Rain cancels Gander Outdoors 400 qualifying; Kyle Busch on pole

Drivers stand in the rain during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400
Drivers stand in the rain during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400
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Kyle Busch will lead the Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway field to green after qualification was canceled for rain. The starting lineup will be set by owner points.

Kevin Harvick will start to his outside.

The remainder of the playoff contenders will line up on the next five rows. Martin Truex Jr. starts third. Brad Keselowski is fourth. Clint Bowyer completes the top five.

“I thought we had a decent car in practice," Busch said. “The way it felt, it felt good. It didn’t show the speeds on the speed charts. As the practice went on and guys were making their second and third runs, they were coming back to us in lap times. Our car was really consistent over the runs and we were running the same lap times. Other guys started really fast and they were coming to us a little bit.

“Certainly better for us to not have to go out there and bust a fast lap. Speeds were way high here this morning. With the cooler temperatures, it seemed like it was going to be way fast. Excited to have the number one spot going into Sunday. Great opportunity to start the Round of 12 and get rocking."

Lineup

Pos No. Driver Team Reason
1 18 Kyle Busch (P) Interstate Batteries Toyota Charter Team Owner
2 4 Kevin Harvick (P) Busch Outdoors Ford Charter Team Owner
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. (P) 5-hour ENERGY/Bass Pro Shops Toyota Charter Team Owner
4 2 Brad Keselowski (P) Wurth Ford Charter Team Owner
5 14 Clint Bowyer (P) Haas VF1/Rush Truck Centers Ford Charter Team Owner
6 22 Joey Logano (P) Shell Pennzoil Ford Charter Team Owner
7 41 Kurt Busch (P) Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford Charter Team Owner
8 12 Ryan Blaney (P) PPG Ford Charter Team Owner
9 9 Chase Elliott (P) NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
10 42 Kyle Larson (P) Credit One Bank Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
11 10 Aric Almirola (P) Smithfield Ford Charter Team Owner
12 88 Alex Bowman (P) Axalta Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
13 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's for Pros Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
14 3 Austin Dillon AAA Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
15 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota Charter Team Owner
16 20 Erik Jones Craftsman Toyota Charter Team Owner
17 31 Ryan Newman Waste Masters Solutions/22 in 22 Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
18 21 Paul Menard Menards/Tarkett Ford Charter Team Owner
19 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota Charter Team Owner
20 1 Jamie McMurray GEARWRENCH Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford Charter Team Owner
22 24 William Byron # Hendrick Autoguard Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
23 37 Chris Buescher Scott Products Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
24 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
25 95 Regan Smith Dumont JETS Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
26 38 David Ragan MDS Transport Ford Charter Team Owner
27 34 Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops Ford Charter Team Owner
28 6 Matt Kenseth Wyndham Rewards Ford Charter Team Owner
29 43 Bubba Wallace # World Wide Technology Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
30 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
31 32 Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am/Wholey Ford Charter Team Owner
32 15 Ross Chastain(i) Use Your Melon Drive Sober Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
33 72 Corey LaJoie Factor One Source Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
34 00 Landon Cassill(i) StarCom Fiber Chevrolet Charter Team Owner
35 23 JJ Yeley(i) Toyota Charter Team Owner
36 51 BJ McLeod(i) Jacob Companies Ford Charter Team Owner
37 96 Jeffrey Earnhardt Xtreme Concepts/iK9 Toyota Open Team Owner Points
38 66 Timmy Hill(i) Ternio Toyota Open Team Owner Points
39 52 Harrison Rhodes The Medicine Shoppe Chevrolet Open Team Owner Points

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