Sources: Taking points out of rainouts

Updated: January 25, 2011, 11:14 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The days of the starting order for NASCAR Sprint Cup being set by rank in points when qualifying is rained out might be coming to an end.

Multiple sources said after Monday meetings with NASCAR that plans are in place to set the qualifying order based on practice speeds, and the starting order based on practice speeds if qualifying is rained out.

The qualifying order currently is set by a draw, with the team whose owner has the most owner points picking first.

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