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Rain Washes Out Dover Qualifying; Harvick On Pole

| , RacinToday.com Friday, May 13 2016

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Rain wiped out Friday’s Sprint Cup Series qualifying session at Dover.

As a result, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the front of the field at the Monster Mile on Sunday (1 p.m. ET on FS1).

Harvick won the pole and Earnhardt P2 as the field for the race was set by practice speeds on Friday.

“I think (the weather) definitely changes the approach,” said Harvick, who picked up his only Dover victory in last year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the one-mile concrete track. “That’s what the forecast looked like all week, and we just decided to come in qualifying trim.

“(Crew chief) Rodney (Childers) and those guys made that decision pretty early – I’d say about midweek – to practice that way.”

Harvick posted a lap at 165.147 mph while Earnhardt ran a lap at 164.707 mph.

“It was really hooked up for that lap we had,” Earnhardt said. “And I think we were ahead of Kevin on the Dartfish (a lap-tracking computer program) going into (Turn) 3. I pushed up off of 4 really bad and had to lift on that exit, but the car was really, really good.

“I just didn’t drive 3 and 4 exactly right.”

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – AAA 400 Drive for Autism

Dover International Speedway

Dover, Delaware

Friday, May 13, 2016

  1. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 165.145 mph.
  2. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 164.707 mph.
  3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, Charter Team – 164.489 mph.
  4. (19) Carl Edwards, Toyota, Charter Team – 164.144 mph.
  5. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, Charter Team – 163.815 mph.
  6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, Charter Team – 163.741 mph.
  7. (78) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, Charter Team – 163.681 mph.
  8. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 163.666 mph.
  9. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 163.607 mph.
  10. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, Charter Team – 163.451 mph.
  11. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 163.406 mph.
  12. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 163.021 mph.
  13. (24) Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 162.925 mph.
  14. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, Charter Team – 162.881 mph.
  15. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, Charter Team – 162.462 mph.
  16. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, Charter Team – 162.316 mph.
  17. (44) Brian Scott #, Ford, Charter Team – 162.286 mph.
  18. (21) * Ryan Blaney #, Ford, Open Team – 162.228 mph.
  19. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 162.199 mph.
  20. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 161.645 mph.
  21. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 161.609 mph.
  22. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, Charter Team – 161.478 mph.
  23. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 161.413 mph.
  24. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 161.276 mph.
  25. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, Charter Team – 161.182 mph.
  26. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 161.009 mph.
  27. (23) David Ragan, Toyota, Charter Team – 160.271 mph.
  28. (95) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 160.157 mph.
  29. (83) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, Charter Team – 159.794 mph.
  30. (34) Chris Buescher #, Ford, Charter Team – 159.759 mph.
  31. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 159.398 mph.
  32. (15) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 159.341 mph.
  33. (7) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 159.222 mph.
  34. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 158.388 mph.
  35. (38) Landon Cassill, Ford, Charter Team – 157.992 mph.
  36. (98) * Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, Open Team – 154.110 mph.
  37. (46) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, Charter Team – 153.767 mph.
  38. (55) * Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, Open Team – 153.146 mph.
  39. (32) Jeffrey Earnhardt #, Ford, Charter Team – 152.879 mph.
  40. (30) * Josh Wise, Chevrolet, Open Team – 151.471 mph.

 

| , RacinToday.com Friday, May 13 2016
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