Rain washed out qualifying for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway, meaning the field was set by speeds in the first practice session at the track. Matt Kenseth will be the highest-starting Joe Gibbs Racing driver, starting the No. 20 Home Depot/Husky Toyota Camry in 12th place.
Kyle Busch starts the No. 18 M&Ms Toyota from the 19th starting position, while Denny Hamlin starts 28th in the No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota.
Kyle Larson will start from the pole with the fastest speed from practice, with Brad Keselowski on the outside pole.
The Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 takes the green flag at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday.
The rains fell shortly after the conclusion of Nationwide Series qualifying for tonight’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond – start time for the race has been pushed back due to weather, but it is expected to go green tonight.
Busch starts eighth in the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry with a speed of 120.935 mph (22.326 seconds), while rookie Daniel Suarez starts 12th with a speed of 119.453 mph (22.603 seconds) in the No. 20 Silent Circle/Telcel Toyota; both qualified through knock-out qualifying. Elliott Sadler starts 13th in the No. 11 OneMain Financial Toyota after a lap of 120.930 mph (22.327 seconds).
Former JGR driver Brian Scott captured the pole with a speed of 112.061 mph (22.120 seconds); rookie Dylan Kwasniewski starts on the outside pole (120.880 mph/22.153 seconds).
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