Qualifying Washed Out At TMS

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Jeff Gordon will start on the pole
after NASCAR Nextel Cup qualifying was canceled because of severe
storms that led to tornado warnings.
The field for the Samsung 500 on Sunday was set by season
points. That means series leader Gordon and Jeff Burton on the
front row.
Jimmie Johnson, Gordon's teammate with Hendrick Motorsports,
will start third. He's won three of the last four races this
season, but has never won at Texas.
Michael Waltrip will miss his sixth straight race. The two-time
Daytona 500 winner, in the first year with the Toyota team he owns,
didn't have enough season points to get in the 43-car field.
Waltrip's team was caught cheating during preparations for the
season-opening Daytona 500.

Here's the starting grid for Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup race:

Field set by owner points after qualifying canceled Friday; race
Sunday
At Texas Motor Speedway
Fort Worth, Texas
Lap length: 1.5 miles
(Car number in parentheses)
1. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet.
2. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet.
3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet.
4. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford.
5. (5) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet.
6. (01) Mark Martin, Chevrolet.
7. (11) Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet.
8. (07) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet.
9. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet.
10. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford.
11. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet.
12. (8) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet.
13. (26) Jamie McMurray, Ford.
14. (40) David Stremme, Dodge.
15. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge.
16. (42) Juan Montoya, Dodge.
17. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge.
18. (18) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet.
19. (6) David Ragan, Ford.
20. (12) Ryan Newman Dodge.
21. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford.
22. (43) Bobby Labonte, Dodge.
23. (7) Robby Gordon, Ford.
24. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet.
25. (13) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet.
26. (41) Reed Sorenson, Dodge.
27. (96) Tony Raines, Chevrolet.
28. (14) Sterling Marlin, Chevrolet.
29. (88) Ricky Rudd, Ford.
30. (38) David Gilliland, Ford.
31. (66) Jeff Green, Chevrolet.
32. (45) Kyle Petty, Dodge.
33. (25) Casey Mears, Chevrolet.
34. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge.
35. (70) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet.
36. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota.
37. (44) Dale Jarrett, Toyota.
38. (21) Ken Schrader, Ford.
39. (10) Scott Riggs, Dodge.
40. (22) Dave Blaney, Toyota
41. (49) Mike Bliss, Dodge.
42. (15) Paul Menard, Chevrolet.
43. (78) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet.

Did Not Qualify
44. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota.
45. (36) Jeremy Mayfield, Toyota.
46. (37) John Andretti, Dodge.
47. (84) A.J. Allmendinger, Toyota.
48. (55) Michael Waltrip, Toyota.
49. (4) Ward Burton, Chevrolet.
50. (33) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet.
51. (34) Kevin Lepage, Dodge.