Qualifying for STP 500 Canceled Due to Inclement Weather

Like last year, rain hit Martinsville
Like last year, rain hit Martinsville

Qualifying for Sunday’s STP 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Martinsville Speedway has been canceled due to inclement weather.

The starting grid has been set per the provisions in the NASCAR rulebook. Starting positions are based on the current Owner’s points.

There will be 18 Camaro ZL1 drivers competing in Sunday’s 500-mile race. Kyle Larson will lead the way for Team Chevy starting in seventh in the No. 42 Credit One Bank Camaro ZL1.

Daytona 500 champion, Austin Dillon, No. 3 American Ethanol Camaro ZL1 will start 12th and 2012 Martinsville Speedway winner, Ryan Newman, No. 31 eBay Motors Camaro ZL1 will start 14th rounding out the Top 15 for Team Chevy.

Rain/Snow started as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event began and the forecast does not show any window throughout the remainder of the day.

Martin Truex, Jr. (Toyota) will lead the field to green, Kyle Busch (Toyota) will start second, Joey Logano (Ford) will take the green from the third starting spot, followed by Brad Keselowski (Ford) in fourth and Ryan Blaney (Ford) will start fifth to round out the top five.

The STP 500 is scheduled to begin on Sunday, March 24th at 2 p.m., ET and will be aired live on FoxSports1, MRN and Sirius NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

Starting Lineup

Pos No. Driver Sponsor Comment
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. 5-hour ENERGY/Bass Pro Shops Toyota Charter Team – 2018
2 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Caramel Toyota Charter Team – 2018
3 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford Charter Team – 2018
4 2 Brad Keselowski Reese/DrawTite Ford Charter Team – 2018
5 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Libman Ford Charter Team – 2018
6 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota Charter Team – 2018
7 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank/DC Solar Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
8 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Ford Charter Team – 2018
9 14 Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Demo Day Ford Charter Team – 2018
10 10 Aric Almirola Mobil 1 Ford Charter Team – 2018
11 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford Charter Team – 2018
12 3 Austin Dillon American Ethanol Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
13 20 Erik Jones Circle K Toyota Charter Team – 2018
14 31 Ryan Newman eBay Motors Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
15 21 Paul Menard Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Charter Team – 2018
16 88 Alex Bowman Nationwide Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford Charter Team – 2018
18 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's for Pros Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
19 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. # STP Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
20 24 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
21 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
22 37 Chris Buescher Bush's Beans Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
23 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota Charter Team – 2018
24 34 Michael McDowell A&W All American Food Ford Charter Team – 2018
25 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
26 1 Jamie McMurray First Data Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
27 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford Charter Team – 2018
28 38 David Ragan MDS Transport Ford Charter Team – 2018
29 95 Kasey Kahne WRL General Contractors Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
30 51 Harrison Rhodes Custom Aircraft Cabinets Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
31 32 Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am/Wholey Ford Charter Team – 2018
32 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
33 15 Ross Chastain(i) ChampionMachinery.com Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
34 23 Gray Gaulding Earthwater Toyota Charter Team – 2018
35 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
36 00 Landon Cassill USFRA.org/StarCom Fiber Chevrolet Charter Team – 2018
37 96 * DJ Kennington Gordon Brothers Toyota Open Team – 2018 Owner
38 55 * JJ Yeley(i) Adirondack Tree Surgeons Chevrolet Open Team – 2018 Owner

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

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