Carl Edwards will start from NASCAR Sprint Cup pole at Talladega by virtue of his practice performance after rain forced the cancellation of Saturday's qualifying session.
Poor weather throughout the day at the superspeedway meant the session, due to commence just after midday, never began, ultimately being called off an hour later once organisers were satisfied conditions would not improve sufficiently.
Under 2013 Cup rules the starting order is therefore decided by times from first practice, in which Edwards set the pace in his Roush Fenway Ford.
Martin Truex Jr will join him on the front row for Michael Waltrip Racing, with Marcos Ambrose, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman completing the top five.
Returnee Denny Hamlin was quick on Friday and takes seventh place, although he is expected to hand over to relief driver Brian Vickers during the event as he is still recovering from his back injuries.
Points leader Jimmie Johnson will start eighth, with reigning champion Brad Keselowski 11th.
The rain-off means Elliott Sadler will not get a chance to qualify for what would have been his second Cup race of the year in Joe Gibbs' additional car.
Pos Driver Team/Car
1. Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Ford
2. Martin Truex Jr Waltrip Toyota
3. Marcos Ambrose Petty Ford
4. Joey Logano Penske Ford
5. Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Chevrolet
6. Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Toyota
7. Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Toyota
8. Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Chevrolet
9. Jeff Gordon Hendrick Chevrolet
10. Kasey Kahne Hendrick Chevrolet
11. Brad Keselowski Penske Ford
12. Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Chevrolet
13. Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Toyota
14. Michael Waltrip Waltrip Toyota
15. Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Ford
16. Paul Menard Childress Chevrolet
17. Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Ford
18. Aric Almirola Petty Ford
19. David Ragan Front Row Ford
20. Clint Bowyer Waltrip Toyota
21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr Roush Fenway Ford
22. Casey Mears Germain Ford
23. Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Chevrolet
24. Kevin Harvick Childress Chevrolet
25. Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Chevrolet
26. Josh Wise Front Row Ford
27. David Stremme Swan Toyota
28. Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Chevrolet
29. Jeff Burton Childress Chevrolet
30. Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Chevrolet
31. David Gilliland Front Row Ford
32. Travis Kvapil BK Toyota
33. Kurt Busch Furniture Row Chevrolet
34. Regan Smith Phoenix Chevrolet
35. David Reutimann BK Toyota
36. Scott Speed Leavine Ford
37. Terry Labonte FAS Lane Ford
38. Michael McDowell Parsons Ford
39. Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Toyota
40. Dave Blaney Baldwin Chevrolet
41. Joe Nemechek NEMCO-JRR Toyota
42. Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet
43. JJ Yeley Baldwin Chevrolet
Did not qualify:
Elliott Sadler Joe Gibbs Toyota