Rain washes out Sprint Cup practices at Homestead

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Crew members walk through the garage areas at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, as practice for Saturday's NASCAR Ford 300 Nationwide series auto race was canceled due to rain. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Rain has washed out two practice sessions for NASCAR's Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead.

The segments were postponed until Saturday morning, meaning Cup drivers will have two and a half hours of practice before qualifying.

Cup drivers failed to get any track time Friday. Carl Edwards leads two-time champion Tony Stewart by three points in the Chase for the championship. Edwards and Stewart are the only drivers who can win the title in Sunday's finale.

Stewart says the rain was "not a big drama" and that it "just makes me calm."

He adds that he will take "whatever we get" in qualifying, even if more rain forces the field to be set by owner points.