NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer CONCORD, N.C. – The most recent winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is Joey Logano. Although the win came in last weekend’s Sprint All-Star Race, a non-points race, Logano and his No. 22 Pennzoil team are riding the momentum of the win into this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600. When asked about how his Sprint All-Star Race win give him momentum, Logano had this to say, “It definitely gives us momentum. For us, the No. 22 team in particular, we were coming off of three crashesRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer CONCORD, N.C. – This year, two drivers transferred from the Sprint Showdown to the Sprint All-Star race. The two drivers who won the Sprint Fan Vote were Chase Elliott and Danica Patrick. After qualifying was rained out, the starting grid was set by owner’s points, putting Elliott in the seventh position and Patrick in the 19th position. Elliott held on to the seventh position for much of the first segment. Patrick held station as well until after the mandatory two tire green flag pit stop.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer CONCORD, N.C. –When the format for this year’s All-Star race was announced, no one could have predicted just how bizarre the race would play out. Brad Keselowski was second fastest in practice, but started in sixth after qualifying was rained out and the starting grid was set by owner’s points. Meanwhile teammate Joey Logano was fifth fastest and started eighth. Keselowski started segment one in sixth and sat there for much of the segment. Keselowski slowly moved forward as others peeled off to make theirRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer After an impressive start to All-Star weekend on Saturday morning with the rain-delayed Sprint Showdown, all eyes were on the new NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race format to see if it could equal the excitement from the preliminary race, but the new format fell well short of expectations as the Showdown overshadowed the main event. The Sprint Showdown started off with a photo finish between Trevor Bayne and Chase Elliott in the first segment of the All-Star preliminaries as Bayne made a daring three-wide pass forRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – At the end of a wild and crazy Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Joey Logano got the upper hand in an intense battle with last-chance qualifier Kyle Larson and took home the million-dollar prize as the winner of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Trying to block the stronger car of Logano in the closing 13-lap final segment of the race, Larson buried his car into Turn 1 as Logano edged ahead. Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet got loose and sailed upRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer CONCORD, N.C. – This weekend marks the first All-Star race weekend for Ryan Blaney, and the first appearance for Wood Brothers Racing in the All-Star race weekend line-up since Bill Elliott piloted the No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion in the Sprint Showdown in 2010. Elliott started seventh in the Sprint Showdown and finished 12th without transferring to the main event that year. Blaney also has to compete in the Sprint Showdown, be one of the three segment winners that will transfer to the All-Star raceRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer As the NASCAR community descends upon Charlotte for the traditional Charlotte race weeks, which include the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600 that take place over the next two weekends at Charlotte Motor Speedway, all of the focus turns to the rough and tumble non-points event set for this Saturday night. With that in mind, this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater” takes a look back at one of the more memorable All-Star races in history, the 2000 running of “The Winston.” PriorRead More