NASCAR Las Vegas 2013: Lineup, starting grid for Kobalt Tools 400


2012 Sprint Cup champ Brad Keselowski takes the poll after qualifying was canceled due to rain.

Brad Keselowski will take the pole position Sunday at the NASCAR Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas. A Friday rainout cancelled qualifying, so NASCAR put the cars into the grid on the basis of 2012 points, and Keselowski, the 2012 Cup champion, took the top spot. He finished 32nd in last year's Vegas race.

Keselowski is joined on the front row Sunday by Clint Bowyer, who finished sixth at last year's race. Jimmie Johnson, who won the season opener at Daytona and finished second last week in Phoenix, begins Sunday's race in third. Last year's Vegas champ, Kasey Kahne, will start alongside Johnson in fourth position. Greg Biffle and Denny Hamlin are in Row 3, with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kevin Harvick in Row 4. Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon round out the first ten cars.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. starts in 12th position Sunday. Sprint Cup rookie Danica Patrick begins the day in 37th place.

1. Brad Keselowski
2. Clint Bowyer
3. Jimmie Johnson
4. Kasey Kahne
5. Greg Biffle
6. Denny Hamlin
7. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
8. Kevin Harvick
9. Tony Stewart
10. Jeff Gordon
11. Martin Truex Jr.
12. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
13. Kyle Busch
14. Ryan Newman
15. Mark Martin
16. Carl Edwards
17. Paul Menard
18. Matt Kenseth
19. Marcos Ambrose
20. Jeff Burton
21. Joey Logano
22. Aric Almirola
23. Jamie McMurray
24. Kurt Busch
25. Juan Pablo Montoya
26. Bobby Labonte
27. Austin Dillon
28. Travis Kvapil
29. David Ragan
30. Casey Mears
31. David Gilliland
32. David Reutimann
33. Dave Blaney
34. Ken Schrader
35. J.J. Yeley
36. Trevor Bayne
37. Danica Patrick
38. David Stremme
39. Michael McDowell
40. Scott Speed
41. Landon Cassill
42. Joe Nemechek
43. Josh Wise

The Kobalt Tools 400 begins Sunday at 3 p.m. ET at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Television coverage is available on Fox.

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