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Qualifying times: Mountain Dew Southern 500.


Rain washed out qualifying for the penultimate round of the NASCAR Nextel Cup at Darlington on Friday, so the field for Sunday's Mountain Dew Southern 500 will line up in the order of owners championship points. This puts the 10 Chase for the Cup contenders together at the sharp end of the field with Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon on the front row.

The race starts around 1.30pm Eastern Time on Sunday, 6.30pm in the UK. Check back to Crash.net for the full story.

Qualifying times; Mountain Dew Southern 500, Darlington Raceway, South Carolina, 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series round 35 of 36.

1. Kurt Busch #97 Smirnoff Ice/Sharpie FordRoush Racing
2. Jeff Gordon #24 DuPont Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. #8 Budweiser Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt Incorporated
4. Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe's Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
5. Mark Martin # 6 Viagra Ford Roush Racing
6. Tony Stewart #20 Home Depot Chevrolet Joe Gibbs Racing
7. Ryan Newman #12 Mobil 1/ALLTEL Dodge Penske Racing
8. Elliott Sadler #38 M&M's Ford Robert Yates Racing
9. Matt Kenseth #17 DeWalt Power Tools Ford Roush Racing
10. Jeremy Mayfield #19 Dodge Dealers/UAW DodgeEvernham Motorsports
11. Jamie McMurray #42 Texaco Havoline Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing
12. Dale Jarrett #88 UPS Ford Robert Yates Racing13. Kasey Kahne *#9 Dodge Dealers/UAW DodgeEvernham Motorsports
14. Kevin Harvick #29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
15. Bobby Labonte #18 Interstate Batteries Chevrolet Joe Gibbs Racing
16. Rusty Wallace #2 Miller Lite Dodge Penske Racing
17. Michael Waltrip #15 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt Incorporated
18. Joe Nemechek #01 USG Sheetrock Chevrolet MB2 Motorsports
19. Greg Biffle #16 National Guard/Subway FordRoush Racing
20. Sterling Marlin #40 Coors Light Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing
21. Jeff Burton # 30 America Online Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
22. Casey Mears #41 Target DodgeChip Ganassi Racing
23. Robby Gordon #31 Cingular Wireless Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
24. Carl Edwards #99 World Financial Group Ford Roush Racing
25. Terry Labonte #5 Kellogg's ChevroletHendrick Motorsports
26. Ricky Rudd #21 Motorcraft/US Air Force FordWood Brothers Racing
27. Brian Vickers * #25 GMAC Financial Services Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
28. Scott Wimmer * #22 Caterpillar Dodge Bill Davis Racing
29. Brendan Gaughan * #77 Kodak/Jasper Engines DodgePenske/Jasper Racing
30. Mike Bliss # 0 Netzero HiSpeed ChevroletHaas CNC Racing
31. Scott Riggs * #10 Valvoline Chevrolet MBV Motorsports
32. Jeff Green #43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge Petty Enterprises
33. Ken Schrader #49 Schwan's Home Service Dodge BAM Racing
34. Kyle Petty #45 Georgia Pacific/Brawny DodgePetty Enterprises
35. Bobby Hamilton Jr #32 Tide ChevroletPPI Motorsports
36. Kirk Shelmerdine #172 Freddie B's Ford Kirk Shelmerdine
37. Mike Wallace #4 Lucas Oil Products Chevrolet Morgan-McClure Racing
38. Todd Bodine #50 Mesco Building Products Dodge Arnold Racing
39. Randy LaJoie #198 Mach One Inc Ford William Edwards
40. Morgan Shepherd #89 Racing with Jesus/Red Line Oil Dodge Cindy Shepherd
41. Hermie Sadler #02 East Tenn. Trailers/Tom Hammonds Chevy Chevrolet SCORE Motorsports
42. Johnny Sauter #09 Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts Dodge Phoenix Racing
43. Mario Gosselin #280 Commercial Truck & Trailer FordHover Motorsports
Did not qualify
44. Kevin Lepage #137 Carter's Royal Dispos-all Dodge Carter Racing
45. John Andretti #14 VB/APlus at Sunoco FordPPC Motorsports 132.173mph
46. Derrike Cope #194 Racer's Edge Chevrolet David Watson
47. Carl Long #200 Buyers Choice Auto Warranties Chevrolet
48. Travis Kvapil #06 Mobil 1 Dodge Penske Racing

* Rookie of the Year contender.


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Kurt Busch.
Jeff Gordon, four-time Brickyard winner (Photo: GM Media)
No wonder Earnhardt Jr looks happy, victory at Phoenix put him right back in the title race (Photo: GM Media)
(Back Row L-R) Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Kelloggs/Frosted Flakes Ford, Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Catepillar Chevrolet, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Gwaltney Ford, (Front Row L- R) Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Call Before You Dig Ford, AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Bush`s Beans Chevrolet, Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet, and Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, pose with the Sprint Cup Trophy after qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
(Back Row L - R) Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Kelloggs/Frosted Flakes Ford, Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Catepillar Chevrolet, Miss Sprint Cup Madison Martin, Miss Sprint Cup Kim Coon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet, Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Gwaltney Ford, (Front Row L- R) Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Call Before You Dig Ford, AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Bush`s Beans Chevrolet, Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, pose with the Sprint Cup Trophy after qualifying for the Chase  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmer`s Insurance Chevrolet SS, is congratulated by his Hendrik Motor Sports teammates Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Panasonic Toughbook Chevrolet SS (left), Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS (center) and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS (right) after his victory Sunday, August 31, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. With this win, Kahne joins Gordon, Johnson, and Earnhardt Jr. in the Chase. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 30, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Michael Baker International Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 3, 2014 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Michael Baker International Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 3, 2014 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 Michael Baker International Chevrolet SS, captures the flag with his victory Sunday, August 3, 2014 after winning Sunday`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 Michael Baker International Chevrolet SS, races to win Sunday, August 3, 2014 in Sunday`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 Michael Baker International Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory Sunday, August 3, 2014 after winning Sunday`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Michael Baker International Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 3, 2014 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.  (Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 Michael Baker International Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory Sunday, August 3, 2014 after winning Sunday`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Michael Baker International Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane with a broom after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 3, 2014 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Michael Baker International Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 3, 2014 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.  (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, drives through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents, the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, lead a group of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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