Who will reign as the top All-Star in Sunday night’s NASCAR All-Star Race?
The event will be held at Texas Motor Speedway for the first time and feature six rounds, multiple inversions, a $100,000 pit stop and a $1 million check to the race winner.
Chase Elliott won last year’s NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson is the sport’s hottest drivers. He’s won three races this season, including the past two. Larson also will start on the pole, getting that in a random draw. He’ll be joined by Kyle Busch on the front row. Elliott starts sixth.
The evening will begin with the NASCAR Open. The three segment winners and the fan vote winner will advance to the NASCAR All-Star Race.
Details for Sunday’s NASCAR All-Star Race:
(All times are Eastern)
START: Tom Landry Jr. and Joe Gibbs will give the command at 7:59 p.m. … Sammy Hagar will perform “I Can’t Drive 55” at 8:05 p.m. … The green flag is scheduled to wave at 8:10 p.m.
PRERACE: Cup garage opens at 12 p.m. … Driver introductions are at 7:25 p.m. … Invocation will be given by Norm Miller, chairman of Interstate Batteries, at 7:51 p.m. … National anthem will be performed by The Side Deal at 7:52 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is 100 laps (150 miles) on the 1.5-mile speedway. Caution laps do not count.
ROUNDS: Round 1 ends at Lap 15. Round 2 ends Lap 30. Round 3 ends Lap 45. Round 4 ends Lap 60. Round 5 ends Lap 90. Final Round ends Lap 100. One attempt at a green-white-checkered can be made at the end of the first five rounds. There are an unlimited number of green-white-checkereds allowed to finish the final round.
INVERSIONS: At the beginning of Round 2, the field will be inverted via random draw (minimum of eight/maximum of 12 cars inverted). … Before the start of Round 3, the entire field will be inverted. … At the beginning of Round 4, the field will be inverted via random draw (minimum of eight/maximum of 12 cars inverted).
MANDATORY PIT STOP: All cars must enter pit road for a mandatory four-tire pit stop during Round 5. The pit stop must be done on or before the 20th lap in the 30-lap round. … The fastest team on pit road during the mandatory pit stop will earn $100,000. The time is measured from the yellow line at pit entrance to the last pit road loop. Teams must also complete those stops without a penalty.
TV/RADIO: FS1 will broadcast the race at 8 p.m. Pre-race coverage begins at 7 p.m. … Motor Racing Network’s radio coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. and also will stream at mrn.com; SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the broadcast.
FORECAST: Weather Underground’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 92 degrees and a 22% chance of rain at the start of the race.
STARTING LINEUP: NASCAR All-Star Race starting lineup
Details for Sunday’s NASCAR Open race:
START: The command to start engines will be given at 5:49 p.m. … The green flag is scheduled to wave at 6 p.m.
PRERACE: Cup garage opens at 12 p.m. … Driver introductions are at 5:35 p.m. … Invocation will be given by Bret Shisler with Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries at 5:41 p.m. … Master Sergeant Erika Stevens will perform “God Bless America” at 5:42 p.m..
DISTANCE: The race is 50 laps (75 miles) on the 1.5-mile speedway.
SEGMENTS: Segment 1 ends at Lap 20. Segment 2 ends at Lap 40. Segment 3 ends at Lap 50.
SPECIAL RULES: One attempt at a green-white-checkered can be made after segments 1 and 2. There are an unlimited number of attempts at a green-white-checkered in the last segment. … Caution laps count in the first two segments. Caution laps do not count in the final segment.
TV/RADIO: FS1 will broadcast the race at 6 p.m. Pre-race coverage begins at 5 p.m. … Motor Racing Network’s radio coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. and also will stream at goprn.com; SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the broadcast.
FORECAST: Weather Underground’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 95 degrees and a 3% chance of rain at the start of the race.
TO THE REAR: Ross Chastain for an inspection violation that also saw NASCAR eject his crew chief. Austin Cindric (failed inspection twice) and David Starr (unapproved adjustments).
STARTING LINEUP: NASCAR Open starting lineup
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