Tonight, the NASCAR Sprint Cup All Star race will be televised for the world to see. Yesterday, qualifying runs at Charlotte Motor Speedway ended with Kyle Busch at the pole position for the race tonight. Busch lapped the track, which runs a mile and a half, at 135.916 miles per hour, taking the pole position from Clint Bower, whose speed was 135.377 miles per hour.
For the All Star Race, qualifying is a little different than other races. Drivers are required to lap the track 3 times, making a pit stop during lap 2 for a 4-tire change. Because of the pit stop, qualifying runs end up in the 130s rather than the 190s that would normally mark single lap qualifying runs.
The All Star race is one of the most unique races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. It’s a no points race with a huge purse -$1 million to win – and multiple restarts. The race is run in segments of 50 laps, 20 laps, 20 laps and 10 laps. It’s the final 10 laps that will make all the difference in the race.
Kyle Busch has been slated as one of the drivers to beat at the NASCAR Sprint Cup All Star race. Many experts seem to think that this short track style race is right up Busch’s alley. Busch likes restarts and always seems to do well with them.
Several stations will be hosting the race live tonight with coverage beginning at 7 pm. Fans can watch the Sprint Showdown at 7:30 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup All Star race at around 9 pm tonight. SPEED TV and on Fox Sports.