It was the first time in the history of NASCAR racing at the Las Vegas track that weather had wiped out qualifying. Sprint Cup races have been held at the 1.5-mile track since 1998.
If no qualifying can be held early in the season, the points list from the previous year is used to determine the starting field. That means defending series champion Brad Keselowski will start on the pole.
"I guess it's one of the perks of being the champion in the first few races," Keselowski said.
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