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Rain falls prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR

Rain washes out Sprint Cup Series qualifying, Carl Edwards on pole

Qualifying for the TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway was cancelled Saturday morning as it continued to rain at the track.

NASCAR will try to hold practice later this morning if the rain can subside and the track can be dried. The starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s race was set based on owner points, putting Chase leader Carl Edwards on the pole beside his Roush-Fenway Racing teammate, Matt Kenseth. The Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers will all start in the top 12.

Most of the laps made around the track Friday were by jet driers trying to dry the surface. One truck series session was all that took place.

Rain also washed out all of the practices on Friday, where at the track the jet dries led the most laps.

NASCAR has rescheduled Cup practice for 9:15 a.m., followed by Camping World Truck Series qualifying at 10:40 a.m. with another practice is scheduled for Noon-1:25 p.m., weather permitting, followed by the truck race at 2 p.m.

The Cup race is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Starting Lineup:

1. Carl Edwards
2. Matt Kenseth
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Tony Stewart
5. Kevin Harvick
6. Kyle Busch
7. Jimmie Johnson
8. Kurt Busch
9. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
10. Jeff Gordon
11. Denny Hamlin
12. Ryan Newman
13. Clint Bowyer
14. Kasey Kahne
15. Greg Biffle
16. AJ Allmendinger
17. Marcos Ambrose
18. David Ragan
19. Mark Martin
20. Juan Pablo Montoya
21. Paul Menard
22. Joey Logano
23. Jeff Burton
24. Martin Truex, Jr.
25. Brian Vickers
26. Regan Smith
27. Jamie McMurray
28. David Reutimann
29. Bobby Labonte
30. Landon Cassill
31. David Gililland
32. Dave Blaney
33. Casey Mears
34. Ken Schrader
35. Travis Kvapil
36. Hermie Sadler
37. Reed SorensoN
38. Mike Skinner
39. Scott Speed
40. Michael McDowell
41. Joe Nemechek
42. David Stremme
43. JJ Yeley

DNQ:
#92  Dennis Setzer
#75  Derrike Cope

Fans can catch the TUMS Fast Relief 500 from Martinsville Speedway on Sunday afternoon starting with the NASCAR Countdown on ESPN at 1pm EST. Carl Edwards will be the ESPN In-Race reporter this weekend.

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