Cup Qualifying Cancelled, Lineup Set by Owner Points

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NASCAR has announced that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying has been cancelled and the field will be set by owner points per the NASCAR Rule Book.

With consistent chances of rain, NASCAR decided to cancel MENCS qualifying to allow more time for teams to practice at Bristol Motor Speedway.

With the field being set by owner points, Kyle Larson will lead the field to green on Sunday with Chase Elliott starting second.


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An Ooltewah, TN native, Christian has been writing since July of 2015. In 2017, Christian transitioned from his own blog to a few different websites, joining OnPitRoad in February. In 2005 Christian attended his first race as a fan at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. He’s been around racing his entire life and enjoys being at the track more than anything. He made his media debut at Bristol in 2015. His favorite tracks are Iowa Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Phoenix. He enjoys talking about racing with just about anyone and makes occasional appearances on numerous radio shows across the country. In his time attending races he’s attended almost ninety races among the six racing series. Along with NASCAR, He loves Minor and Major League Baseball. He’s a Minnesota Twins and Chattanooga Lookouts. He also enjoys watching Iowa State Cyclones college football.