Gilliland lands pole for Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Updated: Saturday, July 5, 2014 |
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - David Gilliland has won the pole for the Sprint Cup race Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway after rain shortened qualifying.

Gilliland's top speed during a hectic, cat-and-mouse qualifying session was 199.322 mph. The top 24 drivers Friday in the first knockout stage were supposed to advance to the next round, but rain prompted NASCAR to cancel the final two sessions.

Reed Sorenson qualified second, followed by Landon Cassill, Bobby Labonte and Jimmie Johnson.

It was the first time NASCAR's new qualifying rules were used at Daytona, and it produced some hairy moments as groups of cars slowed to a crawl around the 2 1/2-mile superspeedway. The small packs - most of them formed by teammates - were hoping to pull behind bigger groups to produce fast laps. But no one was eager to lead the way.
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April 17, 2015 07:08 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday's Games

Minnesota 8, Kansas City 5

Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 2

Friday's Games

Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 0-1) at Detroit (Price 1-0), 1:08 p.m.

Baltimore (U.Jimenez 1-0) at Boston (J.Kelly 1-0), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Warren 0-1) at Tampa Bay (Karns 1-1), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Kluber 0-1) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 0-0), 8:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-2) at Houston (R.Hernandez 0-1), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Gray 1-0) at Kansas City (Guthrie 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Gallardo 1-1) at Seattle (Happ 0-0), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Thursday's Games

St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 0

Washington 5, Philadelphia 2

N.Y. Mets 7, Miami 5

Arizona 7, San Francisco 6, 12 innings

Friday's Games

San Diego (Shields 1-0) at Chicago Cubs (Hammel 1-0), 2:20 p.m.

Milwaukee (Nelson 1-0) at Pittsburgh (Locke 1-0), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (O'Sullivan 0-0) at Washington (Scherzer 0-1), 7:05 p.m.

Miami (Phelps 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 2-0), 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati (Cueto 0-1) at St. Louis (Wacha 1-0), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (K.Kendrick 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 0-1), 10:10 p.m.

Arizona (Collmenter 0-2) at San Francisco (Peavy 0-1), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE Friday

Atlanta (Teheran 2-0) at Toronto (Hutchison 1-0), 7:07 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Thursday, April 16

N.Y. Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1, N.Y. Rangers leads series 1-0

Detroit 3, Tampa Bay 2, Detroit leads series 1-0

Minnesota 4, St. Louis 2, Minnesota leads series 1-0

Anaheim 4, Winnipeg 2, Anaheim leads series 1-0

Friday, April 17

Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Nashville, 9:30 p.m.

Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

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