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All-Star Qualifying Postponed Due to Rain

The All-Star Race heat qualifying and Pit Crew Challenge has been postponed to Saturday, May 18 at 11:40 a.m. ET, after persistent rain kept the cars off track.

It will follow the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series qualifying, which begins at 10:35 a.m. ET.

Rain also forced the cancellation of the All-Star Open qualifying. As a result, the field was set by the rulebook, putting Ty Gibbs on the pole for that race.

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Ty Gibbs Awarded All-Star Open Pole After Rainout

In the practice session, Gibbs led all cars with a single lap speed of 124.001 mph. Kevin Harvick, who practiced in place of Kyle Larson, posted the 25th-fastest lap.

Ryan Blaney had the quickest 10-lap average during the session.

Qualifying for the All-Star heat races is set to begin at 11:40 a.m. ET and airs on FOX Sports 1.

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Joy Tomlinson

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised watching motorsports and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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