The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) was able to finish the first round of Coke Zero 400 qualifying, and was prepared for round two before rain returned to Daytona International Speedway early Friday evening.
With the persistent rain, qualifying was concluded and resulted in David Gilliland, with a qualifying lap speed of 199.322mph, on the pole for Saturday night’s race.
This was Gilliland’s first NSCS pole of the 2014 season, his third NSCS career pole and his second NSCS pole at Daytona International Speedway.
Reed Sorenson will start on the outside pole to start second with a qualifying lap speed of 199.221mph, and he will be followed by Landon Cassill (199.194mph) starting third, Bobby Labonte (198.970) fourth and Jimmie Johnson (198.790) starts fifth.
Rounding out the top-ten starting positions will be Matt Kenseth (198.776mph) starting sixth, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (198.697) seventh, David Ragan (198.684) eighth, the current series points leader, Jeff Gordon (198.662) ninth and Greg Biffle (198.575) starts tenth.
Failing to make the starting lineup was Joe Nemechek.
The 56th annual Coke Zero 400 is scheduled to get started around 7:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday night, and TNT will provide television coverage beginning with their 6:30 p.m. (ET) Countdown to Green pre-race show.
Pit Stall Selection:
|Coke Zero 400 Qualifying Results|
|Pos.||Car #||Driver||Best Speed||Best Time||Behind|
|3||40||Landon Cassill (i)||199.194||45.182||-0.029|
|7||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr||198.697||45.295||-0.142|
|16||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||198.229||45.402||-0.249|
|17||26||Cole Whitt #||198.116||45.428||-0.275|
|19||78||Martin Truex Jr.||198.068||45.439||-0.286|
|23||3||Austin Dillon #||198.033||45.447||-0.294|
|25||21||Trevor Bayne (i)||197.994||45.456||-0.303|
|31||51||Justin Allgaier #||197.273||45.622||-0.469|
|32||7||Michael Annett #||197.217||45.635||-0.482|
|35||42||Kyle Larson #||196.691||45.757||-0.604|
|37||11||Denny Hamlin||Owner Points||45.153|
|38||32||Terry Labonte||Owner Points||45.153|
|39||18||Kyle Busch||Owner Points||45.153|
|40||41||Kurt Busch||Owner Points||45.153|
|41||66||Michael Waltrip||Owner Points||45.153|
|42||83||Ryan Truex #||Owner Points||45.153|
|43||23||Alex Bowman #||Owner Points||45.153|
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series, # – Rookie