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Richmond Cup Qualifying Rained Out, Kevin Harvick Polesitter

Richmond Cup Qualifying Rained Out, Kevin Harvick Polesitter

by April 22, 2016 0 comments

Rain cancelled Friday qualifying for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway, placing Kevin Harvick on the pole for Sunday afternoon’s race.

Harvick’s lap of 20.919 seconds in a shortened morning practice session placed the three-time Richmond winner on the pole by virtue of topping the charts in practice.

Completing the top-10 of the starting grid for Sunday’s 400-lap race are Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch and A.J. Allmendinger.

With 41 teams entered for the race weekend – the most since the season opener at Daytona – one team was sent home following the cancellation of qualifying. Cole Whitt’s No. 98 team was the slowest non-charter team on the first practice speed chart and will thus not race on Sunday.

The Sprint Cup Series will hit the track next on Saturday with two practice sessions, the first being at 8:30 a.m ET.

Starting Lineup for the Toyota Owners 400

  1. 4 – Kevin Harvick
  2. 22 – Joey Logano
  3. 48 – Jimmie Johnson
  4. 19 – Carl Edwards
  5. 11 – Denny Hamlin
  6. 2 – Brad Keselowski
  7. 41 – Kurt Busch
  8. 5 – Kasey Kahne
  9. 18 – Kyle Busch
  10. 47 – A.J. Allmendinger
  11. 3 – Austin Dillon
  12. 17 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  13. 20 – Matt Kenseth
  14. 31 – Ryan Newman
  15. 42 – Kyle Larson
  16. 88 – Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  17. 6 – Trevor Bayne
  18. 14 – Tony Stewart
  19. 16 – Greg Biffle
  20. 44 – Brian Scott#
  21. 10 – Danica Patrick
  22. 78 – Martin Truex Jr.
  23. 24 – Chase Elliott#
  24. 43 – Aric Almirola
  25. 13 – Casey Mears
  26. 27 – Paul Menard
  27. 1 – Jamie McMurray
  28. 38 – Landon Cassill
  29. 21 – Ryan Blaney#
  30. 23 – David Ragan
  31. 30 – Josh Wise
  32. 95 – Michael McDowell
  33. 34 – Chris Buescher#
  34. 7 – Regan Smith
  35. 55 – Reed Sorenson
  36. 83 – Matt DiBenedetto
  37. 93 – Ryan Ellis(i)
  38. 32 – Jeffrey Earnhardt#
  39. 15 – Clint Bowyer
  40. 46 – Michael Annett

DNQ: Cole Whitt

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

Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/NASCAR via Getty Images

Kyle Pokrefky
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