NASCAR qualifying washed out at Pocono

Cars were kept under covers on Friday in Pocono

Cars were kept under covers on Friday in Pocono

Consistent rain has washed out all of the Friday track time, including qualifying, for the Party in the Poconos 400.

This means the grid for Sunday’s race at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway will be set by owner’s points with series leader Jimmie Johnson joined by Carl Edwards on the front row.

“There are a lot of good benefits from starting on the pole, from track position to pit road picks,” Johnson said.

“We’ll take it. The great season that we’ve had so far and the quick start, it’s nice to have that. It’s one of the benefits (as points leader) when things rain out. So we certainly earned this first starting spot, and we’ll try to take advantage of it on Sunday.”

Two practice sessions for the Sprint Cup are scheduled for 10am and 11:40am local time on Saturday, when forecasts look a lot brighter.

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose will start 26th.

 LINE-UP: Party in the Poconos 400

POS 

Driver

Car #

Make

Sponsor

1

Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools

2

Carl Edwards 99 Ford Kellogg’s / Cheez-it

3

Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota RK Motors Charlotte

4

Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota The Home Depot / Husky

5

Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet Rheem

6

Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet National Guard

7

Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet Hendrickcars.com

8

Kyle Busch 18 Toyota M&M’s

9

Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet Quaker State / Menards

10

Brad Keselowski 2 Ford Miller Lite

11

Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet Axalta Coating Systems

12

Aric Almirola 43 Ford Smithfield

13

Greg Biffle 16 Ford 3M

14

Mark Martin 55 Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine

15

Martin Truex Jr 56 Toyota NAPA Auto Parts

16

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 Ford Valvoline

17

Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota FedEx Ground

18

AJ Allmendinger 51 Chevrolet Phoenix Construction

19

Tony Stewart 14 Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops

20

Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing-Serta

21

Joey Logano 22 Ford Shell-Pennzoil

22

Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet Banana Boat

23

Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet Haas Automation

24

Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet TBA

25

Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet Target

26

Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford DeWalt

27

Casey Mears 13 Ford GEICO

28

David Ragan 34 Ford TBA

29

Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota Clorox

30

Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet GoDaddy.com

31

David Gilliland 38 Ford Long John Silver’s

32

Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet TBA

33

David Stremme 30 Toyota Lean 1 / Swan Energy

34

David Reutimann 83 Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper

35

J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet TBA

36

Josh Wise 35 Ford MDS Transport

37

Landon Cassill 33 Chevrolet Little JoesAutos.com

38

Timmy Hill 32 Ford OXY Water

39

Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper

40

Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota TBA

41

Michael McDowell 98 Ford Phil Parsons Racing

42

Jason Leffler 19 Chevrolet Plinker Tactical

43

Scott Riggs 44 Ford Brabble

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