Rain Hands Gordon NASCAR Poll Position

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Jeff Gordon will start from the pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway after steady rain washed out qualifying.

Gordon, who also earned the prime pit stall on Friday because he
is the points leader, will be seeking his third victory from the
top starting spot on Martinsville's tricky 0.526-mile oval on
Sunday.

Gordon has won seven times at Martinsville overall, tops among
active drivers, and will be starting first for the eighth time in
his career at the track. The four-time series championship will
also be trying to end a 46-race winless streak dating to 2007.

Kurt Busch will start second, followed by Clint Bowyer, Kyle
Busch and Carl Edwards.


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