Rain Cancels Cup Qualifying at Dover; Kyle Busch Leading Field to Green

The starting lineup for Sunday's Würth 400 at Dover Motor Speedway will be set by NASCAR's Performance Metric system.


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After winning last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, Kyle Busch exclaimed that he had luck on his side in scoring his second victory of the season. Well, fast forward to Dover, and the Richard Childress Racing driver has gotten lucky again.

In what seems to be a recurring theme in NASCAR's National Series this season, inclement weather washed out qualifying ahead of Sunday's Würth 400 at Dover Motor Speedway, leaving the starting grid to be determined by the rulebook.

With a metric score of 3.50, Kyle Busch will start his No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro from the lead, while his old teammate Christopher Bell will start alongside him on the front row.

Both Busch and Bell will look to maintain their track position throughout the entirety of the 400-lap contest on Sunday, despite both drivers pacing outside the top-20 in NASCAR Cup Series practice.

Ryan Blaney will start from third-place, while RFK Racing teammates Brad Keselowski and Chris Buescher will each start inside the top-five, after both drivers finished inside the top-five at Talladega Superspeedway.

Chase Briscoe, Tyler Reddick, William Byron, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and Chase Elliott will complete the top-10 starters for the event, which has had its start pushed up an hour, to begin at 1:00pm ET.

Other notable drivers, include: Kevin Harvick (P12), Denny Hamlin (P13), Ross Chastain (P14), Martin Truex, Jr. (P17), Kyle Larson (P18), Josh Berry (P23), Joey Logano (P26), and Austin Dillon (P36).

Austin Dillon, who was already scheduled to start from last-place, will have to go to the rear of the field on Sunday, after crashing into the turn three wall in the early minutes of practice.

Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones also ran into some issues during practice, each spinning in turn three. Both drivers were able to prevent their cars from getting significant damage.

The Wurth 400 from Dover Motor Speedway will take place on Sunday, April 30th at 1:00pm ET. Coverage will take place on FS1, PRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.


Photo Credit: Andrew Coppley, HHP, Courtesy of Chevy Racing

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