Rain cancels Martinsville Cup qualifying
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WSET) - Rain wiped out qualifying Friday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway.
Points leader Kyle Larson will now start on the pole for Sunday's STP 500.
Despite a 3rd place finish in practice, the driver of the 42 car told reporters Martinsville is the track he's the least comfortable with.
Larson trailing only Denny Hamlin and defending STP champ Kyle Busch during practice.
Hamlin and Busch the only two to clock in speeds over 95 miles per hour.
Your top 10 for Sunday's race is based on the points standings, so here's how they'll line up.
STP 500 starting order:
1. Kyle Larson
2. Chase Elliott
3. Martin Truex, Jr.
4. Brad Keselowski
5. Joey Logano
6. Jamie McMurray
7. Ryan Blaney
8. Clint Bowyer
9. Kevin Harvick
10. Kyle Busch
Hamlin, the fastest in practice Friday, says Martinsville is a track that can even the playing field in the blink of an eye.
Denny Hamlin, TOP SPEED IN PRACTICE (95.256 MPH), said "I think the competition, in general, every single race track, has tightened up because of data sharing. The gap between the great drivers and good drivers is smaller than ever. In an in-race situation, as tires wear out, you have to adapt and that's where you can get those little advantages here and there."