UPDATE: Rain washes out Bristol Cup qualifying

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The racing weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway has gotten off to a wet start.

Rain fell throughout the day in the East Tennessee/western Virginia area. Because rain is expected to continue on-and-off the remainder of the day, NASCAR officials have cancelled Cup qualifying that was scheduled for 4:45 p.m. ET, as well as K&N Pro East qualifying at 6 p.m. ET.

Kyle Larson will start on the pole for Sunday’s Cup race. The lineup is set by the car owner points, via the rulebook. Chase Elliott starts second.

Here’s the updated schedule for the afternoon:

K&N Pro East practice, 1 – 1:55 p.m. ET
Xfinity practice, 2 – 2:55 p.m. ET
NASCAR Cup practice, 3 – 3:55 p.m. ET