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XFINITY Qualifying Washed Out at Charlotte, Daniel Suarez on Pole

A persistent drizzle over Charlotte Motor Speedway kept cars of the track Saturday morning, and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice was canceled along with XFINITY Series qualifying.

The field for the Drive for the Cure 300 was set by the NASCAR rulebook, with defending series champion Daniel Suarez on the pole in the No. 18, which leads the owner point standings in the series.

Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, Alex Bowman and Justin Allgaier round out the top five.

Championship contenders William Byron and Elliott Sadler start sixth and seventh, Daniel Hemric eighth, and Brennan Poole and Ty Dillon finish out the top 10.

Other playoff contenders in the elimination race include Ryan Reed (11th), Cole Custer (13th), Matt Tifft (14th), Blake Koch (15th), Brendan Gaughan (16th), Michael Annett (17th) and Jeremy Clements (23rd).

Dexter Bean failed to qualify in the No. 92.

Drive for the Cure 300 Lineup

The race is scheduled for 3 p.m. with TV coverage on NBC Sports Network and radio via PRN.

About the author

Amy is an 18-year veteran NASCAR writer and a five-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found filling in from time to time on The Frontstretch 5 (Wednesdays) and her monthly commentary Holding A Pretty Wheel (Thursdays). A New Hampshire native living in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.

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