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UPDATE: Rain washes out Bristol Cup qualifying

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 21: Race fans sit in rain prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. The race was delayed due to inclement weather on Saturday, August 20. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

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The racing weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway has gotten off to a wet start.

Rain fell throughout the day in the East Tennessee/western Virginia area. Because rain is expected to continue on-and-off the remainder of the day, NASCAR officials have cancelled Cup qualifying that was scheduled for 4:45 p.m. ET, as well as K&N Pro East qualifying at 6 p.m. ET.

Kyle Larson will start on the pole for Sunday’s Cup race. The lineup is set by the car owner points, via the rulebook. Chase Elliott starts second.

Here’s the updated schedule for the afternoon:
K&N Pro East practice, 1 - 1:55 p.m. ET

Xfinity practice, 2 - 2:55 p.m. ET

NASCAR Cup practice, 3 - 3:55 p.m. ET

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