Date: Sept. 18, 2015
Event: Qualifying for the MyAFibRisk.com 400 (Round 27 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Location: Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois (1.5-mile oval)
Pole Winner: None, qualifying canceled due to rain (field set via NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rule book)
SHR Lineup: Kevin Harvick (1st)
Kurt Busch (9th)
Tony Stewart (23rd)
Danica Patrick (25th)
Rain canceled Friday’s qualifying session for the MyAFibRisk.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. As a result, the 43-car field for Sunday’s 267-lap event around the 1.5-mile oval was set by taking the fastest lap each driver posted during Friday’s practice session, per the NASCAR rulebook.
Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), posted the fastest time and will start first. Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet for SHR, will start ninth. Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS for SHR, will start 23rd. Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 Aspen Dental Chevrolet SS for SHR, will start 25th.
Harvick’s fast lap in practice was 28.675 seconds at 188.317 mph. Busch turned a lap of 28.958 seconds at 186.477 mph. Stewart timed in at 29.085 seconds at 185.663 mph. Patrick stopped the clock in 29.160 seconds at 185.185 mph.
Joining Harvick on the outside of row one is Joey Logano, who timed in at 28.737 seconds at 187.911 mph. Brad Keselowski (28.750 seconds at 187.826 mph), Martin Truex Jr. (28.754 seconds at 187.800 mph) and Austin Dillon (28.760 seconds at 187.761 mph) comprised the remainder of the top-five.
The MyAFibRisk.com 400 gets underway at 3 p.m. EDT on Sunday with live coverage provided by NBCSN.