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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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