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UPDATE: All on-track activity at Charlotte Motor Speedway has been postponed due to rain. The revised Saturday schedule follows:

9:30: All-Star Practice (FOX Sports 1)
11:00: Sprint Showdown (FOX Sports 1)
12:30: North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (FOX Sports 1)
7:00: All-Star Race qualifying (FOX Sports 1)
9:00: All-Star Race (FOX Sports 1)

There will be no practice session for the Sprint Showdown.

Due to persistent rain at Charlotte Motor Speedway, qualifying for the Sprint Showdown and the Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 has been cancelled.  The fields for both races will be set according to the NASCAR rule book.

The Sprint Showdown field will be set based on owner points, with Chase Elliott starting on the pole and Austin Dillon on the front row.  Ryan Blaney, AJ Allmendinger, and Trevor Bayne will also start in the top 5.  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.,  Kyle Larson, Paul Menard, Danica Patrick, and Greg Biffle round out the top 10.

Because the Truck Series teams practiced on Thursday, William Byron will start on the pole thanks to his top speed in the lone session.  Spencer Gallagher will share the front row with Byron.  Johnny Sauter, Ben Kennedy and Kyle Busch round out the top five, with Tyler Reddick, Daniel Suarez, Daniel Hemric, Matt Tifft and Rico Abreu completing the top 10.

2016 Sprint Showdown Starting Lineup

2016 NC Education Lottery 200 Starting Lineup

About the author

Amy is an 20-year veteran NASCAR writer and a six-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found working on her bi-weekly columns Holding A Pretty Wheel (Tuesdays) and Only Yesterday (Wednesdays). A New Hampshire native whose heart is in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.

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Looks like Charlotte got the Talladega weather. It’s a one day show now. How is Brian going to get two days worth of ticket sales in one day. Looks like a day-night doubleheader with two crowds.

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