More rain at Daytona hands Coke Zero 400 pole to David Gilliland

Coke Zero 400 - PracticeThe 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.

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Coke Zero 400 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind
1 38 David Gilliland 199.322 45.153 Leader
2 36 Reed Sorenson 199.221 45.176 -0.023
3 40 Landon Cassill (i) 199.194 45.182 -0.029
4 33 Bobby Labonte 198.970 45.233 -0.080
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 198.790 45.274 -0.121
6 20 Matt Kenseth 198.776 45.277 -0.124
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 198.697 45.295 -0.142
8 34 David Ragan 198.684 45.298 -0.145
9 24 Jeff Gordon 197.662 45.303 -0.150
10 16 Greg Biffle 198.575 45.323 -0.170
11 99 Carl Edwards 198.531 45.333 -0.180
12 14 Tony Stewart 198.474 45.346 -0.193
13 4 Kevin Harvick 198.470 45.347 -0.194
14 5 Kasey Kahne 198.373 45.369 -0.216
15 43 Aric Almirola 198.234 45.401 -0.248
16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 198.229 45.402 -0.249
17 26 Cole Whitt # 198.116 45.428 -0.275
18 9 Marcos Ambrose 198.103 45.431 -0.278
19 78 Martin Truex Jr. 198.068 45.439 -0.286
20 31 Ryan Newman 198.059 45.441 -0.288
21 27 Paul Menard 198.055 45.442 -0.289
22 13 Casey Mears 198.042 45.445 -0.292
23 3 Austin Dillon # 198.033 45.447 -0.294
24 47 AJ Allmendinger 198.015 45.451 -0.298
25 21 Trevor Bayne (i) 197.994 45.456 -0.303
26 2 Brad Keselowski 197.850 45.489 -0.336
27 95 Michael McDowell 197.820 45.496 -0.343
28 22 Joey Logano 197.741 45.514 -0.361
29 10 Danica Patrick 197.724 45.518 -0.365
30 55 Brian Vickers 197.364 45.601 -0.448
31 51 Justin Allgaier # 197.273 45.622 -0.469
32 7 Michael Annett # 197.217 45.635 -0.482
33 98 Josh Wise 197.152 45.650 -0.497
34 15 Clint Bowyer 196.975 45.691 -0.538
35 42 Kyle Larson # 196.691 45.757 -0.604
36 1 Jamie McMurray 196.661 45.764 -0.611
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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