One more will be added as the victor of fan voting.
That year was the first time the exhibition dash-for-cash was held under the lights at Charlotte.
“So I have a lot of great memories here from watching races“. It inspired a vote from Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Elliott is, generally speaking, a more measured driver than Blaney.
“I’m still not really sure what happened”, Newman said. Drivers that have recently won a race or been a Cup Series champ automatically get entry.
Kyle Busch was second-fastest in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota with a speed of 143.826 miles per hour, just one-hundredth slower than Larson’s time.
Kyle Busch suggested that it might not be worthwhile to use the softer tires if he makes the shootout. That 70-lap distance around the 1.5-mile track is a throwback to the first All-Star race in 1985 (last year it was 110 laps). “When I was going over the bumps in the regular, “Prime” tires, the vehicle would want to step out on me”.
“It will be an honor to carry the Maaco colors on the No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet and represent the Maaco shop owners and thousands of employees across North America in this exciting All-Star event”, added William Sturgill, director of North American Motorsports for Axalta Coatings. I hope it does. And I’m definitely excited about getting the pole because I wasn’t expecting to qualify this good. The official NASCAR stance is wait and see.
Practice begins Friday at 1 p.m. (FS1) and qualifying is Saturday at 4:35 p.m., also on FS1.
To determine the starting lineup for the race, each team will have three timed laps with a mandatory four-tire pit stop – so the pit crews have to be on their game as well. Although he participated in last year’s All-Star Race, qualifying was rained out. The winners of each of the first three segments, plus the drivers with the best average finish in the first three segments, advance to the final round. Three drivers will transfer as segment winners from the 50-lap Monster Energy Open preliminary race.
“Starting up front is a big deal”, Larson said. “It’s not as insane intense as I thought it would be, but it’s fun”.
The All Star Race will have four stages – three of 20 laps before a 10-lap finale.
As in other series, the markings on the faster option tire will be different.
DiBenedetto, who now ranks 32nd in Monster Energy Cup standings, races for a very small team called Go Fas Racing.
Taking a look at the current standings, Kyle Larson and his No. 42 Chevrolet have been the best so far this season. Generally, fans must rely on radio and TV announcers to stay informed about which driver is on which set of tires.