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Rain washes out qualifying at Chicago so Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener

  • Driver Carl Edwards sits in his car in the garage during a practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Driver Carl Edwards sits in his car in the garage during a practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Timothy Peters' crews push his truck to the garage after rain forced the cancellation of qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bergstrom)

    Timothy Peters' crews push his truck to the garage after rain forced the cancellation of qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bergstrom)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pit crews wait under umbrellas during a rain delay in qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bergstrom)

    Pit crews wait under umbrellas during a rain delay in qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bergstrom)  (The Associated Press)

Kyle Busch will start the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on the pole for Sunday's opening race at Chicagoland Speedway.

Busch got the top spot when rain washed out Friday's qualifying session and the field was set by practice times from earlier in the day. Starting next to Busch on the front row will be Ryan Newman, with Carl Edwards right behind him.

Five Chase drivers will start in the top 10. Joey Logano will start the furthest back in the field at 28th.

NASCAR this season changed the Chase format to an elimination style, and the expanded 16-driver field has the next three races to advance to the next round. Four drivers will be cut following the Sept. 28 race at Dover.