Chicagoland NASCAR: Rain gives Stewart-Haas' Kevin Harvick pole

Kevin Harvick will start Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway from pole after qualifying was cancelled

Chicagoland NASCAR: Rain gives Stewart-Haas' Kevin Harvick pole

Severe rainstorms prevented the session from being started and as a result the grid for the first Chase event of 2015 will be based on Friday's earlier practice times.

That means Stewart-Haas Racing driver Harvick, who clocked a best time of 28.675 seconds on the 1.5-mile oval during practice, starts from pole ahead of Penske's Joey Logano.

Fellow Chase drivers Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr make up the second row, ahead of Austin Dillon.

Early Chase leaders Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth will start from 11th, seventh and 12th respectively.

STARTING GRID:

Pos Driver Team Car
1 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
2 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
3 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
4 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
5 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
6 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
7 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
8 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
9 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
10 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
11 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
12 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
14 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
15 A.J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
16 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
17 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
19 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
20 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
21 Brian Scott Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
22 Sam Hornish Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
23 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
24 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
25 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
26 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
27 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Chevrolet
28 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
29 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
30 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
31 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
32 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
33 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford
34 J.J. Yeley BK Racing Toyota
35 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford
36 Landon Cassill Hillman Smith Motorsports Chevrolet
37 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
38 Brett Moffitt Front Row Motorsports Ford
39 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota
40 Josh Wise Go FAS Racing Ford
41 Jeb Burton BK Racing Toyota
42 Reed Sorenson Phil Parsons Racing Ford
43 Timmy Hill Premium Motorsports Chevrolet

PRE-RACE CHASE STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Jimmie Johnson 2012
2 Kyle Busch 2012
3 Matt Kenseth 2012
4 Joey Logano 2009
5 Kevin Harvick 2006
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2006
7 Kurt Busch 2006
8 Carl Edwards 2006
9 Brad Keselowski 2003
10 Martin Truex Jr. 2003
11 Denny Hamlin 2003
12 Jamie McMurray 2000
13 Jeff Gordon 2000
14 Ryan Newman 2000
15 Paul Menard 2000
16 Clint Bowyer 2000


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