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Expectations for NASCAR All-Star Races in Texas

The annual competition by many of the top stars in the Cup Series is undergoing a dramatic restart this year, including the new truck host at Texas Motor Speedway.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the All-Star event to move to the Bristol (Tennessee) Motor Speedway last year, but until then, the Charlotte Motor Speedway has been running every year, except once since 1985. It was held.

There are many other changes to the Sunday night event. Here is the look:


The race will take place in 6 rounds, for a total of 100 laps. The Round 1 starting lineup will be decided by a random draw (Kyle Larson is on Paul).

Rounds 1 to 4 each have 15 laps. Round 5 is 30 laps. The final round will have a 10-lap shootout.

At the beginning of Round 2, the fields are flipped by a random draw (minimum 8 / max 12).

The entire field is flipped before the start of Round 3.

At the beginning of Round 4, the fields are flipped by a random draw (minimum 8 / max 12).

The starting position for Round 5 consists of the cumulative finish of the drivers from Rounds 1 to 4. The lowest cumulative finisher starts at the pole, the second lowest cumulative finisher starts second, and so on. In Round 5, all cars require a 4-tire pit stop and must enter the pit road.

The start position of the final round is set by the finish position of round 5.

Only Green Flag Laps are counted in NASCAR All-Star races.


The fastest team on the pit road during the mandatory pit stop will win $ 100,000.

The winner of the final 10 laps of the All-Star Race will be awarded $ 1 million.

Target driver

There are already 17 drivers in the All-Star race: Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, William Byron, Cole Custer, Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvic, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Michael McDowell, Ryan Newman, Martin Trux Jr.

Qualification criteria include winners of the 2020-21 Cup Series races and full-time drivers who are past All-Star winners or past Cup Series champions.

But wait, there’s more

An additional four drivers will be eligible for Sunday’s main event through an All-Star Open and fan voting.

The All-Star Open will take place in three rounds of 20-lap, 20-lap and 10-lap shootouts, with the winner of the three rounds advancing to the All-Star Main Event. Fan voting will determine the final driver on the field.

When and where to see

The All-Star Open will air live on Fox Sports 1 at 6 pm EST Sunday.

The NASCAR All-Star Race will air live on Fox Sports 1 at 8 pm EST Sunday. Expectations for NASCAR All-Star Races in Texas

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