Matt Kenseth will start a Nextel Cup race from pole position for the first time this season - and he hasn't even qualified.
That's because heavy rain at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday has led to all track activities being cancelled for the day, and the line-up for Sunday's Bass Pro Shops 500 has been determined by owner points.
The rain has also had averse effect on the Nextel Cup debut of Champ Car star AJ Allmendinger, who was schedule to take his maiden Cup race in the Red Bull Dodge.
Grid based on owner points:
Pos Driver Make 1. Matt Kenseth Ford 2. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 3. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 4. Denny Hamlin Chevrolet 5. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 7. Mark Martin Ford 8. Kasey Kahne Dodge 9. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 10. Kyle Busch Chevrolet 11. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 12. Carl Edwards Ford 13. Greg Biffle Ford 14. Casey Mears Dodge 15. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 16. Kurt Busch Dodge 17. Ryan Newman Dodge 18. Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 19. Scott Riggs Dodge 20. Bobby Labonte Dodge 21. Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet 22. Jamie McMurray Ford 23. Dale Jarrett Ford 24. Reed Sorenson Dodge 25. David Gilliland Ford 26. Dave Blaney Dodge 27. Tony Raines Chevrolet 28. Jeff Green Chevrolet 29. Robby Gordon Chevrolet 30. J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 31. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 32. Ken Schrader Ford 33. David Stremme Dodge 34. Elliott Sadler Dodge 35. Sterling Marlin Chevrolet 36. Bill Elliott Dodge 37. Kyle Petty Dodge 38. Travis Kvapil Chevrolet 39. Michael Waltrip Dodge 40. Todd Bodine Chevrolet 41. Mike Bliss Dodge 42. Kevin Lepage Chevrolet 43. Kenny Wallace Chevrolet
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