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Ahh I always look forward to the All-Star race- who doesn’t? It’s time for the drivers to just drive. No points- it’s purely for the cash at the end of the day.  For those who are not in the know – the 2017 All-Star Race format has changed (which is no surprise- they seem to tweak this on a yearly basis).

How The All-Star Race Will Work

Four stages for a total of 70 laps. The first three stages are twenty laps a piece.  The last stage is a 10 lap shoot out that only 10 cars will race in (whot? I know we will get to that in a second).

The winner of each of the first three stages is guaranteed a spot in the final stage provided they are on the lead lap at the end of stage 3.  The rest of the final stage (7 additional cars unless the same car wins multiple stages) will be filled by the cars with the best average finish in the first three stages will make up the remaining spots needed to fill the 10-car final stage again providing they are on the lead lap at the end of stage 3.

The final 10 car field will be lined up by average finish of the first three stages and given the option to pit. If they pit and  how they come off of pit road WILL effect how they start the final stage. The winner of the final stage gets the $1 million dollar race purse.

How A Driver Qualifies For The All-Star Race  (more…)