Rain hands Larson pole in Kentucky

Kyle Larson on pole

Sprint Cup Series cars were able to get back on the track at Kentucky Speedway in a revised second practice on Friday, but the results were largely the same as the first session, as Kyle Larson topped the charts and Brad Keselowski followed.

Larson paced the second session with a best speed of 178.412 mph, with defending race-winner Keselowski just off his pace at 178.124 mph. Keselowski's Team Penske teammate Joey Logano nearly matched the 2012 champ at 178.042 mph, good for third. Denny Hamlin (177.626 mph) and Kurt Busch (177.357 mph) rounded out the top five.

Austin Dillon doesn't appear to be suffering any ill effects from the hard wreck he endured at Daytona early Monday morning, as he placed sixth in the session at 177.352 mph.

Matt Kenseth landed his No. 20 Toyota in the grass after spinning with five minutes remaining in the session.

Qualifying was canceled, so Larson will start Saturday’s Quaker State 400 (7:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network, PRN, SiriusXM) on the pole position alongside Keselowski.

Lineup based on practice speeds

Pos. Car # Driver Manufacturer Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Target 178.412 30.267 Leader
2 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 178.124 30.316 0.049
3 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil / AutoTrader 178.042 30.33 0.063
4 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office 177.626 30.401 0.134
5 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Haas Automation 177.357 30.447 0.18
6 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet Dow – Styrofoam 177.352 30.448 0.181
7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's Crispy 177.183 30.477 0.21
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Nationwide 177.02 30.505 0.238
9 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet LOWE'S PRO SERVICES 176.898 30.526 0.259
10 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General 176.869 30.531 0.264
11 9 Sam Hornish Jr Ford Advanced Auto Speed Perks 176.84 30.536 0.269
12 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet AARP MEMBER ADVANTAGES 176.835 30.537 0.27
13 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy 176.806 30.542 0.275
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Fifth Third Bank Ford Fusion 176.754 30.551 0.284
15 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser / Jimmy John's 176.678 30.564 0.297
16 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Quaker State / Menards 176.505 30.594 0.327
17 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Furniture Row/Visser Precision 176.488 30.597 0.33
18 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet Kroger/Scott Products 176.171 30.652 0.385
19 19 Carl Edwards Toyota COMCAST MINIONS 176.137 30.658 0.391
20 16 Greg Biffle Ford Ortho Ford Fusion 175.965 30.688 0.421
21 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet CESSNA 175.816 30.714 0.447
22 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet LiftMaster 175.798 30.717 0.45
23 6 Trevor Bayne Ford Advocare Ford Fusion 175.735 30.728 0.461
24 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS 175.695 30.735 0.468
25 55 David Ragan Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 175.667 30.74 0.473
26 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Fraternal Order of Eagles 175.558 30.759 0.492
27 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Caterpillar 175.421 30.783 0.516
28 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Rush Truck Centers 175.365 30.793 0.526
29 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield 175.205 30.821 0.554
30 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota Hughes General Contractors/Casey's 174.921 30.871 0.604
31 7 Alex Bowman Chevrolet Advance Auto Parts / Quaker State Chevrolet 174.746 30.902 0.635
32 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet CRC Brakleen 174.537 30.939 0.672
33 38 David Gilliland Ford Love's Travel Stops 174.188 31.001 0.734
34 26 Jeb Burton Toyota Maxim Fantasy Sports 173.93 31.047 0.78
35 46 Michael Annett Chevrolet Pilot Flying J 173.511 31.122 0.855
36 35 Cole Whitt Ford Kentucky Fried Chicken 173.505 31.123 0.856
37 98 Josh Wise Ford TBA 173.438 31.135 0.868
38 34 Brett Moffitt Ford Dockside Logistics 172.629 31.281 1.014
39 23 J.J. Yeley Toyota TraqGear-Coolshirt 172.309 31.339 1.072
40 83 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota Anest Iwata 171.843 31.424 1.157
41 62 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet TBA 171.086 31.563 1.296
42 32 Will Kimmel III Ford CorvetteParts.net 170.886 31.6 1.333
43 33 Alex Kennedy Chevrolet TBA 169.359 31.885 1.618

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