Date: July 8, 2016
Event: Qualifying for the Kentucky 400 (Round 18 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Location: Kentucky Speedway in Sparta (2.5-mile oval)
Pole Winner: None, qualifying canceled due to rain (field set via NASCAR rulebook)
SHR Lineup: Kevin Harvick (1st)
Kurt Busch (3rd)
Tony Stewart (22nd)
Danica Patrick (27th)
Rain canceled Friday’s qualifying session for the Kentucky 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. As a result, the 40-car field for Saturday night’s 267-lap event around the 1.5-mile oval was set by current 2016 owner points, per the NASCAR rulebook.
Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Light Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), will start first. Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet for SHR, will start third. Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for SHR, will start 22nd. Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet SS for SHR, will start 27th.
Joining Harvick on the outside of row one is Brad Keselowski. Busch, Joey Logano and Carl Edwards comprise the remainder of the top-five.
The Kentucky 400 gets underway at 7 p.m. EDT on Saturday with live coverage provided by NBCSN.