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Rain washes out Truck practice, qualifying

July 09, 2015, Staff report,

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Rain, weepers in asphalt cancel Truck Series practice, qualifying at Kentucky

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SPARTA, Ky. -- Following Thursday morning's canceled NASCAR Camping World Truck Series opening practice, the Keystone Light Pole Qualifying scheduled for Thursday at 5:15 p.m. ET was also canceled and the field for tonight's UNOH 225 (7:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) will be set according to the NASCAR Rule Book. 

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According the the NASCAR Rule Book, the first 26 drivers in the field will be set by the series owners points. This means two-time Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton will start from the pole position of Thursday night's event, flanked by Tyler Reddick in the No. 19 Ford.

Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez will start second and third, respectively.

The two scheduled NASCAR XFINITY Series practices -- scheduled for 2 p.m. ET and 4 p.m. ET, respectively -- are on hold, a NASCAR spokesperson announced.

A damp track and an assortment of "weepers" -- water creeping up through the asphalt -- also wiped out Wednesday's on-track activity, an extended practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' revised rules package. That practice was condensed and rescheduled for 11 a.m.-12:55 p.m. ET Thursday, but ultimately canceled. 
A fleet of 10 NASCAR Air Titan track-drying vehicles are on site at Kentucky to combat the wet weather this weekend.