Dale Jr. Sits On The Pole For The Coke Zero 400


(WOMR file photo)

With severe weather looming to the West of the race track, and after waiting two hours for the severe weather to pass the track, NASCAR cancelled Sprint Cup qualifying on Saturday for the Daytona International Speedway’s Coke Zero 400.  The NASCAR protocol, when qualifying is cancelled, is to line up the Sprint Cup race by the results of the first practice session.

Threatening weather canceled Saturday afternoon’s Coors Light Pole Qualifying at Daytona International Speedway, handing Dale Earnhardt Jr. the No. 1 starting spot for Sunday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Earnhardt, a three-time winner at the 2.5-mile track, will take the green flag first in Sunday’s Coke Zero 400 (7:45 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM). The starting lineup was determined according to the 2015 NASCAR Rule Book, setting the 43-car field according to speeds recorded in Friday’s opening practice.

Earnhardt led opening Sprint Cup practice Friday with a lap of 202.284 mph in theHendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet. He’ll start first for the first time since winning the pole position at Dover International Speedway in September 2013.

For this, the mid-summer’s night classic, check out how they will line up for the Coke Zero 400.


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