Kyle Larson was fastest in the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session and it paid off as qualifying was rained out for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway and the field was set by the first practice speeds, meaning Larson will lead them to the green on Saturday night. Starting in the second position is Brad Keselowski. Starting in the third position is Clint Bowyer with Kasey Kahne starting fourth and Kevin Harvick starting in the fifth position. Brian Vickers will start in the sixth position with Jamie McMurray starting in the seventh position. Starting in the eight spot is Ryan Truex with Paul Menard starting ninth and Jimmie Johnson will start in the tenth spot.
Starting in the 11th position is Marcos Ambrose with Matt Kenseth starting in the 12th spot. Starting in the 13th position is Dale Earnhardt Jr with A.J. Allmendinger starting in the 14th position. Aric Almirola will roll off from the 15th position with Carl Edwards starting in the 16th spot. Starting in the 17th position is Joey Logano with Ryan Newman starting in the 18th spot, Kyle Busch 19th and Tony Stewart will start 20th.
Other notables in the field include Kurt Busch in 21st, Martin Truex Jr in 22nd, Jeff Gordon in 25th, and Greg Biffle in 26th. Austin Dillon will start in the 27th position with Denny Hamlin starting 28th. Danica Patrick will start 35th.
There were 45 cars entered for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway meaning two cars would not make the field. Dave Blaney's #77 Ford was the lowest in owner points and had to qualify or in this case practice in the top 36 to make the field. Blaney did not and failed to qualify. David Reutimann was in the same boat as Blaney but made the field after being 30th in practice. Michael McDowell was next in line in owner points and was not fast enough to make the field. J.J Yeley qualified in the 43rd position after getting points from Swan Racing, locking him into the field in the #30 XxxTreme Motorsports Toyota.
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