MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Rain has washed out Sprint Cup qualifying this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.
The starting lineup has been set according to the point standings, and that's especially good news for points leader Carl Edwards and No. 2 Matt Kenseth. Both have historically struggled on the smallest, oldest track in NASCAR's premier series.
With rain in the forecast all morning, track officials still hoped to hold qualifying in the truck series before the 200-lap race scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
Because it rained all day Friday, the Cup Series cars never made it onto the track for practice. The first practice Saturday was scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m., but was pushed back because of persistent showers. NASCAR says practice will begin when the track is ready.