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Cup - Martinsville - Starting grid

Rain caused the cancellation of Friday practice and Saturday morning qualifying for the Sprint Cup drivers at Martinsville, forcing the starting grid to be set by owner points.
Rain proved a problem from early on Friday at Martinsville Speedway, leading to the loss of the Friday morning practice session and then most of the afternoon track activities.

Rain persisted into Saturday, leading to the washout of Cup qualifying as well. With no Friday practice running order to fall back on, the starting grid for Sunday's Tums Fast Relief 500 was set by car owner points instead.

That puts Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth on the front row of the grid ahead of Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart, with all 12 Chase contenders on the front six rows.

As they were unable to make a qualifying run, Dennis Setzer and Derrike Cope did not make the 43-car starting grid.

Starting grid

1. #99 Carl Edwards Ford
2. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford
3. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge
4. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet
5. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
6. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota
7. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet
8. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge
9. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet
10. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet
11. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota
12. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet
13. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet
14. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota
15. #16 Greg Biffle Ford
16. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford
17. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford
18. #6 David Ragan Ford
19. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet
20. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet
21. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet
22. #20 Joey Logano Toyota
23. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet
24. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota
25. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota
26. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet
27. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet
28. #00 David Reutimann Toyota
29. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota
30. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet
31. #34 David Gilliland Ford
32. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet
33. #13 Casey Mears Toyota
34. #32 Ken Schrader Ford
35. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford
36. #71 Hermie Sadler Ford
37. #7 Reed Sorenson Dodge
38. #37 Mike Skinner Ford
39. #46 Scott Speed Ford
40. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota
42. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet
43. #55 J.J. Yeley Ford

Did Not Qualify

44. #192 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet
45. #175 Derrike Cope Dodge



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The #99 Roush Fenway Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team rolls the Aflac Ford back into the garage on Saturday after Coors Light Pole Qualifying was rained out at Martinsville Speedway. Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Carl Edwards will start first in the car on Sunday with the field set by the rule book. [Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR]
Safety workers stand in the garage area during today`s rain delay for practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 28 in Martinsville, Va. [Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR]
Crew members stand by the #83 Red Bull Toyota, driven by Brian Vickers, as rain falls waiting out a rain delayed practice which was cancelled for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 28, 2011 in Martinsville, Va. [Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR]
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A detail view of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series logo as rain falls prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 25, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
People walk on pit road as rain falls prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 25, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS, finishes in sixth place and Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet SS, finishes in third place Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Wix Chevrolet SS, finishes in fifth place and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet SS, finishes in seventh place Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet SS, finishes in third place Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS, finishes in second place Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing) and David Ragan (Joe Gibbs Racing) spin out during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Comcast Business Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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