NASCAR proclaims All-Star Race format
NASCAR and Texas Motor Speedway have confirmed the format, technical parts and eligibility for the 2021 NASCAR All-Star Race.
The race format is as follows:
- The race will characteristic six rounds, totaling 100 laps.
- Beginning lineup for Spherical 1 will probably be decided by way of random draw.
Rounds 1 by way of 4 will probably be 15 laps every; Spherical 5 will probably be 30 laps; the Ultimate Spherical will characteristic a 10-lap shootout.
At the start of Spherical 2, the sphere will probably be inverted by way of random draw (minimal of eight/most of 12) stay on FS1.
The Spherical 2 random draw can even be seen stay by followers attending the race on Massive Hoss TV.
Earlier than the beginning of Spherical 3, the whole discipline will probably be inverted.
At the start of Spherical 4, the sphere will probably be inverted by way of random draw (minimal of eight/most of 12).
Beginning positions for Spherical 5 will encompass the cumulative end from Rounds 1-4. The bottom cumulative finisher begins on the pole, second-lowest begins second, and so forth. All vehicles should enter pit highway for a compulsory four-tire pit cease throughout Spherical 5.
The beginning positions within the Ultimate Spherical are set by ending positions of Spherical 5.
Solely inexperienced flag laps will rely within the NASCAR All-Star race.
The quickest group on pit highway throughout the obligatory pit cease will earn $100,000.
The race winner will probably be awarded $1,000,000.
From a technical facet, all parts of the automotive stay the identical apart from the tapered spacer which will probably be 57/64ths.
“Texas has all the time felt like an All-Star market; it’s a big-event market and Texas Motor Speedway thrives beneath a vibrant highlight,” mentioned Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR govt vp and chief racing improvement officer. “The complete Speedway Motorsports and TMS group has finished an unimaginable job embracing and elevating this occasion, making a enjoyable, must-see present for followers on the observe and watching from residence on FS1.”
The NASCAR Open will run instantly previous to the NASCAR All-Star Race and can embrace three segments (20 laps / 20 laps / 10 laps). The winner of every phase will earn a spot within the All-Star Race in addition to the winner of the Fan Vote. Followers might vote for his or her favourite driver by visiting www.NASCAR.com for particulars.
These eligible for the NASCAR All-Star embrace drivers who received a factors occasion in both 2020 or 2021; drivers who received a NASCAR All-Star Race and compete full-time; and drivers who received a NASCAR Cup Sequence Championship and compete full-time.
Drivers who’ve already clinched an All-Star Race spot are Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, William Byron, Cole Custer, Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Michael McDowell, Ryan Newman and Martin Truex Jr.
Protection of the NASCAR All-Star Race will start on June 13 at 5 p.m. ET on FS1. The NASCAR Open will air at 6 p.m. and the NASCAR All-Star Race begins at 8 p.m. on FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.