NASCAR: Rain washes out Fontana Cup Qualifying

Inclement weather has adjusted the schedule for on-track action at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday.

Rain lingered over the 2-mile speedway in Fontana, California, canceling NASCAR Xfinity Series practice and qualifying for Saturday afternoon’s Production Alliance Group 300 scheduled for 5 p.m. ET (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). However, Saturday’s Production Alliance Group 300 remains on schedule.

Per the NASCAR Rule Book, the starting lineup for the Xfinity race will be set by performance metrics based on last week’s season opener at Daytona, a formula that factors driver’s fastest lap time position (15%), driver’s final race position (25%), owner’s final race position (25%) and owner’s points position (35%). With 40 cars entered, two cars will head home following the qualifying cancelation due to the series’ 38-car maximum.

Additionally, Saturday’s Cup Series practice and qualifying sessions for Sunday’s Pala Casino 400  were also canceled. The starting lineup will be set using the same metric formula used to set the Xfinity grid. All 36 teams entered will race Sunday.

Pala Casino 400 Cup Race Lineup

1 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
2 Ricky Stenhouse Jr JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
3 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
4 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
5 Chris Buescher RFK Racing Ford
6 AJ Allmendinger Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
7 Daniel Suarez TrackHouse Racing Chevrolet
8 Ross Chastain TrackHouse Racing Chevrolet
9 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford
10 Kevin Harvick Stewart Haas Racing Ford
11 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Ford
12 Corey LaJoie Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
13 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
14 Martin Truex Jr Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
15 Kyle Larson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Brad Keselowski RFK Racing Ford
17 Aric Almirola Stewart Haas Racing Ford
18 Bubba Wallace 23XI Racing Toyota
19 Austin Cindric Team Penske Ford
20 Noah Gragson Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet
21 Kyle Busch Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
22 JJ Yeley Rick Ware Racing Ford
23 Ty Gibbs Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
24 Harrison Burton Wood Brothers Racing Ford
25 Todd Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford
26 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford
27 Ryan Preece Stewart Haas Racing Ford
28 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
29 Justin Haley Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
30 BJ McLeod Live Fast Motorsports Chevrolet
31 Chase Briscoe Stewart Haas Racing Ford
32 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
33 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
34 Erik Jones Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet
35 Tyler Reddick 23XI Racing Toyota
36 Ty Dillon Spire Motorsports Chevrolet