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Joey Logano (22) and Ryan Blaney during Thursday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)
Joey Logano (22) and Ryan Blaney during Thursday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With persistent rain showers continuing to dampen Daytona Int’l Speedway, NASCAR officials have chosen to cancel Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying session.

As a result, reigning series champion and current championship leader Joey Logano will lead the field to the green flag during Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

The field was set by the rulebook, which dictates the field be set by owner points. Logano’s No. 22 Team Penske Ford currently leads the owner point standings. He’ll be joined on the front row by Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch.

Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. will start third through fifth, respectively.

William Byron is scheduled to start 12th, but will fall to the rear of the field after switching to a backup car following Thursday’s practice incident with Keselowski.

The field will be officially set for Saturday’s race following pre-race inspection Friday afternoon.

Coke Zero Sugar 400 Starting Lineup

1. Joey Logano
2. Kyle Busch
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Kevin Harvick
5. Martin Truex Jr.
6. Denny Hamlin
7. Chase Elliott
8. Kurt Busch
9. Alex Bowman
10. Ryan Blaney
11. Aric Almirola
12. William Byron (Must Start At The Rear)
13. Kyle Larson
14. Jimmie Johnson
15. Daniel Suarez
16. Clint Bowyer
17. Erik Jones
18. Ryan Newman
19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
20. Paul Menard
21. Austin Dillon
22. Chris Buescher
23. Ty Dillon
24. Daniel Hemric
25. Matt DiBenedetto
26. Ryan Preece
27. David Ragan
28. Michael McDowell
29. Bubba Wallace
30. Corey LaJoie
31. Matt Tifft
32. Quin Houff
33. Landon Cassill
34. Justin Haley
35. B.J. McLeod
36. Parker Kligerman
37. J.J. Yeley
38. Ross Chastain
39. Brendan Gaughan
40. Joey Gase