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Rain wipes out NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying

June 7, 2013 at 9:23 PM

POCONO, Pa., June 7 (UPI) -- Rains associated with Tropical Storm Andrea wiped out qualifying Friday for Sunday's scheduled Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.

The starting grid for the 400-mile race was determined by current owner point standings and that means Jimmie Johnson will start on the pole. Carl Edwards will begin on the outside of the first row.

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Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth and Kevin harvick were given the next three starting positions.

Forecasts call for a 60 percent chance of rain Saturday, which could wipe out practice. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms was in the forecast for Sunday.

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