Saturday, July 3, 2010

Harvick on pole after Coke Zero 400 qualifying rained out

Sprint Cup points leader Kevin Harvick will start from the pole position in Saturday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway after qualifying was canceled due to rain.

Twelve cars had made their qualifying runs when Mother Nature interrupted Friday's session. Those runs were disallowed and the field was set according to the NASCAR rulebook, with the top 35 cars placed in order of owner points.

Jimmie Johnson will start on the outside pole. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Jeff Gordon round out the top five.

Steve Park will make his first start in the Sprint Cup Series in nearly seven years. Park will be in the No. 36 car for Tommy Baldwin Racing and will start 39th.

The Coke Zero 400 will be broadcast live Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT. Green flag is scheduled for7:49 p.m. ET.

Starting lineup:

1. Kevin Harvick   
2. Jimmie Johnson   
3. Kyle Busch   
4. Denny Hamlin   
5. Jeff Gordon   
6.  Kurt Busch   
7. Matt Kenseth   
8.  Jeff Burton   
9.  Tony Stewart   
10.  Greg Biffle   
11.  Mark Martin   
12.  Carl Edwards   
13.  Dale Earnhardt Jr.   
14.  Ryan Newman   
15. Clint Bowyer   
16. Joey Logano   
17. Jamie McMurray   
18. Martin Truex Jr.   
19. David Reutimann   
20. Kasey Kahne   
21. A.J. Allmendinger   
22. Juan Montoya   
23. Paul Menard   
24. Reed Sorenson   
25. David Ragan   
26. Brad Keselowski   
27. Scott Speed   
28. Marcos Ambrose
29. Elliott Sadler
30. Sam Hornish Jr.   
31. Regan Smith   
32. Robby Gordon   
33. Kevin Conway
34. Robert Richardson Jr.   
35. Mike Bliss   
36. David Stremme   
37. Bobby Labonte       
38. Travis Kvapil
39. Steve Park
40. Max Papis
41. J.J. Yeley
42. Joe Nemechek
43. Dave Blaney

Did Not Qualify:
Michael McDowell
Todd Bodine

Photo: (Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR) Carl Edwards covers up from the rain during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, which was canceled, Friday at Daytona. Edwards will start 12th in Saturday's race.


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