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Race Format

Sunday, May 22, 2022
NASCAR Cup Series

The NASCAR All-Star Race returns to Texas Motor Speedway, and you can secure your spot for this star-studded event that’s part competition, part carnival. Come early and see Blake Shelton perform prior to the green flag.

Practice & qualifying return for all three NASCAR Series, which means more on-track action for you to enjoy throughout the weekend!

Practice/Qualifying

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NASCAR ALL-STAR OPEN QUALIFYING

  • Traditional single-car, one-lap format in reverse order of the current 2022 owner points.

NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE QUALIFYING 

  • Round one is the traditional single-car, one-lap format in reverse order of the current 2022 owner points.
  • Fastest eight qualifiers transfer to a three-round, head-to-head elimination bracket.
  • Round two is the elimination bracket that features two cars staged in adjacent pit stalls near the end of pit road.
  • At the sound of an alert, each pit crew will perform a four-tire stop and, at the drop of the jack, drivers will exit their pit stalls (with no speed limit) onto the track.
  • First car back to the start/finish line advances to the next round.
  • Final pairing competes for the pole.

NASCAR All-Star Open

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STAGE 1 (20 LAPS)

  • All laps (green flag and yellow flag) will be counted during Stage 1.
  • The official leader at the conclusion of Stage 1 is eligible to participate in the All-Star Race and must report to a designated area in the garage at the conclusion of Stage 1.

STAGE 2 (20 LAPS)

  • All laps (green flag and yellow flag) will be counted during Stage 2.
  • The official leader at the conclusion of Stage 2 is eligible to participate in the All-Star Race and must report to a designated area in the garage at the conclusion of Stage 2.

FINAL STAGE (10 LAPS)

  • Only green flag laps will be counted during the Final Stage. 
  • The official winner of Final Stage is eligible to participate in the All-Star Race and must report to a designated area in the garage at the conclusion of the Final Stage. 

NASCAR All-Star Race

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The new 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race format has provided a major incentive to win any of the opening three stages or the pit stop competition during the break between Stages 2 and 3.

STAGE 1 (25 laps): Stage 1 winner will start on the pole in the final stage as long as he finishes 15th or better in Stages 2 and 3.

STAGE 2 (25 laps): Stage 2 winner starts second in final stage as long as he finishes 15th or better in Stage 3.

SPECIAL STAGE BREAK (Pit Stop Competition): Each team must pit and perform a four-tire stop. The team with the shortest time on pit road (pit in/pit out) wins the pit crew award and the driver will start fourth in the final stage as long as he finishes 15th or better in Stage 3.

STAGE 3 (25 laps): Stage 3 winner starts third in final stage.

FINAL STAGE (50 laps): Stage 1 winner starts first, Stage 2 winner second, Stage 3 winner third and pit stop competition winner fourth. If no “natural” caution occurs between laps 15-25, NASCAR will call an “All-Star” competition caution. Winner of the Final Stage earns $1 million.

NASCAR All-Star Race Qualified Drivers

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NASCAR Cup Series drivers who have currently clinched a NASCAR All-Star Race starting spot.