Texas qualifying canceled, grid set by rulebook
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Michael Waltrip will miss another race, and Jeff Gordon will start on the pole without driving a lap after NASCAR Nextel Cup qualifying was canceled Friday because of severe storms that led to tornado warnings.
The field for the Samsung 500 on Sunday was set by season points, with series leader Gordon and Jeff Burton on the front row.
No tornadoes threatened the speedway, but heavy rain came
through the area about a half-hour before the already-delayed
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