Daytona Beach, Fla., is forecasted to receive heavy rain Friday (Aug. 26) afternoon, and with that, NASCAR Cup Series qualifying for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway has been rained out.
With the field set by metric qualifying, Watkins Glen International winner Kyle Larson will lead the field to green Saturday (Aug. 27) night.
He will be joined on the front row by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott, who clinched the regular season championship last weekend.
Christopher Bell will start fifth as the highest-qualifying Toyota.
The Coke Zero Sugar 400 will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. ET, with TV coverage provided by NBC.
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