DOVER, Del. Rain prevented qualifying for the NASCAR
Nextel Cup and Busch Series cars Friday at Dover International
Speedway, meaning the grid for this weekend's races was determined
by car-owner points.
The downpour also caused postponement until Saturday of the
Craftsman Truck Series event. David Starr won the pole in
qualifying Thursday. The green flag waves at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Busch points leader Carl Edwards got the pole for Saturday's
MBNA 200, and fellow Nextel Cup driver Kevin Harvick was given the
other front-row spot. Busch series regular Clint Bowyer will go
from the second row, inside Biffle.
On Sunday, Elliott Sadler will start third alongside Ryan
Newman, who has won three of the last four Dover Cup races. The
third row belongs to Jeff Gordon, a four-time Dover winner who is
tied with Biffle for the most victories this season at three each,
and Tony Stewart, who won both races here in 2002.