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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 Brickyard 400
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind
1 -- Jeff Gordon 717 0
2 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. 693 -24
3 -- Brad Keselowski 666 -51
4 -- Matt Kenseth 661 -56
5 -- Jimmie Johnson 628 -89
6 +2 Kyle Busch 609 -108
7 -- Ryan Newman 606 -111
8 -2 Carl Edwards 603 -114
9 -- Joey Logano 591 -126
10 -- Clint Bowyer 577 -140
11 +1 Denny Hamlin 572 -145
12 +1 Kevin Harvick 565 -152
Full Standings