Kyle Larson emerged as the winner in NASCAR’s first North Wilkesboro Speedway race since 1996, leading for 145 of the 200 laps. This marked his third win in his last four appearances while also becoming the first driver to win at All-Star Race history at three different tracks. Bubba Wallace finished second, followed by Tyler Reddick, Chase Briscoe, and Chase Elliott. As for last year’s winner, Ryan Blaney, he finished in sixth place. The top 10 was completed by Daniel Suárez, Erik Jones, Ty Gibbs, and Joey Logano.
NASCAR All-Star Race returns to the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina as part of NASCAR Cup Series. The event will be held on Sunday May 21 . Find all the action from home with SlingTV.
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The NASCAR All-Star Race is an annual exhibition race for NASCAR Cup Series drivers who have won a race in the previous or current season, or are past winners or champions of the event. You can get all the action and so much more on FS1 included with Sling Blue for just $40.00/mo.
NASCAR All–Star Race Overview
NASCAR All–Star Race is a 200 lap event with competition break around lap 100. It is going to be held in the revived North Wilkesboro Speedway, which is 0.625 miles oval track that features a unique uphill backstretch and downhill front stretch, that has not had a Cup Series race since 1996.
The All–Star Open is an alternative route for drivers who don’t qualify through race wins. The race covers 100 laps with a competition break around lap 40. The top two finishers will progress to the All–Star Open race. The last slot is allocated to a Fan Vote winner who also will advance to the All–Star Race.
Jimmie Johnson is the driver with the most All-Star wins, four, in 2003, 2006, 2012, and 2013. Kyle Larson, Dale Earnhardt, and Jeff Gordon are tied for second with three wins each. Hendrick Motorsports is the team with the most wins (ten) and Chevrolet is the most victorious carmaker, with 17 wins.
Ryan Blaney of Team Penske won the All–Star Race last year driving a Ford-manufactured car. The winner this year receives one million dollars.
NASCAR All–Star Race Schedule
Here’s a list of all the events taking place at the NASCAR All–Star Race:
- Fri May 19 : Cup Practice (FS1)
- Fri May 19 : Cup Pit Crew Challenge (FS1)
- Sat May 20 : Cup Heat Qualifiers (FS1)
- Sat May 21 : All–Star Open (FS1)
- Sat May 21 : All–Star Race (FS1)
Here is a list of drivers who have qualified for the All–Star Race:
- Ross Chastain
- Austin Cindric
- Austin Dillon
- Kevin Harvick
- Kyle Larson
- Brad Keselowski
- Kyle Busch
- Chase Elliott
- Denny Hamlin
- Ryan Blaney
- Chase Briscoe
- Chris Buescher
- Martin Truex Jr.
- Christopher Bell
- Joey Logano
- Bubba Wallace
- William Byron
- Erik Jones
- Tyler Reddick
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
- Daniel Suarez
The other drivers who will have to qualify through the All–Star Open and Fan Vote are: Corey LaJoie, Aric Almirola, Chandler Smith, J.J. Yeley, AJ Allmendinger, Harrison Burton, Justin Haley, Michael McDowell, Todd Gilliland, Ryan Preece, Noah Gragson, Josh Berry, Ryan Newman, Ty Gibbs, Ty Dillon, Josh Bilicki.
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