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The NASCAR All-Star race is retuning to Texas Motor Speedway for the second yr in a row this May, however it may be very completely different from final yr’s occasion.
Instead of six rounds, the 125-lap primary occasion will probably be cut up into 4. The first three will probably be 25 laps every and the fourth 50 laps with a winner-take-all $1 million prize on the road.
The winner of the primary spherical will begin the ultimate spherical on pole place so long as he finishes fifteenth or higher in rounds two and three. The spherical two winner will begin second within the remaining if he finishes fifteenth or higher in spherical three, and the third spherical winner will begin third.
The fourth beginning place within the remaining will probably be decided by a pit cease competitors that takes place between levels two and three, with the winner required to complete fifteenth or higher in spherical three to carry the spot. There’s additionally a brand new qualifying format in place that features head-to-head knockout rounds.
The first spherical consists of single-car, single-lap runs in reverse order of the season standings earlier than the race. The quickest eight drivers them transfer on to a one-on-one elimination bracket that begins in pit lane, the place the groups should full a four-tire change earlier than the automobiles take off with no pace restrict and full one lap of the observe.
All-Star winners and season champions competing full time this season get automated entry to the All-Star Race, as do Cup Series race winners from 2021 and 2022, however different drivers can earn a spot by the NASCAR Open earlier within the day.
The 50 lap race is damaged into three rounds of 20, 20 and 10 laps, with the winner of every transferring on to the All-Star Race together with the winner of a fan vote.
The drivers who’ve clinched a spot within the All-Star Race thus far are: AJ Allmendinger, Aric Almirola, Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Chase Briscoe, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, William Byron, Ross Chastain, Austin Cindric, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Michael McDowell, Martin Truex Jr., and Bubba Wallace.
The All-Star Race broadcast is scheduled for May 22 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1.