For the fourth time this season, Sprint Cup qualifying was rained out, meaning Kyle Busch will lead the field on Saturday's LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Rain had already brought the first practice session of the weekend to a halt just a few minutes it was scheduled to end.
Officials tried to dry the track to start a delayed qualifying session but in the end NASCAR decided to call the day as the bad weather prevailed.
The grid has been set based on the owner standings, putting the No. 18 car of points' leader Kyle Busch on pole position for the fourth time this season, while Dale Earnhardt Jr will start alongside him on the front row of the grid.
Two cars will not make the field based on the owner standings and their qualifying attempts this season. Tony Raines and Johnny Sauter, whose cars have not been entered for every race, will leave the Sprint Cup garage tonight.
Greg Biffle had topped practice in the afternoon followed by Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr, Ryan Newman and Earnhardt Jr. However, not every driver had the chance to go for qualifying runs before the rain arrived in the dying minutes of the session.
There are two more practice sessions scheduled for Friday and the weather forecasts indicate there shouldn't be any rain, although there is a 40 percent chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms at night when the Nationwide Series race.
There's also a 50 per cent chance of rain for Saturday.
Pos Driver Car 1. Kyle Busch Toyota 2. D.Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 3. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 4. Carl Edwards Ford 5. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 6. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 7. Denny Hamlin Toyota 8. Kasey Kahne Dodge 9. Matt Kenseth Ford 10. Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 11. Greg Biffle Ford 12. Tony Stewart Toyota 13. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 14. David Ragan Ford 15. Brian Vickers Toyota 16. Mark Martin Chevrolet 17. Ryan Newman Dodge 18. Kurt Busch Dodge 19. Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet 20. Bobby Labonte Dodge 21. Travis Kvapil Ford 22. J.P.Montoya Dodge 23. David Gilliland Ford 24. Jamie McMurray Ford 25. Casey Mears Chevrolet 26. Elliott Sadler Dodge 27. Paul Menard Chevrolet 28. Michael Waltrip Toyota 29. David Reutimann Toyota 30. Dave Blaney Toyota 31. Robby Gordon Dodge 32. Reed Sorenson Dodge 33. Regan Smith Chevrolet 34. Michael McDowell Toyota 35. Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 36. Terry Labonte Dodge 37. Bill Elliott Ford 38. Scott Riggs Chevrolet 39. A.J.Allmendinger Toyota 40. J.J. Yeley Toyota 41. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 42. P.Carpentier Dodge 43. Jason Leffler Chevrolet
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