2016_allstar1 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
4 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports
5 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Continue reading “2016 NASCAR Sprint All Star Race from Charlotte – Locked In Entry List”

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By: Toby Christie

Jeff Gordon, who has three Sprint All-Star race wins in his illustrious career, trails only his teammate Jimmie Johnson (four wins) on the all-time win-list in this prestigious dash for the cash event which has been a fixture on the schedule since 1985.

Although Gordon hasn’t won this event since 2001 (13 years ago), he may have his best shot in years to reach victory lane on Saturday.

Continue reading “Time Right For Another Jeff Gordon All-Star Moment?”

2013 charlotte all star qualifying carl edwards1 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 111.297 145.556
2 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row/Sealy Chevrolet 112.447 144.068
3 16 Greg Biffle 3M Filtrete Ford 112.706 143.737
4 18 Kyle Busch Snickers Bites Toyota 112.754 143.676
5 22 Joey Logano Pennzoil Ford 112.991 143.374
6 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 113.595 142.612
7 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 113.719 142.456
8 55 Mark Martin Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota 114.001 142.104

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9 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 114.033 142.064
10 24 Jeff Gordon Cromax Pro Chevrolet 114.336 141.688
11 39 Ryan Newman Aspen Dental Chevrolet 114.716 141.218
12 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 114.989 140.883
13 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/NWTF Chevrolet 115.379 140.407
14 34 David Ragan CSX – Play it Safe Ford 115.778 139.923
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 117.190 138.237 Continue reading “2013 NASCAR Cup Series All Star Race Starting Lineup – Carl Edwards On Pole”

Pit Road Strategy To Be Critical Component;
Fans To Again Vote One Driver Into Field

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – The 28th running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race will provide some additional incentive for drivers to win one of the four segments heading into the final 10-lap shootout, as the emphasis on winning and pit road strategy have never been more prevalent in this special night of NASCAR star-studded competition. Through the annual Sprint Fan Vote, under way now, fans can again cast ballots for their favorite eligible driver. The driver receiving the highest number of votes will earn a spot in the field.

The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race set for Saturday, May 19 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (SPEED, 7 p.m.), will consist of four 20-lap segments, concluding with a 10-lap sprint and a $1 million payout to the race winner. This year’s format will place a higher premium for drivers who win one of the four segments, however, as the winners of the first four segments will move to the front of the field and line up 1-4 prior to the field coming to pit road for the final mandatory pit stop.

When the drivers come down pit road, crew chiefs will have to decide on their best pit strategy, as multiple scenarios will unfold. The team that makes the best call, combined with the optimum performance on pit road, is likely to be in the driver’s seat for the final 10 laps of competition. Wherever the drivers are positioned as they come off pit road after that pit stop is where they will line up to start the final 10-lap segment.

Continue reading “NASCAR All Star Race 101: Format, Drivers, Eligibility, Grid, Pit Crews, Tickets, Fan Vote”