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Qualifying canceled, practices tweaked due to wet weather

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Rain has forced the cancellation of Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway, with NASCAR officials issuing a revised Friday schedule for on-track activity.


Instead, race officials have planned for a pair of 55-minute practices for the Monster Energy Series and the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The starting lineup for Monnday's Food City 500 (1 p.m. ET Monday, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will be set according to the 2017 NASCAR Rule Book (owner points), meaning Monster Energy Series points leader Kyle Larson will start first. | See the lineup


The Monster Energy Series was set to take the track for an 85-minute practice at the 0.533-mile track at 11:30 a.m. ET. However, intermittent late-morning rain forced a schedule shift.

The revised Friday schedule shapes up as this:


-- 1-1:55 p.m.: NASCAR K&N Pro Series practice
-- 2-2:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series practice (FS1)
-- 3-3:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice (FS1)

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Saturday's slate consists of two Monster Energy Series practices (8-30-9:25 a.m. and 11-11:55 a.m.), XFINITY Series qualifying (9:35 a.m.) and the XFINITY Series' Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 (1 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The XFINITY Series race is the second of four Dash 4 Cash events in the series, in which the top qualifying XFINITY regular will win a $100,000 prize.

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Monday's 500-lapper is the eighth of 36 points-paying races scheduled this year for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Saturday's 300 is the seventh of 33 events this year in the XFINITY Series.

NASCAR.com will keep you up to date on all the latest schedule changes, weather and on-track activity at Bristol this weekend.

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