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Rain Cancels Qualifying at Pocono: Junior Starts 6th

By Tyler Overstreet, JR Motorsports | Article Published 6/7/2013
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Rain cancelled all on-track activity Friday at Pocono Raceway. As a result, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start sixth based on his current position in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points. Earnhardt Jr.’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson will start from the pole.

Teams will attempt to make practice laps during a pair of sessions Saturday morning at 10 a.m. ET and 11:40 a.m. ET. Earnhardt Jr. and his No. 88 National Guard team have unloaded a brand new chassis hoping to claim Junior’s first victory at the 2.5-mile track.

Earnhardt Jr. looks to build on strong runs at Pocono last season where he led in both events and earned an eighth place finish in June.

Coverage of Sunday’s 400-mile race begins at 1 p.m. ET on TNT.

Standings
After Ford EcoBoost 400
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind
1 +3 Kevin Harvick 5043 0
2 +1 Ryan Newman 5042 -1
3 -2 Denny Hamlin 5037 -6
4 -2 Joey Logano 5028 -15
5 -- Brad Keselowski 2361 -2682
6 -- Jeff Gordon 2348 -2695
7 -- Matt Kenseth 2334 -2709
8 +2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2301 -2742
9 -- Carl Edwards 2288 -2755
10 -2 Kyle Busch 2285 -2758
11 +2 Jimmie Johnson 2274 -2769
12 +2 Kurt Busch 2263 -2780
Full Standings