Date: June 7, 2013
Event: Party in the Poconos 400 (Round 14 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Location: Pocono (Pa.) Raceway (2.5-mile triangle)
Pole Winner: None, qualifying canceled due to rain (field set via NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rule book)
SHR Lineup: Tony Stewart (19th), Ryan Newman (23rd), Danica Patrick (30th)
Rain canceled today’s qualifying session for the Party in the Poconos 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. Because teams did not practice Friday, the 43-car field for Sunday’s 160-lap race was set by current owner points per the NASCAR rulebook.
Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), will start 19th. His teammate, Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for SHR, will start 23rd. Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for SHR, will start 30th.
Jimmie Johnson will start on the pole as his car is first in owner points. Joining him on the outside of row one is Carl Edwards. Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick comprise the remainder of the top-five.
Forty-three drivers were slated to qualify for the Party in the Poconos 400. All made the race since there are 43 starting positions in a Sprint Cup field.
The Party in the Poconos 400 gets underway at 1 p.m. EDT on Sunday with live coverage provided by TNT beginning with a pre-race
show at noon.