BUSCH: Series point leader starts on pole again

Last Friday: California Speedway, Fontana, California -- rain forces cancellation of NASCAR Busch Series qualifying. Points leader Jack Sprague starts on the pole. Today: Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia -- rain ...

Last Friday: California Speedway, Fontana, California -- rain forces cancellation of NASCAR Busch Series qualifying. Points leader Jack Sprague starts on the pole.

Today: Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia -- rain forces cancellation of NASCAR Busch Series qualifying. Points leader Jack Sprague starts on the pole.

Sounds like a repeat? Yes, it is -- for the second-straight week, rain as washed out the qualifying session for the Busch cars. NASCAR cancelled the session at 6:45 p.m.(ET) after heavy rain mixed with lightning hit the speedway shortly before qualifying was to start. Tonight's final practice was cancelled but there is no word on practice for tomorrow.

The starting line-up once again will be by the point standings: Jack Sprague, Jason Keller, Scott Riggs, Randy LaJoie, Kenny Wallace and Greg Biffle filling the first three rows.

In morning practice, Johnny Benson was the fastest at 126.659 mph which if ran during qualifying would have been a new track record. Current record is 125.780 set by Matt Kenseth last year.

However, Benson will not be able to start in tomorrow night's Hardee's 250 -- he does not qualify for the event due to not being a competitor in the series last year.

Jimmy Spencer was second fastest in today's practice followed by Biffle and Riggs.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Jason Keller , Jimmy Spencer , Kenny Wallace , Johnny Benson , Jack Sprague , Scott Riggs