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NASCAR cancels Sprint Cup qualifying; Dale Earnhardt Jr. starts on pole

NASCAR Daytona Auto Racing

Storm clouds roll in over the Daytona International Speedway during a weather delay for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing series qualifying, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)


NASCAR canceled Saturday’s Sprint Cup qualifying after threatening conditions and rain prevented cars from making a lap.

The lineup is set based on speeds in the first practice session, putting Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the pole for Sunday night’s race on NBC. Austin Dillon will start second.

Ryan Blaney and Michael McDowell will not make the race.

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