SPARTA, Ky. (AP) -- Kyle Busch will be on the pole for the
inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway, grabbing the top spot after rain washed out qualifying and the starting order
was based on practice times.
Juan Pablo Montoya will start second in Saturday night's
400-mile race and Kurt Busch will be third.
Nearly half of the 48 cars attempting to make the 43-car field
got in a qualifying run before a thunderstorm resulted in
qualifying to be based on the best laps during Friday's practice
The storm kept Kentucky native Michael Waltrip from making the
field. He was fourth fastest of the 22 cars that went through
qualifying, but those numbers were wiped out and he will miss the
race because his top practice speed wasn't among the 43 fastest.
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