Fontana, Calif. Дождь отменил практику и квалификацию

УвеличитьAfter a day-long effort to dry Auto Club Speedway to the point where cars could take to the track, a mid-afternoon downpour finally forced NASCAR officials to cancel Sprint Cup qualifying, sending five cars home without actually completing a lap the entire weekend.

The field for Sunday’s Auto Club 500 was set by the NASCAR rulebook. That puts Hendrick teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon on the front row, while A.J. Allmendinger, Ken Schrader, Patrick Carpentier, Mike Skinner and Burney Lamar failed to make the field.

Kurt Busch, Dale Jarrett and Bill Elliott made the field by using past champion’s provisionals, while Brian Vickers, David Reutimann and Michael Waltrip are currently in this season’s top 35 in owner points. John Andretti and Joe Nemechek were the final two cars to make the field, based on their finishes in last week’s Daytona 500.

Heavy overnight rains ended by mid-morning and skies brightened considerably, but track officials then battled a situation in Turns 3 and 4 where water was seeping through cracks in the pavement. They were close to having the track ready when the last storm hit, wiping out both Cup and Craftsman Truck Series qualifying.

Officials are still hoping to dry the track in time to give Nationwide Series teams an opportunity to practice Friday night.

6 комментариев к “Fontana, Calif. Дождь отменил практику и квалификацию”

  1. все просто:
    1) #42 — 21-ая в зачете владельцев (#01 там впереди)
    2) Стартуют также все победители гонок прошлого года (так прошел Курт Буш)
    3) Стартуют ВСЕ прошлогодние чемпионы — так прошли Эллиот и Джаррет
    4) Далее — все что не из ТОР35 прошлого года и не прошли по п.2 и п.3. — по позиция в зачете владельццев 2008 года

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