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03/26/10
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Rain washes out Cup qualifying, grid set on points
Without turning a single qualifying lap Kevin Harvick captured the pole for two races at Martinsville Speedway Friday afternoon.

Persistent rain showers washed out time trials for both the Kroger 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race and the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500. Harvick was awarded the pole for both events by virtue of NASCAR’S points system.

“Obviously this is the place where if you’re going to have that happen (qualifying washed out) and start up front, this is the place you want to do it,” said Harvick, who is atop the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points . “But this is a good place to have that happen and I’m looking forward to both races.”

For the first time this season for either series, lineups were set according to the respective series' rulebooks. So Harvick will lead the 43-car field for the Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 to the green flag on Sunday.

After five Cup races, Harvick's No. 29 Richard Childress Racing team has a one-point lead on 2003 Cup champion Matt Kenseth's No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing squad, which will also start on the front row.

Defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson will start third followed by Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart.

Lineup

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR TIME
1 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil N/A
2 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Crown Royal N/A
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's N/A
4 16 Greg Biffle Ford U.S. Census N/A
5 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Old Spice / Office Depot N/A
6 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite N/A
7 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar N/A
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy Sugar Free Lightning / National Guard N/A
9 98 Paul Menard Ford NIBCO / Menards N/A
10 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Snickers N/A
11 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont N/A
12 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet BB&T N/A
13 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac N/A
14 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull N/A
15 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald's N/A
16 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Carquest / GoDaddy.com N/A
17 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot N/A
18 82 Scott Speed Toyota Red Bull N/A
19 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight N/A
20 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts N/A
21 43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford Charter Comm. N/A
22 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target N/A
23 9 Kasey Kahne Ford Budweiser N/A
24 00 David Reutimann Toyota Tums N/A
25 19 Elliott Sadler Ford Stanley N/A
26 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Haas Automation N/A
27 6 David Ragan Ford UPS N/A
28 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies N/A
29 71 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet TaxSlayer.com N/A
30 12 Brad Keselowski Dodge Dodge Motorsports N/A
31 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Little Debbie N/A
32 38 Kevin Conway* Ford Extenze N/A
33 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 N/A
34 34 Travis Kvapil Ford A&W All American Food N/A
35 37 David Gilliland Ford Gander Mountain N/A
36 26 David Stremme Ford Air National Guard N/A
37 09 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Phoenix Racing N/A
38 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Warner Music Nashville / Blake Shelton N/A
39 36 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Wave Energy Drink N/A
40 13 Max Papis Toyota GEICO N/A
41 55 Michael McDowell Toyota Prism Motorsports N/A
42 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports N/A
43 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota FrontRowJoe.com N/A
44 190 Casey Mears Chevrolet Keyed-Up Motorsports -
45 46 Terry Cook* Dodge Whitney Motorsports -
46 135 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing -

+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie
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