Dover qualifying moved to Saturday

Updated: February 9, 2011, 10:10 AM ET
Associated Press

DOVER, Del. -- Dover International Speedway has moved qualifying for both of its Sprint Cup dates this season to Saturday.

The NASCAR track became the latest to shift away from the traditional Friday date.

The track holds races this season on May 15 and Oct. 2. The track will run regular practice sessions on Fridays.

Track president Denis McGlynn announced the move on Wednesday. He said the move was made to allow more race fans the chance to see the run for the pole position.

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