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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 21, 2010

Auto racing: All-Star qualifying rained out; Kurt Busch on pole

Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. Qualifying for the NASCAR All-Star race has been rained out, giving Kurt Busch the pole based on the qualifying draw.

Joey Logano will start on the outside of the front row on Saturday in the 100-lap race that pays more than $1 million to the winner. Brad Keselowski will start third, followed by Jamie McMurray, Kyle Busch and David Reutimann.

Denny Hamlin, whose team won the Pit Crew Challenge this week to secure the first pit stall for Saturday's race, blew an engine in practice and will start in the rear of the field.

NASCAR officials on Friday night were still hoping to complete qualifying for Saturday's preliminary Sprint Cup showdown. Juan Pablo Montoya had the provisional pole after 25 of 29 drivers had completed their runs.