Arrow-right Camera
Sports

Harvick takes pole position on points after rain hits

Kevin Harvick was granted the pole position after rain washed out Friday’s Sprint Cup qualifying. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)
Kevin Harvick was granted the pole position after rain washed out Friday’s Sprint Cup qualifying. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)

Storms washed out qualifying at Kentucky Speedway on Friday, putting Kevin Harvick on the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race based on owner points.

Severe weather moved over the track near midday and shortened practice to around 30 minutes. The hope was for weather to hold off for track drying and allow practice session to be concluded by late afternoon.

In the meantime, Harvick will lead the field to green in the No. 4 Chevy alongside Brad Keselowski in the No. 2 Ford.

The rest of the top 10: Kurt Busch (Chevy); Joey Logano (Ford); Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch in Toyotas; Martin Truex Jr. (Toyota); rookie Chase Elliott (Chevy); Jimmie Johnson (Chevy) and Denny Hamlin (Toyota).

Formula One

Lewis Hamilton took full advantage of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg’s problems by topping the second practice at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, England.

Hamilton dominated the session while Rosberg, who leads his teammate by 11 points in Formula One, was in the team garage watching his car stripped down for repairs to an unspecified leak.

Rosberg’s absence allowed the Red Bull pair of Australian Daniel Ricciardo and Dutch teenager Max Verstappen to shine as they clocked the second and third best times.

Hamilton was three-tenths of a second quicker than Ricciardo, and six-tenths clear of Verstappen, as all the leading drivers witched to soft tires in improved warm and sunny conditions.


Subscribe to The Spokesman-Review’s sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.

There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email webteam@spokesman.com

You have been successfully subscribed!