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The NASCAR All-Star Race will be a 200-lap occasion at North Wilkesboro Speedway with just 1 break and only 1 essential element — drivers will have to make certain they do not go so speedy that their tires put on out.
Drivers will only be permitted to adjust to sticker tires as soon as in the final one hundred laps of the Might 21 occasion, the initial Cup occasion at the .625-mile track considering the fact that 1996. It will be televised reside on FS1 with the preliminary All-Star Open at five p.m. ET and the primary occasion at eight p.m. ET.
With it getting NASCAR’s “field of dreams” moment, NASCAR opted not to have also several segments or inverts as it has had in previous All-Star races. The winner’s purse will stay $1 million.
A pit-cease competitors will establish the lineups for 60-lap heat races Might 20 which will set the beginning order for the primary occasion. For drivers not automatically certified for the primary occasion, there are two spots open to the top rated-two finishers of the one hundred-lap Open race, and then 1 final spot amongst these remaining will be determined by a fan vote.
NASCAR did not adjust its eligibility needs to get seven-time Cup champion and existing element-time driver Jimmie Johnson to be in the primary occasion — it is all winners from 2022-23 and previous All-Star winners and Cup champions who compete complete time.
That puts these drivers in the primary occasion: Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Chase Briscoe, Chris Buescher, Kyle Busch, William Byron, Ross Chastain, Austin Cindric, Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Tyler Reddick, Daniel Suarez, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Martin Truex Jr. and Bubba Wallace.
Bob Pockrass covers NASCAR for FOX Sports. He has spent decades covering motorsports, like the previous 30 Daytona 500s, with stints at ESPN, Sporting News, NASCAR Scene magazine and The (Daytona Beach) News-Journal. Adhere to him on Twitter @bobpockrass, and sign up for the FOX Sports NASCAR Newsletter with Bob Pockrass.
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