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Nascar All Star Odds

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Location: Charlotte, NC
Distance: 135miles
Laps: 90

The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, formerly known as The Winston until 2004, the Nextel All-Star Challenge from 2004 to 2007, then the Sprint All-Star Race from 2013 to 2016, is an annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car exhibition race between race winners from the previous season and the beginning of the current season, as well as all past event winners, previous NASCAR Cup Series champions who attempted to run the entire previous season. Two other ways to become eligible to race in the event are winning one of the five Showdown races (a twin 20-lap race for drivers not eligible for the main event), or by winning the fan vote.

The new format consists of the familiar three segments, but the noticeable difference is how the lineup will be set for the final 13-lap heat. A draw will determine whether the top nine, 10 or 11 drivers have to make a mandatory four-tire pit stop just prior to the decisive segment. Any drivers falling outside the cutoff to pit will be forced to remain on the track with tires at least 15 laps old.

That slower cars will restart up front on worn tires, while faster cars with fresher tires will be positioned toward the back, should guarantee an increase in passing and side-by-side racing, both of which have been in short supply in the annual mid-May race held at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In each of the past three editions not a single lead change has occurred within the final 10 laps.

At a minimum, the juxtaposition in speed between the two groups of cars will make for a very eventful restart. Those drivers on old tires will try desperately to maintain their spots, with those on newer tires feverishly attempting to get back up front.

For this concept to work as designed it is dependent upon Goodyear to bring a tire that falls off over a run. That the manufacturer has consistently done so throughout the season should alleviate any concerns.

The innovative format is credited to Brad Keselowski, who cultivated the idea as part of the Sprint Cup Drivers Council, a nine-member committee that regularly meets with high-ranking NASCAR officials to discuss issues primarily related to competition and safety.

Track Details
Completed: 1959 5° straights
Distance: 1.5 miles Frontstretch: 1,980 feet
Shape: Quad-oval Backstretch: 1,500 feet
Banking: 24° turns Seating : 165,000


2017 All Star Schedule

8:00A-10:00P: Will call open
8:00A-10:00P: Camping World Racing Resort campground open
8:00A-Post-race: Ticket office open
8:00A-1 hr. post: Gift Shop open
9:00A-1:00P: Race Shop Tour $49/person and $39 kids 3-13 to Hendrick Motorsports, Stewart Haas Racing, Kannapolis – Dale Sr. statue, Curb Motorsports Museum (departure locations: 35 minutes prior from Tim Flock camping office; 25 minutes prior from 4th Turn Camping bathhouse; 15 minutes prior from zMAX Dragway tower) max 54 people per tour
10:00A-10:45A: Trackside Tram Tour $20/person and $10 kids 13 and younger (depart from Gate 4 information booth, arrive 30 minutes early to check-in) max 50 people per tour
10:30A-6:00P: Credential office open
10:30A-1:00A: Fan assistance trams running
11:00A-11:45A: Trackside Tram Tour $20/person and $10 kids 13 and younger (depart from Gate 4 information booth, arrive 30 minutes early to check-in) max 50 people per tour
11:00A-7:00P: Fan Zone open (displays begin to close at green flag)
11:30A-2:00A: Fan assistance golf carts running
1:00P-7:00P: Fan Stage activities (Fan Zone)
2:00P-6:00P: CMS pit pass access
2:00P-Post-race: Gate 1, 8 & 26 open for pit pass access
2:00P-4:00P: Pit Party (Infield, Pit Road)
2:00P-3:15P: Justin Moore pre-race concert (Party Island)
3:30P-5:00P: Bellator MMA Live Fights (Back corner of Fan Zone)
4:00P-Post-race: Spectator gates and suites open
4:00P-Post-race: Whisky River open (Ford concourse)
5:05P-Monster Energy Open qualifying (multi-vehicle, 2 rounds)
5:40P-Monster Energy Open driver introductions
6:00P-Monster Energy Open (20 laps/20 laps/10 laps)
7:30P-Monster Energy All-Star Race driver introductions
8:00P-Monster Energy All-Star Race (20 laps/20 laps/20 laps/10 laps)

2017 Nascar All Star Results

Pos Driver Team Maker Time Speed
1 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.331 184.106
2 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.468 183.250
3 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.921 180.475
4 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.600 182.432
5 Jamie McMurray Sterling Marlin Chevrolet 29.543 182.784

 

Past Winners

YEAR DRIVER TEAM MAKER WINNER'S PRIZE
2008 Kasey Kahne Gillett Evernham Motorsports Dodge $1,037,935
2009 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet $1,033,656
2010 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge $1,078,309
2011 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford $1,203,000
2012 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet $1,071,340
2013 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet $1,039,175
2014 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet $1,035,734
2015 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota $1,045,009
2016 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford $1,045,009

 

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