Rain cancels Sprint Showdown practice; Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon on front row

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Whether it’s Friday night or Saturday afternoon, the Sprint Showdown will start with Chase Elliott and Austin Dillon on the front row.

Practice for the race that will send five drivers to the Sprint All-Star Race was canceled due to rain drenching Charlotte Motor Speedway. Practice speeds would have determined the field. The field has been set based on owner points.

The Showdown is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m. ET, though rain persists in the area.

Here’s the complete starting grid for the Sprint Showdown.

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