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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]
Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Gene Haas (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Gene Haas (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, lead the field past the green flag after the initial caution ended during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, pits his car damaged by a jet dryer early in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, lead the field past the green flag after the initial caution ended during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
The Air-Titan runs on track prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, drives in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 5, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 5, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #17 Ford EcoBoost Ford, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 5, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet, leads Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 GameStop Toyota, at the start of the NASCAR Nationwide Series O`Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 4, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Ideal Doors / Menards Toyota, poses in Victory Lane with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Ideal Doors / Menards Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
Gray Gaulding, driver of the #20 Gemini Southern / Krispy Kreme Chevrolet, is involved in an on track incident with Brandon Jones, driver of the #33 EXIDE Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #54 Toyota No. 1 For Everyone Sales Event Toyota, leads the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, races Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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