Rain pelted the CMS area much of the day Saturday, and NASCAR announced at 3:45 p.m. that Cup practice and qualifying, scheduled for Saturday night, had been cancelled.
The starting field was set by the NASCAR rulebook.
The elimination of the practice session was particularly problematic for Alex Bowman, scheduled to return to racing Sunday after missing three weeks with a back injury, and Jimmie Johnson, who will be starting only his third race this year.
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Charlotte NASCAR Cup Series starting lineup: Rain cancels qualifying originally appeared on NBCSports.com