Tonight’s All-Star Race at Charlotte: Start time, lineup and more

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Kyle Busch will look to repeat his All-Star victory from last year but will have to do so with a new aero package intended to tighten the competition.

NASCAR has mandated a restrictor plate, larger splitter, areo ducts and a larger spoiler for each car this weekend. This package has not been run before at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Here are all the details for tonight’s race.

(All times are Eastern)

START: Interscope Records and Monster Energy Artist Machine Gun Kelly will give the command to start engines at 8:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 8:16 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 80 laps over four stages around the 1.5-mile track.

ALL-STAR FORMAT: Stage 1 is 30 laps. Stage 2 is 20 laps. Stage 3 is 20 laps. Final stage is 10 laps.

SPECIAL RULES: Overtime can be used for the end of all stages. Only green flag laps will count in the final stage. Final stage must end under green. Crews can work on the car during a red flag. The six-minute clock for repairs is not in use tonight.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 9:30 a.m. Practice is from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 4 p.m. Driver introductions for Monster Open are at 5:30 p.m. Driver introductions for Monster Energy All-Star Race begin at approximately 7:32 p.m.

NATIONAL ANTHEMMonster Energy Girl Erica Nagashima will perform the anthem at 8:01 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race beginning at 8 p.m. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 7 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high of 76 degrees and a 41 percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Kyle Busch won last year’s race and the $1 million prize. Kyle Larson placed second. Jimmie Johnson finished third.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.

 

MONSTER OPEN 

START:  Misti Mason, senior marketing manager at Circle K Stores Southeast, will give the command to start engines at 5:51 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 6 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 50 laps over three stages around the 1.5-mile track.

ALL-STAR FORMAT: Stage 1 is 20 laps. Stage 2 is 20 laps. Stage 3 is 10 laps.

SPECIAL RULES: Winner of each stage advances to the Monster Energy All-Star Race. The fan vote winner will be announced after the final stage. Final stage must end under green. Crews can work on the car during a red flag. The six-minute clock for repairs is not in use tonight.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 9:30 a.m. Practice is from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 4 p.m. Driver introductions for Monster Open are at 5:30 p.m. Driver introductions for Monster Energy All-Star Race begins at approximately 7:32 p.m.

GOD BLESS AMERICADanielle Johnson will perform the song at 5:46 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race beginning at 6 p.m. Coverage begins at 5 p.m. Motor Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 5:30 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have MRN’s broadcast.

FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high of 80 degrees and a 16 percent chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Clint Bowyer won Stage 1. Ryan Blaney won Stage 2. Daniel Suarez won Stage 3.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the Open lineup.