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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]
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and team owner Tony Stewart celebrate winning in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Hertz Ford, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, and Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #54 ToyotaCare Toyota, burn out as Crafton celebrates winning the series championship and Wallace celebrates winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship in Victory Lane with the trophy, NASCAR President Mike Helton and sportscaster Krista Voda during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the series championship and placing ninth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, and his daughter Elladee take part in pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Matt Crafton drives the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 13, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota, climbs into his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody`s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 24, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, climbs out of his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 7, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, talks to his crew chief, Paul Wolfe, after failing to advance to the championship round of the Chase for the Spring Cup after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/ Getty Images)

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