Date: Sept. 16, 2016
Event: Qualifying for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 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 rulebook)
SHR Lineup: Kevin Harvick (4th)
Tony Stewart (11th)
Kurt Busch (12th)
Danica Patrick (25th)
Rain canceled Friday’s qualifying session for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. As a result, the 40-car field for Sunday’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 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), will start fourth. Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for SHR, will start 11th. Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet for SHR, will start 12th. Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet SS for SHR, will start 25th.
Kyle Busch, the current Sprint Cup Series point leader, will start first. Joining him on the outside of row one is Brad Keselowski. Denny Hamlin, Harvick and Carl Edwards comprise the remainder of the top-five.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 gets underway at 2:30 p.m. EDT Sunday with live coverage provided by NBCSN.