, Travis Kvapil and Michael McDowell will be left off of the starting grid for tomorrow night’s Quaker State 400.

Top-10 Starters for the Quaker State 400

  1. 42 – Kyle Larson – Chevrolet – Chip Ganassi Racing
  2. 2 – Brad Keselowski – Ford – Team Penske
  3. 24 – Jeff Gordon – Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports
  4. 22 – Joey Logano – Ford – Team Penske
  5. 78 – Martin Truex Jr. – Chevrolet – Furniture Row Racing
  6. 48 – Jimmie Johnson – Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports
  7. 1 – Jamie McMurray – Chevrolet – Chip Ganassi Racing
  8. 11 – Denny Hamlin – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing
  9. 18 – Kyle Busch – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing
  10. 88 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports

Top-10 Starters for the Kentucky 300

  1. 28 – J.J. Yeley – Toyota – JGL Racing
  2. 3 – Ty Dillon – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing
  3. 62 – Brendan Gaughan – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing
  4. 22 – Brad Keselowski(i) – Ford – Team Penske
  5. 33 – Paul Menard(i) – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing
  6. 54 – Kyle Busch(i) – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing
  7. 20 – Erik Jones(i) – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing
  8. 6 – Darrell Wallace Jr.# – Ford – Roush Fenway Racing
  9. 2 – Brian Scott – Chevrolet – Richard Childress Racing
  10. 18 – Daniel Suarez# – Toyota – Joe Gibbs Racing

# = Rookie, (i) = Ineligible for NASCAR XFINITY Series points.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images

 

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