Martin Truex Jr. starting first at Martinsville thanks to points

<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nascar/sprint/drivers/380/" data-ylk="slk:Martin Truex Jr">Martin Truex Jr</a>. drives during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Bell)
Martin Truex Jr. drives during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Bell)

Rain and snow Saturday at Martinsville Speedway means Martin Truex Jr. is starting Sunday’s Cup Series race on the pole.

Qualifying was scheduled to be held Saturday afternoon following the conclusion of the Camping World Truck Series race. But the race was called for precipitation shortly after it started and moved to Sunday. NASCAR then canceled qualifying, meaning the lineup for the Cup Series race is set by points.

The postponement of the Truck Series race means it will resume after the Cup Series race on Sunday. While the forecast for the day is good, snow accumulations around the speedway overnight could be a few inches or so and potentially cause transportation problems for those going to the race. If the Cup race ends up getting postponed on Sunday for whatever reason, both the Truck Series race and Cup race will be Monday.

1. Martin Truex Jr.
2. Kyle Busch
3. Joey Logano
4. Brad Keselowski
5. Ryan Blaney
6. Denny Hamlin
7. Kyle Larson
8. Kevin Harvick
9. Clint Bowyer
10. Aric Almirola
11. Kurt Busch
12. Austin Dillon
13. Erik Jones
14. Ryan Newman
15. Paul Menard
16. Alex Bowman
17. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
18. Jimmie Johnson
19. Darrell Wallace Jr.
20. William Byron
21. Chase Elliott
22. Chris Buescher
23. Daniel Suarez
24. Michael McDowell
25. AJ Allmendinger
26. Jamie McMurray
27. Trevor Bayne
28. David Ragan
29. Kasey Kahne
30. Harrison Rhodes
31. Matt DiBenedetto
32. Ty Dillon
33. Ross Chastain
34. Gray Gaulding
35. Cole Whitt
36. Landon Cassill
37. DJ Kennington
38. JJ Yeley

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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