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Kyle Larson Awarded Pole at Daytona After Qualifying Rained Out

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.

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Joey Logano finished third last weekend and will start third tomorrow, while Daniel Suarez begins beside him in fourth.

Christopher Bell will start fifth as the highest-qualifying Toyota.

Tyler Reddick, Kevin Harvick, Chris Buescher, Michael McDowell and Alex Bowman round out the top 10.

Coke Zero Sugar 400 Lineup

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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Looking good for NA$CAR and Bubba.

Bill B

This should be great. No practice. No qualifying. That should add to the crapshootiness of the whole affair.


Now they get a reason for a “competition caution” too so the networks have another TV time out.


Blaney wins…
Wallace second…
Blaney fails post inspection and is disqualified…
Wallace gifted win…
Marty is in too!

Too obvious? Not for the brain trust!

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